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    Keeping Paint Warm?

    I have a question for all of you RC painting gurus....

    I have painted up my fair share of RC bodies, and currently in the middle of painting one now. Before each coat I go to the sink, put warm/hot water in a bowl, take the bowl back to the paint booth, and put the can of paint in the water. After about five minutes I take the can out and apply the next coat. After that coat has dried, dump the cold water out and repeat... Does anyone have a better solution to keeping the paint warm?

    I have been kicking around a few ideas, but most seem dangerous.
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    Depending on the weather I do the same as you but use a black container, let the sun do it's fair share. IF the ambient temps outside are in the 80's just stick them outside...

    For me, it's 80 degree's in the morning...

    But yeah, don't get them hotter than 90 degrees immersed in water.... Heat and any kind of spray can is a potential disaster...
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    The night before last we had freeze warnings up here in North 'ho. It does get warm, at times, but for most of the year, not that warm.
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    Maybe you can find some of those beverage wraps/koozies that can fit around the can once warmed up... Should help it keep warm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitronaught View Post
    Maybe you can find some of those beverage wraps/koozies that can fit around the can once warmed up... Should help it keep warm...
    Not a bad idea there. They do make them for warm drinks, you heat them up in the microwave then wrap them around your cup. My first thought was a double-boiler system on low, but I quickly dismissed that thought for obvious reasons.

    What I really need to do is learn how to use my air brush, I have a new Iwata I bought several years ago that has yet to see any paint at all go through it.
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    What about hand warmers in the koozie?
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