Oooops - How not to open a Testors Spray Can

Grey One Jan 21, 2006

  1. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, I have to admit it was not as bad as it could have been. For some reason I decided to make the impromtue "spray booth". Notice how I even left a "lip" across the bottom for structural integrity. Let's see:
    A few loose papers put down
    Off white carpet
    Off white walls
    One can spewing red paint
    < insert resulting image >

    I guess the undecorated car I - will - have painted and numbered should be a high preasure tank car with a little "patch" near the opening. Needless to say it should be in Testors Flat Red and have a "Safety First" decale. Maybe even some tagging. [​IMG]
    Who wants to do it?
    What car and what charge?

    Maybe Pete or Mark should do it.
    What say you?

    [ January 22, 2006, 11:50 AM: Message edited by: Grey One ]
     
  2. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Pete and Steve-

    Never one to be outdone, I have two more valuable lessons just learned today-

    Lesson Learned #1- Good trackwork prevents injuries.

    Lesson Learned #2- Never, but Never shove your arm into an access slot to get a derailed locomtive (MP, as a matter of fact) so far that you tear the skin on your arm against the unsanded edge of the plywood which brings us to

    Lesson Learned #3- Sand down all edges of access slots or holes in case you need to get your fat arm in there and fish around for an engine.

    Oh, well, another sports injury near the end of the football season. I know what it looks like and I assure you there are no mosquitos in New York in January nor am I shooting dope.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Grey One

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    Mark - You are soooo competitive. Really, you did not have to do that to win back the crown. There really are easier ways.

    Oh, and thanks for the tips.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    :eek: You guys are dangerous! Think I'll keep my distance.

    [​IMG] :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  5. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Grey One:

    Mark is the champ in the lessons lessoned category.


    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  6. Grey One

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    Don't be silly, oh, what, you want this xacto blade? Here, catch! [​IMG]
     
  7. Krasny Strela

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    Do we now have a name change in the works? Grey One sounds somewhat inappropriate.
     
  8. Jim Wiggin

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And all you guys were having a great conversation and this guy shows up :rolleyes: Yes Grey one very lucky and I'm glad you were not hurt but safety first. I wasn't going to respond to this as Testor products are not my bag, but the category manager is never on here so I'll be the annoying one. Those paper labels on the Testor spray cans are a real pain and are there supposedly to make vandals have a harder time opening the label in the store. The sprays sold at Wally World have both a paper label as well as a thing plastic label. I found the easiest way to cut the label without the show is to use a serrated plastic knife. Using a sawing pattern will cut both labels but not the can. That said please, lets not try to find out, let Jamie and Adam see if a plastic knife can cut a can. Just never use a sharp object as it can as we see here puncture a can.

    The good news is that no one was injured in the production (or non-production) of this caboose. Grey one I have a better idea for a easy paint scheme, use the new Model Master Lacquer colors, they are flat and dry much faster then the enamels and don't hide a lot of details. I just painted a bunch of 40 foot reefers in N scale this weekend using the Classic White and they look great.
     
  9. Grey One

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    Thanks, BNSF7173,
    The guys here know me pretty well. Go easy on em. I guess I’m lucky I did not get a face full of paint or my off white carpet ruined. But I would never have blamed Testors for my own kluztyness. Then again, I made my own luck, (for reasons that elude me), by making the “paint booth”. I never take time to do things like that.

    The paints you suggest sound pretty good. Are these spray or brush on? Maybe I should stick with low tech.

    Thanks again,
    Steve - The Grey and Reddish One
     
  10. Fotheringill

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    Yeah, Steve- Low tech definitely for the likes of us. How about fingerpaints and a digital application? Instead of airplane glue or Green Putty, Playdough would be a lot safer, just don't put it into your mouth and swallow it.
     
  11. Grey One

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    Um, but it is ok if I put it in my mouth?
     
  12. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Steve:

    You can use it instead of chewing gum.. :D [​IMG]

    Stay cool and run steam... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  13. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Don't worry Steve, your on your way to being a custom painter. Real painters always have paint on them somewhere. I have not had perfectly paint free fingers since the Reagan administration ;)
     
  14. Jim Wiggin

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    Oh yeah those lacquers are super simple sprays. I usally stink at rattle cans but these new paints make me look good. I used the on some Microtrains reefers over the weekend cause I got lazy and they turned out really nice.
     
  15. Fotheringill

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    Steve-

    It is a good thing you are really not that old and had to relieve yourself just after the "accident".
     
  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I had one major paint broadcasting episode a few years back. I made a paint shaker to mix old bottles of Floquil that had sat still for a while. I used an old 1/3 sheet sandpaper orbital sander to which I attached a piece of wood with a hole the size of the bottles bored into it. I would hold the bottle in with one hand and hold the sander with the other. I had one old bottle of silver paint that had all the pigment all caked up and would not re-suspend. I had heard if you put some sort of agitator in the bottle like a few BBs they would help. I went one better. I had a 3/8 inch ball bearing. Well, needless to say that much steel rattling around inside a glass bottle at high speed is a recipe for disaster. There is still silver paint all over my garage workshop area, on the power tools, work bench, walls, ceiling. I had silver hair for a while and had a time cleaning my safety glasses.
     
  17. Grey One

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    Russell you make another important point:
    Add to that:
    Spray Booth
    Use plastic knive to open spray cans

    Any more to be Leasons Learned here?
    Hmm, make that "Oversing Oooops"

    [ January 23, 2006, 04:33 PM: Message edited by: Grey One ]
     
  18. Pete Nolan

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    You are hereby granted Stupid Mistake #41.
     
  19. Grey One

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    Thanks Pete, I'll wear it with pride and number the caboose: 41
     
  20. Fotheringill

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    Steve-

    I know you are in Boston. Please do not break your fingers with a claw cracker next time you eat some steamed lobster. I wouldn't want you to get carried away and confuse your red hand with the carapace.
     

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