I just Wish A discussion on new painting processes
Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:56 PM
1 guy= sands/scuffs once he is done the car goes to another guy who masks, and then finally to the painter. If you were to do something along these lines.
2-3 guys dipping, sandblasting, 1-2 guys masking (masking is less time consuming) and 1-3 guys painting.
Obv. these numbers can be adjusted depending on the amount of work currently available. This process is actually pretty simple and with less than 10 people working in a "department" like environment you could roduce a lot more work more efficiently.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:10 PM
Not that you haven’t but run through all the usual suspects. Supplier prices, Bulk purchases, Material wastage, and Employee costs.
Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:09 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 09:01 PM
(Something like "Toughback", which is basically a giant
roll of masking tape with a paper backing over the gluey side.)
If your vinyl cutter can do vinyl ... why not paper-ish stuff ?
It should be slightly cheaper.
Peanuts ... I know, but might save a little, overall.
Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:51 PM
Another idea I had was to take spec ops's current line of spandex covers for your barrels, some hoppers, and tanks, and expand upon it. you could sell many of these types of spandex covers, so that they could be removed or washed whenever. i realize that this isn't painting, but I thought that I would throw it out there. on a side note, I would like to see one of these covers for the ricochet r5 hopper.
Another thing I was thinking about was using block of rubber, like in artistic print making, to quickly apply duracoat. In my school art class, we did a project on prints with soft rubber that was carved. Then, we rolled paints onto them and pressed it firmly onto the paper. I was thinking that this could be done for the flatter parts of the marker, and use stenciling and marking to finish off the more complicated parts. This idea would be similar to an earlier idea about forming a library of molds for various parts, however, these molds would be more universal. This would save time over making a new mold for each new part. Even so, the library idea may make more sense in the long run. and if i understand correctly, you have already done it for he A5A2, so you have the means to pull it off.
just thought i should contribute my thoughts to this expansive thread. great work on all your paint jobs BB!
This post has been edited by A-Tay: 08 November 2008 - 09:52 PM
Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:41 PM
Let me know what you think!