I'm gonna brush up on the specs on the blasting for you on Monday.
SSPC-SP 10. Near white metal blast. Just curious about the time involved in abrasive blasting and the type of blast media used to prep one of those for paint. I have often wondered who painted and the time involved in painting one of those. I have a cousin that is a paint inspector also and he was offered a job over seeing paint opperations for a railroad.Are you talking about painting the inside or outside
Yes it's conventional airless. And most exteriors are shot with two part epoxy (like strathmore is our most used exterior paint, and hemple. Ill give more specs tomorrow on the kinds of paint we use and/I have sprayed. We also use water base, mastic, and alkali paints. We do not coat with polyurethane overcoat except one time when i was painting an aluminum Railcar(interior lining) which was scheduled to carry a feed for animals or fertilizer. And the second part of your paragraph no we have not thought of that. I only apply what the customer wantsVery nice work J!
I can see the need to spray the interiors of the rail cars with a material that requires a plural rig, but the exterior shouldn't need anything more then an epoxy base with a polyurethane finish shot out of a conventional or airless rig. Is this correct?
I have a small jib crane I'm scheduling to paint, and I am going to use PPG's Polysiloxane as a finish over Devoe 235. Have you considered using the polysiloxane coatings for a durable non isocyanate UV resistant finish?
Again, great looking finish product! Thanks for posting the pics.
Usually we paint the car one day and the next day we decal. Sometimes depending on the paint if we shoot in the morning it will be decaled before our 10 hr workshift is over.I have so many questions for you. What is the dry time before placing stickers on the cars? What kind of tape do you use to tape off the inside? I am glad you shared. I have always wondered about who does this kind of work and how it is done.
How many people work for your company and how many cars do you service in a given year? What other job roles are there in your
company? Do you have a dedicated operator for the media blasting?. It is all really interesting.
No my work is not "classified" as confined space but pretty Damn near. And I've sprayed some latex too. But im more of an epoxy kind of guyAgreed , you take great pride in what you do , the rail cars look great! You do a lot of confined space work ? I've used that pump , it's a graco King pump. It's a beast of a pump , never dies... I've sprayed mastic through it . Thicker than mud , it sprayed 2 lines at same time .. Haha . You'll do fine in anything you do , painting latex is all easy breezy after what you are doing now bro.
If you can shoot with a plural component system and you know how to sandblast you could get yourself working on the pipelines. $100K/yr easy.I paint through a Graco plural system with a two-part paint. it's called carboline 992. on exteriors I shoot a lot of strathmore, hemple, and Williams hayward