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Mar. 10th, 2011 @ 06:02 am Got a Job!
I didn't have enough to do and a friend of mine needed a painter for his body shop bad so having not painted a car in twenty years I told him I could do it LOL.

I figured it was like riding a bike but with blindfolds on so how hard could it be?

A week of following the other painter that was leaving around and getting a crash course and nothing but silver oddly enough which is tough to match from all angles but great to learn a product line on I got hired at full rate, the keys to everything and told I'm the manager...

Heee Haw I love painting I just hate doing body work and I'm getting a separate building and a brand new down draft booth due to be functional in about 2 months and three curtained booths so I can lay down the base coat on cars while the one is drying in the downdraft. Built in oven to!

I guess the handivan's definately gonna have some color on it this summer.

These two matched pretty well...

It was a Silver Kinda Week

Future Paint Shop
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Date:March 11th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)


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Congratulations on the new job, custom paint jobs are awesome but can be a pain to do, just be careful of the fumes, I watched the video of an autopsy preformed on a guy who had worked on the production line painting cars for 25 years (he was around 40 when he died), and he hated the masks they made him wear so he would take them off for a few seconds every time no one was looking to breath. His lungs were caked with dried little crystals of paint and you could see a silver hue near the openings to his lungs. A good respirator however should filter out everything, just dont forget to change the cartridges.

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Date:March 11th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)

Hey Thanks and you're dead on with the fumes.

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Car paint used to be able to have lead in it even after it was banned in housepaint and loads of other stuff but I was dumb in my early twenties when I painted but learned fast to wear a mask all the time.

I'm looking into a full face mask with outside air fed into it but It is a real pain to drag around two hoses to do an overall.

The new booth they are having custom built is state of the art almost and I ordered a better mask ie better filtering system, online.

I wear a mask mixing concrete to. The Portland cement in it can turn your lungs to stone.

How you been? Sorry I haven't been posting much I just got super busy.
Date:March 15th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)

Re: Hey Thanks and you're dead on with the fumes.

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Hey, no problem, I wouldn't want to lose one of my favorite bloggers to some lung disease. There is still so many projects that your blog needs to inspire me to do. As for the respirator, you will have to post some pictures, mans ability to survive in inhospitable environments with tools is always fascinating. Cant wait to see the handi-van with a new paint job.

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Date:March 15th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)

I can't wait to see it Painted Either!

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