A painting question

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2008: A painting question
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By smilebigtt on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 07:45 pm:

If a person attached a battery ground lead to the car body and a battery positive lead attached to the paint gun, will the paint go on like an electro plate paint job?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 08:08 pm:

NO


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By rdupree on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 08:19 pm:

I agree with Les. I do recall, however, that some of my older books on auto painting recommend to ground the car to the floor (like by setting the frame on steel stands) to help keep the car from picking up static electricity to attract dust and debris.

Ron Dupree


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken - SAT on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 08:20 pm:

No. You need higher voltage. In the range of 5-15kv I would guess. This obviously presents a problem with a metal bodied spray gun. I've been shocked by static discharge spraying paint in an ultra-dry environment. Static electricity builds up in the gun and you until you touch something. I had to ground the gun as well as the car body during that shoot. It wasn't fun finding out about it either.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By smilebigtt on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 09:03 pm:

thanks all


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