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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:24:11 PM on 6 March 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

As many of you know I normally do a lot of spraying and I do these finishes, oil varnish, Nitro, shellac, Acrylics, 2 pac .
There is nothing really I dont spray and it can vary from a old traditional shellac french polish to a modern 2k tough clears.
Now since I moved into this horrid house about 2 years ago ive had trouble doing that because I have no way of controlling temperature or dust as I lost my spray room when I moved here.
Well I had to laugh because the Chinese have invented a blow up spray both!!!
Haha what next! Check it out 4 a laugh.....pete


https://youtu.be/1HyAq3tLXlw


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:40:32 PM on 6 March 2019.
GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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I've seen real DIY booths that would be far better than that.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:45:49 PM on 6 March 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Oh yep, my last one was a DIY and it worked fine for what I'm doing.
I dont do cars anymore not for a long time.
No space in my yard here though


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:31:51 PM on 6 March 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
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Hi Pete, great to see you posting.

I had a guy next door to me working on a Escort resto.
He went back to bare shell under the car port and prepped it to filler stage.
I wondered what he was going to do next to keep the flies/bird droppings/dust off for the top coats.
Off he goes to Bunnings and buys one of those white marquee "tents" that you hold up with a frame work.
Plenty big enough to hide a car in but no control over humidity so he just picked the right day and diving in and out with a respirator did the job!
Having sprayed a couple of cars in the BIG OUTDOOOR spraybooth he was one ahead of me!

Cheers, Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:52:46 PM on 6 March 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Hello Fred!
Hope you have been well ...
Escort ,gosh ive not seen one for years ,Actually with a 2lt in them they went well,, even better with a lotus twin cam as the body weighs nothing.
My problem is this new house, no yard space.
In my past ive been like you , welding, spraying, engine rebuilds and then I moved into furniture, but I have a tiny back yard here so I'm very restricted and the neighbours are nice but very close to where I work.. Basically I hate it here! Fish out of water.
But I do spray 2k in the yard sometimes but only smallish items
There is a new 2 pac I use that is Air dry! No oven needed, but it will be banned when the word gets out .The greenies wont like it one bit because its very toxic , but boy I do and the finish is magic!
What I need is a old house somewhere on a 1/4 block!

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:07:22 AM on 7 March 2019.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
 Member since 18 November 2016
 Member #: 2012
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Hello Vintage Pete.
I know your frustration and I am sure there are many others on this forum in a similar situation. Like you I no longer have the space that is why I ventured onto the dining room table to repair the AWA B42. I had put down a table protector but it did not overlap the end of the table and I managed to spread 5 minute araldite over the end of the table cloth. Fortunately I managed to complete the repair with only one table cloth. I might have to restock on table cloths before the next project. It is not easy to give up your interests so you can fit into your new environment. I would go nuts if I could not continue doing stuff.
Regards Jimb.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 2:34:58 PM on 7 March 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Jimb,
Hello Jimb! Yep its very hard to adjust to a tiny backyard where the hills hoist takes up the complete yard if your like me and all your life you have lived in old houses with big yards .Where you can build a shed or turn the compressor on with out the neighbours turning a funny white colour and running for the phone!
Its a completely different way of life ! I hate it!
But for me this place is a stepping stone , I'm not staying here, if I did my soul would suffer.
Boring as death its self here!!!!
I always laugh at your sense humor regarding the mouth ,ceiling and flies ! Iknow exactly how you feel!
As you know I'm learning electronics and I can do that in the kitchen and I put a work bench in there .
But anything else I want to do is different story.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 3:05:13 PM on 7 March 2019.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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Hi Pete.
I guess you might be a bit younger than me. Good to hear this is a stepping stone for you.
I don't want to think about my next step. Having said that there are a lot of pluses living here. One problem with modern houses is the so called double garage. They are fine if you have a pair of Gogomobiles or a pair of Smart for Two's other than that they are completely useless. This is the problem I have. However it is a very nice place to be.
We have a lot of water birds in our estate and our own small lake. My dog although he is 11still loves his walks down to Kanahooka point on the shores of Lake Illawarra several times a week he used to do it every day but is slowing down a bit now. So for me I have to balance the good with the bad. Still busy 3 plus mornings doing charity work.
I just have to keep busy or depression sets in.
Regards Jimb.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 10:10:38 AM on 8 March 2019.
Irext's avatar
 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
 Member #: 1981
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I think that spray booth might be overkill for the odd TV cabinet but maybe they make smaller more manageable ones?
Whenever I spray or paint anything in my garage I set of a bug bomb and hour or so before hand then use a leaf blower to clear out the resulting debris.
It's not a guarantee but it helps a lot.
I've painted doors with high gloss enamel in the garage with good results.
I use a roller to get the paint on then lay it off with a brush.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 10:47:50 AM on 8 March 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Irext.
Oh I'm not considering buying it or anthing like it.
I just got a laugh out of it.
I spray all kinds of stuff though,,large furnishings..use to do cars and bikes,, whatever,,but I'm not considering a booth in this place at all .no.
hows the w101 going ???? There was one on ebay 2 days ago ,same chassis, but on its side and it was a 10 inch in Sydney.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 8:33:09 AM on 9 March 2019.
Irext's avatar
 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
 Member #: 1981
 Postcount: 400

Hi Pete. The W101 is still going strong. I power it up about once a month and let it run for 1/2 an hour or so. I'd like to do more restos on sets like it but time, space and suitable candidates get in the way.

Cheers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 10:48:50 AM on 9 March 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Irext,
Yep I know what you meen, I had a few crt tubes about the place and I was saving them for spares so borrowed Ians little CRT Emissions tester and tested all my tellies and spares, the w101 , 10 inch was close to 100 percent!!!! The precedent was completely dead!
The 58 pye w201 was dead!
The philips 1958 was 100 percent.
And the other console pye 58 , was fine too, So I had a bit of a clean out and I was a bit disappointed with the precedent result as its a pop through crt! But the w101 tube being near 100 percent made my day , funny because the aqudag had all but falllen off and I looked at it and thought oh I bet this is stuffed!
But nup its a goer! And being a 10 inch I cant complain about that.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 8:34:39 AM on 10 March 2019.
Irext's avatar
 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
 Member #: 1981
 Postcount: 400

I've never seen a 10 inch W101. I thought 17 inch was as small as they got.
It must be a very early W101.
Could you post a pic of it as I'm very curious.
As a teenager I had a 17 inch W101 console which was my 1st foray into fixing tellies.
I wish I still had it but my table top W101 is a cracker with a very bright CRT.
On the Video Karma forum they talk of a spray on aquadag coating.
I can't remember the name of it but it might be worth a post on there to track it down.

Cheers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 7:46:50 PM on 10 March 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Irext,
No mate , no such thing as a 10 inch w101.
Its my typing on a tiny phone! Typos!
No computer at the moment and I find it near impossible to type on a phone . I hit the wrong keys as they are so tiny,,,
But w101 is 17 inch ! Hahahaha.
My apologies for the typing errors while I'm using a phone,
Pete


 
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