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Old,Old,Idea and Poor man's spray unit.

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  • Member since
    October 2008
Old,Old,Idea and Poor man's spray unit.
Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, December 6, 2019 12:23 PM

Some of you are going to laugh:

        Years ago, I won't say how many, I wanted to spray paint a Model Car. For a fisherman's son back then, A Compressor and Air-Brush wasn't an option. Only ones I ever saw then were made by DeVilbiss for pro painters at Body Shops.

      My Mom, May She Rest well. Was a perfume bottle collector. She liked the good smells too. Sometimes she would find a duplicate and throw it out. I would rescue them because they could be used to mist small Plants.

  In messing around one day I put some Pactra( No Brush Marks) in one of the bottles and painted a boat . Hey ! It worked great. I even learned to adjust the shape of the spray tip with a pair of pliars.

     Granted your hand got tired quick, But if you were carefull it worked! I have also used a hand made an Airbrush using a spray unit from a bottle modified to accept the airflow from blowing in it like a spear gun! I had to replace the straws once in a while.

     See, there is always a way to get the job done. The only thing is sometimes I drove Dad nuts! His usual comment was, "What the H$%% did you do now "and then usually " Where did you learn that?". he asked those questions of me till he went to the Fishing Boat he dreamed of in Heaven.

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, December 6, 2019 1:24 PM

The perfume bottle sprayer is a new one to me. Very innovative and resourceful.

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

  • Member since
    October 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:37 PM

Trevor,Hi:

     Well, Yeah. I haven't heard of it's use much.  Some of Grandma's friends " Spritzed" watercolors through them for their crafts. That's really where the seed was planted.

   I wanted a spray job. Thought about it and did the deed. The car was a friction 57 Chevy taxi with no interior( It didn't come with one) I wanted it gold and white like my neighbor's four door H.T. Sanded the signs off with ultra fine Steel wool.

     Oh, It didn't come with windows either. I took Extra Wide Scotch Tape Clear and carefully folded it over itself and burnished the bubbles out then cut paper patterns, Made the shapes Match, and then used Elmers school glue to make them stick.

 The tires were rubber and so I took some Rubber cement and painted a thin coat where the whitewalls would go and painted them with watercolor paint. It was okay then. Would never think of doing tyres that way now.

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:43 PM

More cool innovation. Good, old school ingenuity. 

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

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