Pine Creek Railroad posted:
No wet sanding as Steamer said, no need for it any more with the good paints we now have available, especially the high quality quick drying Rust-Oleum when you use a good Rust-Oleum under coating. No need for the mess what so ever.
Time between coats depends on the humidity of the day and how warm it is also Further I use the heat light after very coat including the Under Coats. Having a pretty much dust free environment to paint in, is a big help also.
If I paint in the morning, let the new paint on the item set up nicely, then put her under the heat lamp to final dry, I can usually put on a second coat that evening. If I still had an oven I would use it, however it was very old and I trashed it during the mover to the new house.
Restoration on the old Nicked & Scratched 817 Caboose is coming along nicely. I am leaving the original faded Gold Trimming as is, will Buff up the original Lionel Brass and the Orange colored Window Trim will remain as they are also. I usually wait about 3 days before reassembling the Trim work on to the Caboose so the paint sets up real nice and hard.
Gee Dave, That looks pretty sharp. I have a bunch of them, too. Another project to add to my post-retirement to-do list.