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kmcleod

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Help !!

Does anyone know of somewhere I can get three raidiator covers sprayed in Essex ?

I live near stansted airport, so would need to be somewhere reasonable local.

Undertaking some decorating and these need to be 'refreshed'

Thanks in advance for the help,

Kevin

P.S. - mods - if I have put this in the wrong place I apologise in advance, feel free to move.
 

theturner

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Buy a couple of spray cans and have a go yourself.
Its not hard to do and you would have the satisfaction
of having done it your self. =D>
Roger.
 

beech1948

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I would spray them myself but if you want to get someone else to do them just find a suitable car resprayer and ask them. Must be lots around you.

Al
 

kmcleod

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Thanks guys, but this is a case where I know my limitations.

To get the quality of finish I'm looking for will take someone with the right hardware and experience.

Tried calling a couple of car finishers and the concensus was that because it was wood their paints were wrong.

On with the search !
 

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Hi,
I think you are overplaying the difficulty of spraying. If your only going to do a few doors then buy a spray can of primer and have a go. Start to spray about 12 inches away from the start and go across the door with the spray can about 9 inches above the door and kept at a constant distance and then release. Position about 1/2 a spray width down and repeat in the opposite direction. Keep going until covered. Try to get two coats on.

Go have a try, learn a new skill. What have you to lose maybe £5 or so, maybe 30 minutes sanding dry paint off the panel....its not much.

Al
 

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Or get one of the cheaper HVLP soray setups. I have an Earlex one(admittedly I haven't used it for a few years) and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of finish that could be achieved, and I had a job spraying a very long time ago, albeit only giant washing machines.
Not machines for washing giants, you understand, but big machines for laundries and hospitals and the like. A grown man could stand upright in the drum of the 750 pounder.... getting nostalgic now for the smell of thinners and the free pint of milk...
 

kmcleod

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Guys,

Appreciate the encouragement, but I have tried spraying before using cans, and lets just say the results were dire and its not for me, that combined with;
- no usable workshop or garage space that could be empty overnight while drying
- requirement to get - a 'good' finish

means that I need to find someone who does this for a living.

The search goes on,,,,
 
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