Paint Shop Helpers

Ionix Static Eliminator

Helps Eliminate Costly (Post Painting) Dust Removal Procedures
Works Automatically - When ever air passes through the Ionix it
pulls static electricity off the surface so the painted surface doesn't
attract as much dust.

Easy Installation - Fits on any 3/8" or 1/2" air line OR
the Ionix can be purchased with hose and air gun.

Safe Non-nuclear materials - No Hazardous Materials 

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IONIX Static Eliminator

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  A box of 12 Detro Anti Static tack rags is $11.00

Run Repair

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Run Repair Technique

Try to have the run removing tools at hand before you spray. I like using Nib Files and Run Blockers to remove runs. I allow the urethane to harden for about 8 to 16 hours (depending on the temperature and hardener being used) then I use the nib file to remove the heavy part of the run. The file can take off a lot of the run material without taking off material around the run. The file has long teeth that run one side to the other these are used parallel to the run then are angled slightly and the motion of the filing is along the run NOT across it. This will shave off the fresh paint like slicing cheese. This is a moderately slow motion without a lot of pressure especially in the beginning. When the file starts to hit the surrounding paint stop using the file and start using the Run Blockers.

Wrap some 600 wet sandpaper around the Run Blocker and sand the run lightly until you start to remove paint around the run then stop. If you are working on paint that is less than 24 hours old you should now wait another 24 hours before continuing. After waiting you should notice that the material that you exposed after this initial sanding has shrunk and has helped you level the surface. Using the Run Blocker again sand a little more using the 600 then switch to 1200 or 1500 to remove the 600 scratches and finish leveling the surface. When the surface is level you can then buff to bring back the shine.

NOTE: If you are painting and see a run forming be sure to apply some extra paint to that area so that you have more to work with but try not to make the run any worse than it already is. The extra paint will give you material to work with without sanding thru the finish. Apply extra paint after the paint has dried a little and remember that the paint will be thinner above the run than below or around it so go easy sanding on top.

AND... While I recommend this procedure before the paint is fully cured it can also be done after curing but it will be a little more time consuming.

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3M PPS System

The PPS System is four parts that work together
to help a painter to measure ingredients and gain the ability to
spray at any angle without spilling paint or having the gun sputter.
One of my favorite reasons for using PPS is that there is no cup
cleaning when the painting is finished because the liner is trashed.

The four parts seen in picture #1 are the cup, liner, lid and adapter.
With the optional liner installed (#2) paint can be measured accurately.
The cup is installed (#3) on the gun and ready to spray.


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The liner collapses (#4) as paint is used.
When finished spraying (#5) the gun and cup are separated.
The liner is disposed of (#6) and the cup is reused.

Because the lid on the cup can removed easily you can refill the
liner with more paint as many times as necessary.

Note: The measuring graduations seen on the cup are actually
on an optional cellophane insert slipped between the liner and
the cup.  These inserts are inexpensive and can be used repeatly.