Spray-on paint hardener for enamel?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by larrymoencurly, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Is there such a thing as a hardener that can be used on enamel after
    it's been applied, even if it's already cured partially? I'm looking
    for something similar to spray-on activator for super glue.

    I want something that can make enamel hard enough to be sanded without
    the usual long wait, and neither heat nor lacquer are options. I
    realize that there are two-part paints that will harden in less than a
    few hours, but I'm looking for something different.
     
    larrymoencurly, Sep 6, 2003
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. larrymoencurly

    Ian Stirling Guest

    In alt.home.repair larrymoencurly <> wrote:
    > Is there such a thing as a hardener that can be used on enamel after
    > it's been applied, even if it's already cured partially? I'm looking
    > for something similar to spray-on activator for super glue.
    >
    > I want something that can make enamel hard enough to be sanded without
    > the usual long wait, and neither heat nor lacquer are options. I
    > realize that there are two-part paints that will harden in less than a
    > few hours, but I'm looking for something different.


    Nope.
    What's wrong with heat?


    --
    http://inquisitor.i.am/ | mailto: | Ian Stirling.
    ---------------------------+-------------------------+--------------------------
    Lord, grant me the serenity to accept that I cannot change, the
    courage to change what I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies
    of those I had to kill because they pissed me off. - Random
     
    Ian Stirling, Sep 6, 2003
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. larrymoencurly

    Stephen Hull Guest

    In message <>
    (larrymoencurly) wrote:

    >Is there such a thing as a hardener that can be used on enamel after
    >it's been applied, even if it's already cured partially? I'm looking
    >for something similar to spray-on activator for super glue.
    >
    >I want something that can make enamel hard enough to be sanded without
    >the usual long wait, and neither heat nor lacquer are options. I
    >realize that there are two-part paints that will harden in less than a
    >few hours, but I'm looking for something different.


    Why is heat not an option?, What are you painting? and what paint
    material are you using that you are calling an enamel?, An enamel is
    just a posh name for a hard glossy paint.

    You can add accelerators or reducers to synthetic, alkyd or polyurethane
    paints, Terebine for example on these paits will speed up the drying
    process by several hours but the inner surface will always take longer
    to dry anyway with air drying synthetics as opposed to chemical curing
    twin packs.

    Steve.


    --
    Vehicle Painting Pointers: http://www.stephen.hull.btinternet.co.uk
    Coach painting tips and techniques + Land Rover colour codes
    StrongARM Powered Risc PC 600, 80Mb + 2MbVram, RISC OS 4
    Using a British RISC Operating System 100% immune to any Windows virus.
     
    Stephen Hull, Sep 6, 2003
    #3
  4. Ian Stirling <> wrote in message news:<bjcpuj$di5$3$>...

    >> Is there such a thing as a hardener that can be used on enamel after
    >> it's been applied, even if it's already cured partially? I'm looking
    >> for something similar to spray-on activator for super glue.
    > >
    > > I want something that can make enamel hard enough to be sanded without
    > > the usual long wait, and neither heat nor lacquer are options.


    > Nope.
    > What's wrong with heat?


    It'll melt what I want to paint. :(
     
    larrymoencurly, Sep 6, 2003
    #4
  5. larrymoencurly

    Ian Stirling Guest

    In alt.home.repair larrymoencurly <> wrote:
    > Ian Stirling <> wrote in message news:<bjcpuj$di5$3$>...
    >
    >>> Is there such a thing as a hardener that can be used on enamel after
    >>> it's been applied, even if it's already cured partially? I'm looking
    >>> for something similar to spray-on activator for super glue.
    >> >
    >> > I want something that can make enamel hard enough to be sanded without
    >> > the usual long wait, and neither heat nor lacquer are options.

    >
    >> Nope.
    >> What's wrong with heat?

    >
    > It'll melt what I want to paint. :(


    Even gentle heat accellerates most reactions.

    Heating even to 50 or 70C in an oven, or with a heater means that
    it'll dry lots faster, and most things can take it, apart from waxes
    and animals.

    --
    http://inquisitor.i.am/ | mailto: | Ian Stirling.
    ---------------------------+-------------------------+--------------------------
    Money is a powerful aphrodisiac, but flowers work almost as well.
    -- Robert A Heinlein.
     
    Ian Stirling, Sep 6, 2003
    #5
  6. Stephen Hull <> wrote in message news:<>...

    > Why is heat not an option?, What are you painting?


    Priceless 16th century cheese and styrofoam sculptures. Actually
    plastic, like styrene and PVC, which can start warping even in the
    trunk of a white car in the summer.

    > and what paint material are you using that you are calling an
    > enamel?, An enamel is just a posh name for a hard glossy paint.


    The oil-based stuff from spray cans that's not lacquer, epoxy, or
    latex.

    > You can add accelerators or reducers to synthetic, alkyd or polyurethane
    > paints, Terebine for example on these paits will speed up the drying
    > process by several hours but the inner surface will always take longer
    > to dry anyway with air drying synthetics as opposed to chemical curing
    > twin packs.


    I thought that maybe there was something that could start a catalyst
    reaction that would penetrate all the way through. :(
     
    larrymoencurly, Sep 9, 2003
    #6
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Richard Hewitt

    Polyester hardener - Sm qtys - where ?

    Richard Hewitt, Apr 19, 2004, in forum: UK DIY
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    183
  2. Arc Welder Hardener Problem

    , Jun 25, 2003, in forum: Home Repair
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    202
    Lou W
    Jun 25, 2003
  3. Ari Shapiro
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    443
    Jeff Cochran
    Nov 18, 2003
  4. al
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    1,041
  5. Tube Audio
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    320
    dadiOH
    Oct 15, 2007
Loading...

Share This Page