I've been working on my 80 vette for a while now and I finally have some parts that are ready for paint. Starting to build my at home booth, (positive pressure, paint filters, the works). I'm using cheapo summit paint because I don't want to speed $2000+ on an undesirable model year vette. Epoxy primer with high build 2k urethane primer is what I was planning to do.
I've been trying to get the right safety equipment for my booth. I have a full suit, gloves, and a full face 3M respirator ready to order, but I'm not sure what filters to get. If y'all could help me find the right cartridges for my mask I'd be very appreciative.
I read up on the contents of my primers and the only thing that concerns me is the urethane primer. The activator for it has diisocyanates, which from my research, sounds like really nasty stuff. I've read that a normal respirator with cartridges is not enough and that I need a $700 air supplied respirator. I know usually that you should always bite the bullet for safety, but $700 is out of my budget on this car.
I'm not looking for show car quality, I just want this car in primer. With the dangers of the 2k, I'm considering just not using it and just leaving the car in the epoxy primer.
This is my last summer before I head off to my 4-year. Would really love to get this thing looking nice before I lose all the free time I have. Person who painted it last sprayed direcetly over the original color and it all peeled off. Previous owner was in the middle of sanding and gave up, so here I am. Sanded everything off and have the glass nice and bare, hoping to make it all one color again. Hope the flat black epoxy will look nice. Thanks in advance.
Here is all the ingredients of the paint + catalyst/activators/reducers
Summit Epoxy Primer:
Summit Epoxy Catalyst:
Urethane High Build: