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Painting in cold

#21
Man, all you need now is a disco ball, a smoke machine and a sound system....

Actually locks pretty cool. Curious on the electric bill increase. Normally mine's around $100 this time of year. Last month is was $217 after using the 2 Comfort Zone heater....

Good luck..
 
#22
jlcustomz, I can see Chevy Chase in Christmas vacation when you hit the switch for those lamps. They have to pull the auxillary nuclear power switch.
Do the kerosene or propane salamanders cause problems in the paint? I have a propane one I used to use to work on snowmobiles 20 years ago but it would burn my eyes after a while. I remember the kerosene ones being a lot worse.

I have heated concrete floor in the booth controllable seperate from the rest of the building. It spoils me and I wouldn't give it up.
 
#23
jlcustomz, I can see Chevy Chase in Christmas vacation when you hit the switch for those lamps. They have to pull the auxillary nuclear power switch.
Do the kerosene or propane salamanders cause problems in the paint? I have a propane one I used to use to work on snowmobiles 20 years ago but it would burn my eyes after a while. I remember the kerosene ones being a lot worse.

I have heated concrete floor in the booth controllable seperate from the rest of the building. It spoils me and I wouldn't give it up.
Does it transfer the heat to the panels good? Is it electric or hot water?
 
#24
The propane forced air heaters haven't caused me paint problems, does get me sick going from too hot to cold constantly
switching fans on & off, plus the fumes. A little use to bring up heat doesn't bother me much.
Yesterday was only 2nd day of my using strips of heat bulbs a few hours of my 12 hour day in a north fla located small shop, constantly switching on & off. Definitely helps control temps more consistently, Yea draws a lot of power, but not more than big electric heaters.
Here in North Fla, isn't as cold for as long as up north, so businesses don't like to spend much on setup for a few really cold days,
 
#25
My setup is gas boiler with hot water tubes running in the concrete. Panel temp is the same temp as the thermostat. I used to run the floor temp up to 90 degrees after painting and let it set for 24 hours. That was excessive and I didn't notice any difference. That afternoon in the sunshine did more than the heat. Now I leave the booth at 75 all winter. But I'm not production and parts can set.

My old 2 car garage where I painted had a reznor infrared tube heater in the ceiling and that worked good at warming surfaces compared to the hot dawg style forced air heater it replaced.
 
#26
To anyone laughing at my heat bulb light strips , yea they are funny in a way. BUT had to do a crapload of stuff today with a SW waterbourne acrylic in 100% humidity and mostly steady rain today. They make a life or death difference for me, I would have been dead in the water today trying to get numerous items to dry with 2 or 3 coats & Have cured for install tomorrow. No pun intended.
Ok, maybe a little.
Definitely great for parts drying. Gotta remember, UV bulbs don't dry by heat only, it's a little bit like an artificial sun.
 

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