Painting Tins. No really...

What color should these tins be?

  • Candy green and white a la XS1

    Votes: 16 29.6%
  • Candy gold and white a la XS1

    Votes: 21 38.9%
  • Candy red and white a la XS2

    Votes: 17 31.5%

  • Total voters
    54
Seems to me paint fumes would remain in the van. Not true? My wife seems to have the ability to smell a drop of solvent in a gymnasium.
The tank sat out in the sun for a good 8-10hrs before I moved it to the van. There's no fumes to speak of.
 
...And we have color. Or do we? ;)

"Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow-white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion."



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As happens every friggin time, this stage came out absolutely flawless. If it was just a white tank, it could go out tomorrow. But there's more stages to come. Means one of them mutherfuckinsnakes will rear it's ugly head, Happens every time. :doh:

For you nervous nellies out there worrying your wife will smell this all the way from KC, relax. I just now brought it up to the the easy bake oven... it was shot about 8-10hrs ago. ;)
 
...And we have color. Or do we? ;)

"Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow-white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion."



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As happens every friggin time, this stage came out absolutely flawless. If it was just a white tank, it could go out tomorrow. But there's more stages to come. Means one of them mutherfuckinsnakes will rear it's ugly head, Happens every time. :doh:

For you nervous nellies out there worrying your wife will smell this all the way from KC, relax. I just now brought it up to the the easy bake oven... it was shot about 8-10hrs ago. ;)
Man, my wife is complainin' from here in Florida.
 
...And we have color. Or do we? ;)

"Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow-white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion."



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As happens every friggin time, this stage came out absolutely flawless. If it was just a white tank, it could go out tomorrow. But there's more stages to come. Means one of them mutherfuckinsnakes will rear it's ugly head, Happens every time. :doh:

For you nervous nellies out there worrying your wife will smell this all the way from KC, relax. I just now brought it up to the the easy bake oven... it was shot about 8-10hrs ago. ;)
Speaking of smells and going nose blind to them....

During my Air Force career, my specialty was "Aircraft Fuel Systems", so plumbing, valves, fuel cells, external leaks, internal tank diving etc was my game.

I used to spend entire 8 to 12hr shifts inside the wings of C-130's scraping and resealing failed fuel tank sealant. Or changing fuel cells in helicopters or F-15's, etc...

Us Fuel Shoppers never really noticed how badly we smelled but everybody around us always loved pointing it out to us.

I recall one of the best ones is when me and a few other Fuel Shoppers went into the chow hall to eat lunch...after about 25-30 minutes the fire department was inside the chow hall in their silver suits walking around, talking on their radios.

I overheard one of them saying "no, we haven't found the source of the gas smell yet". It was at that point I knew we were what someone was smelling (we all had fuel soaked into our field jacket sleeves from being out on the line fixing leaks all morning)!! :laugh:

Once I mentioned that it may be us to the on scene commander, we were politely asked to vacate the premises. :laughing:
 
I used to spend entire 8 to 12hr shifts inside the wings of C-130's scraping and resealing failed fuel tank sealant. Or changing fuel cells in helicopters or F-15's, etc...
I’ve had a very long aviation career that’s still going. I have been inside fuel tanks, usually to do something like change a fuel probe. In my mind, you had the worst job there is, by far. Matter of fact, early in my airline career I told a supervisor that I hated doing grease jobs. He made sure I never did another as long as I was at that station. However, I became Mr. ATA 38. (That’s water & waste.) Yeah. I got very proficient on toilets. I still would not trade with you.
 
I’ve had a very long aviation career that’s still going. I have been inside fuel tanks, usually to do something like change a fuel probe. In my mind, you had the worst job there is, by far. Matter of fact, early in my airline career I told a supervisor that I hated doing grease jobs. He made sure I never did another as long as I was at that station. However, I became Mr. ATA 38. (That’s water & waste.) Yeah. I got very proficient on toilets. I still would not trade with you.
I forgot, this is the paint thread. Sorry
 
The offending area behind the filler neck has been taken down to bare metal and re-primed. Before I primed it, I thoroughly soaked and wiped that are with lacquer thinner. Hopefully I can spend some time on it in the morning and fair that out with some filler. The good news is there weren't any "bubbles" showing up as the primer dried. I think this snake is done for.


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Stripes are on the XS2 tank. A few spots of tape bleed thru that'll want tending to, but all in all, pretty good. Get all that sorted and some clear coats. Back to waitin' on cure times.

Me an' the Snortin' tank are still butt'n heads... I think I'm whining winning? :umm: :shrug:


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