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Old 02-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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How to keep the bugs off?

I'm getting my plan ready in my mind for painting the bottom grey on my trailer. I'm figuring on sanding it first & taping above it so I don't get paint above. I'm planning on using spray paint, but wonder if that's what everyone uses? Also, since I have to paint it outside, what's the best plan for keeping wandering bugs off the fresh paint? I know it would be good to do it now, before there are bugs out, but I'm sure it's WAAAAY too cold outside. Any good brainstorms? (I'll send pics when I finish this spring!)
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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Becky, If you have to paint outside do it early in the morning before the wind picks up and also would be better for not getting so many bugs. If you do get a bug in the paint don't try to take it out you will only make it worse you might be able to sand it out later.

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WE have no bugs down here now,and the temp is around 80,you just need a change of latitude.
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San Diego is almost bug free, the flying type !! So come to San Diego and do the painting
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Oh, believe me, if I could move all my friends & family out to somewhere warm, I would do it! Unfortunately, our business is planted here (literally--farming) so I'm stuck! I guess I'll give it a shot & resist the temptation to pick the bugs off if they do decide to land on the fresh paint! Thanks.....
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Becky, If you have to paint outside do it early in the morning before the wind picks up and also would be better for not getting so many bugs. If you do get a bug in the paint don't try to take it out you will only make it worse you might be able to sand it out later.

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I have painted a great deal of things (tractors and such) outside. I agree with Marvin. Paint as early as possible and leave them (bug) to dry in the paint. Sometimes painting on one of those days in winter or early spring when it is unseasonably warm can help since the bugs may not have heard the forecast and are still in hibernation.
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