Oil based spray paint

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Sandman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 12, 2019
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Has anyone had success using a oil based spray paint and primer ?
 

Sandman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 12, 2019
148
59
NEW SMYRNA BEACH ,FL
Gillespie Coatings paint in the military vehicle restoration arena .
ALKYD ENAMEL
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
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Central Arizona
I've sprayed a few hundred metal doors and W.I. fencing with an alkyd enamel made by Sherwin Williams. I also sprayed my old 40's International truck bed trailer my Grandfather in Law gave me. Only problem I had with it was when I used it in temperatures well below the recommend application temperature.
 

Sandman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 12, 2019
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH ,FL
I have feed room in the barn that's clean and isn't being used ? I can,t see dust being very visible on a matt finish ?
 
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rustystone2112

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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Go for it , whenever I spray outdoors I always take the hose and water everything down around me to keep the dust down
You could wet down the feed room
 
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GTs58

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If you buy it in a can to spray you'll undoubtedly have to thin it. Use toluene for a faster drying time.
 
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The Carolina Rambler

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The worst episode I had with oil-based spray paint was a can of a new type of rustoleum metal red. It initially after a day or two dried to where dust would not stick and embed, but it took months for it to harden and cure/dry completely. Couldn't hardly touch the thing, and it only did harden when I put it out in the hot 95 degree sun every day for a week or two. Good looking strong paint after that. I also found it curious, that shortly after I bought it, they stopped making the paint. That drying issue I wonder, may have been the reason why they stopped selling it, but I don't know. Don't usually have such a problem with rustoleum, even in winter.
 
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Sandman

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This is the type of feedback I was fishing for . Thank You

"but it took months for it to harden and cure/dry completely. Couldn't hardly touch the thing, and it only did harden when I put it out in the hot 95 degree sun every day for a week or two. Good looking strong paint after that."

I live in Florida so sunny hot days won't be a problem and I have other projects to keep me busy while it dries .
 
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WetDogGraphix

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 29, 2015
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Unless the paint is free, I'd think about other paints.....
You haven't said what your experience is with painting... Paint that doesn't dry very quickly can be a pain, especially to a novice..Just my 2 cents..
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,595
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I have to ask what you are going to paint and what Gillespie Coatings product are you planning on using. Using an oil base paint that can be applied with a brush or roller most always has a slower drying time and if thinned with paint thinner it extends the drying time. The type of alkyd product makes a huge difference. I read some of Gillespie's data and they have different products for different applications. I shoot an industrial acrylic oil base enamel at work that is supplied by the company that makes our machines and that stuff dries to the touch in 15 to 20 minutes with no hardener. After an hour I can pick up that item I painted and install it on the machine.
 

Sandman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 12, 2019
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH ,FL
A 1945 Columbia . Trying to build a Navy Tribute bike of that era . I have collected all the correct parts.
Spray paint in 11 OZ can . Flat Navy Gray . I have worked at a body shop doing prep work but we had our on sprayers .
This is US Made and is the super high quality Gillespie Coatings brand. This is oil based enamel. This is the top of the line and the paint all the serious collectors and the US Military Museum systems use. Just ask any of the serious collectors or military vehicle restorers about the Gillespie Brand.
The bike would not be a display bike but something I would ride on the beach during the 4th and Veterans day .
Question was .
Has anyone had success using a oil based spray paint and primer ?

Thank You
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,595
Central Arizona
A 1945 Columbia . Trying to build a Navy Tribute bike of that era . I have collected all the correct parts.
Spray paint in 11 OZ can . Flat Navy Gray . I have worked at a body shop doing prep work but we had our on sprayers .
This is US Made and is the super high quality Gillespie Coatings brand. This is oil based enamel. This is the top of the line and the paint all the serious collectors and the US Military Museum systems use. Just ask any of the serious collectors or military vehicle restorers about the Gillespie Brand.
The bike would not be a display bike but something I would ride on the beach during the 4th and Veterans day .
Question was .
Has anyone had success using a oil based spray paint and primer ?


Thank You
Yes. A few hundred doors in new subdivisions, exterior doors on new Walmarts, JC Pennys and other commercial buildings.
 
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Sandman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 12, 2019
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Yes. A few hundred doors in new subdivisions, exterior doors on new Walmarts, JC Pennys and other commercial buildings.
You must of used a few thousands of cans . :anguished:
 

WetDogGraphix

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 29, 2015
3,335
West Coast
If you're set on this paint, just find something to practice on first....
I always spray on these first to insure proper paint flow, and to check color.....They are small as not to waste a lot of paint....

 
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