Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives :: Books
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Mar Tue 19, 2019 6:11 pm


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Curing a Cabinet
PostPosted: Dec Sun 30, 2018 6:20 pm 
Member

Joined: Oct Tue 02, 2018 11:18 pm
Posts: 31
After spray painting a cabinet, what is the recommended time you let the paint " cure " before installing the chassis, dial, etc:? Someone mentioned up to 11 days?


Attachments:
Cabinet 1.jpg
Cabinet 1.jpg [ 12.13 KiB | Viewed 451 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Curing a Cabinet
PostPosted: Dec Sun 30, 2018 6:54 pm 
Member

Joined: Jun Sun 16, 2013 10:12 pm
Posts: 695
Location: Brandon, SD
Sounds about right... I usually wait a couple weeks, just so that it has cured good and hard so it does not "take fingerprints" when you pick it up... I have had this happen in the past on a freshly painted Silvertone 4500A... Only waited a few days and when I picked it up, I found my fingerprints had left marks in the paint... Had to start over again... Let it set a couple weeks in the store room in the basement the 2nd time and all was well... It will be worth the wait to prevent having issues... If it was a automotive type paint job a few days would be okay but I was using rattle cans from the hardware store...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Curing a Cabinet
PostPosted: Dec Sun 30, 2018 6:54 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug Tue 30, 2016 9:25 pm
Posts: 251
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
If you used enamel paint you can speed the curing up dramatically by baking it in an oven at 170-180 deg. F. I've never painted a radio but it's worked great for everything else I've tried it on. I bake for 30 minutes to an hour and let it cool off inside the oven. The repeat a couple of times.

_________________
Steve


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Curing a Cabinet
PostPosted: Dec Sun 30, 2018 8:11 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep Wed 10, 2014 2:01 am
Posts: 1878
Location: Costa Mesa, California
The cure time (dry time) totally depends on the type of paint. In my business, we have to handle cabinets the next day after painting, so we use “water-based” lacquers that cure rock hard by the next day. These are not catalyzed paints, so I am not talking about that. Some paints can take a week or more to get hard. Use your fingernail at spot on the cabinet that doesn’t show to test for hardness.

Norm

_________________
KK6IYM


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Curing a Cabinet
PostPosted: Jan Fri 11, 2019 3:21 pm 
Member

Joined: Feb Thu 08, 2007 2:23 am
Posts: 928
Location: central Ohio 43062
Due to our EPA can paint is junk these days.The worst curing paint is rustoleum.Any paint that takes a week to cure isnt worth buying.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Curing a Cabinet
PostPosted: Jan Fri 11, 2019 6:35 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug Tue 30, 2016 9:25 pm
Posts: 251
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
radionut wrote:
Due to our EPA can paint is junk these days.The worst curing paint is rustoleum.Any paint that takes a week to cure isnt worth buying.

I use Rustoleum Gloss Enamel all the time and prefer it over Krylon. I've found putting on one coat thick enough for it to "flow" works best for me. I do have problems with it crinkling if I need a second coat and it hasn't fully cured. If the item is small enough I'll bake it in the oven and can get it fully cured in less than a day. Some Rustoleum paints cure faster than other too. I was really impressed with their new metallic paint and primer that I used for a Radiola speaker: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=310376.

_________________
Steve


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Curing a Cabinet
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2019 2:17 am 
Member

Joined: Oct Tue 02, 2018 11:18 pm
Posts: 31
I sprayed on 3 coats of Rustoleum Gloss Enamel ( 1 coat per 24hrs ) and let it sit for 1 week to "cure." The finish came out beautiful and hard as a rock. No smudges, no fingerprints. After re-capping and tuning, I then placed the chassis back in cabinet and it looks as beautiful as it plays.

Very happy with the results.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 7 posts ]  Moderator: Peter

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  


























Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB