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Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Ryan_82 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:28 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:Interesting topic.
SavePhace sells hoods with custom paint by professional artists. I'd like to hear the safety man's take on these, since it's both "paint" and "OEM".
Acrylic enamel, urethane, and epoxy paints that can be made to stick to a plastic hood have similar flash points to the material the hood is made from, so flammability is not the argument the safety man makes. It's the potential effects the solvents in the paint have on the integrity of the hood. This is bureaucratic double-speak, because the hood's only purpose is to protect you from the UV and IR of the arc.
For what you have in it, I say paint it to your heart's content, and buy a second like it so you're covered on "that job".

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Yeah, that's why it never occurred to me that it might be a problem on a site. I've only worked as a helper/fitter in the field, so I'll be a newb as far as welding is concerned in the near future. That's good thinking Otto and I've already got another hood exactly like it. I just love how the entry level Jacksons feel, so I've got one for TIG and one for Stick. I guess I'll keep one plain.

I know there's all sorts of custom jobs out there, but again, I was just basically wanting to make something that says, "this one belongs to Ryan." No big deal.

Appreciate all the responses/advice guys. Thank you.
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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby ryanjames170 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:55 pm

Ryan_82 wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:Interesting topic.
SavePhace sells hoods with custom paint by professional artists. I'd like to hear the safety man's take on these, since it's both "paint" and "OEM".
Acrylic enamel, urethane, and epoxy paints that can be made to stick to a plastic hood have similar flash points to the material the hood is made from, so flammability is not the argument the safety man makes. It's the potential effects the solvents in the paint have on the integrity of the hood. This is bureaucratic double-speak, because the hood's only purpose is to protect you from the UV and IR of the arc.
For what you have in it, I say paint it to your heart's content, and buy a second like it so you're covered on "that job".

Steve S


I know there's all sorts of custom jobs out there, but again, I was just basically wanting to make something that says, "this one belongs to Ryan." No big deal.
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well yes belongs to me aye :twisted: ! hahaha same name couldnt help myself on that one
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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Ryan_82 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:15 pm

ryanjames170 wrote:
Ryan_82 wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:Interesting topic.
SavePhace sells hoods with custom paint by professional artists. I'd like to hear the safety man's take on these, since it's both "paint" and "OEM".
Acrylic enamel, urethane, and epoxy paints that can be made to stick to a plastic hood have similar flash points to the material the hood is made from, so flammability is not the argument the safety man makes. It's the potential effects the solvents in the paint have on the integrity of the hood. This is bureaucratic double-speak, because the hood's only purpose is to protect you from the UV and IR of the arc.
For what you have in it, I say paint it to your heart's content, and buy a second like it so you're covered on "that job".

Steve S


I know there's all sorts of custom jobs out there, but again, I was just basically wanting to make something that says, "this one belongs to Ryan." No big deal.
.


well yes belongs to me aye :twisted: ! hahaha same name couldnt help myself on that one


hee. :lol:

No, it's mine. I think I might just keep it simple right now. I'll save what I had in mind for another time/hood.
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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Olivero » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:02 pm

Figured I would share the newest look of my hood.

HAd a friend paint it a couple of weeks ago.

This probably wouldn't be allowed on any jobsite :lol:

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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby GreinTime » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:54 pm

Olivero wrote:Figured I would share the newest look of my hood.

HAd a friend paint it a couple of weeks ago.

This probably wouldn't be allowed on any jobsite :lol:

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Man, I shredded a pair of those gloves in under a week! We were out of XL at work and I had those sitting in my car, so I went out and grabbed them.

Should have known better, as I shred the cheap Memphis gloves they buy in a week as well.

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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Olivero » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:24 pm

GreinTime wrote:
Olivero wrote:Figured I would share the newest look of my hood.

HAd a friend paint it a couple of weeks ago.

This probably wouldn't be allowed on any jobsite :lol:

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DSC_8064.JPG

Man, I shredded a pair of those gloves in under a week! We were out of XL at work and I had those sitting in my car, so I went out and grabbed them.

Should have known better, as I shred the cheap Memphis gloves they buy in a week as well.

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Haha, those gloves go so fast, I try to be carefull but it never works :lol:

I keep 1 in use and 1 on hand always, got like 4 different gloves for each type of work I do, can't be protected enough! :D
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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Granddaddy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:18 am

I have painted every hood I have owned except 3, one was a stars and stripes Jackson back in the early 80's one was an old slide front fiber huntsman and an arc one I am using at work now, just haven't taken the time to make it my on.

I accidently made one look like cracked leather once by using two types of paint. I first painted it red for the base with paint from a quart can we had laying around and decided it was to bright so I took a can of black spray paint to cover the red and it just crackled all up. the guys at work liked it and thought I should leave it like that but I cleaned it all up and started over. it was black, red and yellow until a couple of weeks ago when I got bored on break and took a white paint pen to it, now it has an eye on one side of the lens and an eagle on the other side and a band aid over the left eye. near the chin I wrote " because I had ten minutes to spare and a paint pen"

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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Olivero » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:58 pm

Granddaddy wrote:I have painted every hood I have owned except 3, one was a stars and stripes Jackson back in the early 80's one was an old slide front fiber huntsman and an arc one I am using at work now, just haven't taken the time to make it my on.

I accidently made one look like cracked leather once by using two types of paint. I first painted it red for the base with paint from a quart can we had laying around and decided it was to bright so I took a can of black spray paint to cover the red and it just crackled all up. the guys at work liked it and thought I should leave it like that but I cleaned it all up and started over. it was black, red and yellow until a couple of weeks ago when I got bored on break and took a white paint pen to it, now it has an eye on one side of the lens and an eagle on the other side and a band aid over the left eye. near the chin I wrote " because I had ten minutes to spare and a paint pen"

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I would love to see a picture of that.
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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Coldman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:22 pm

Poland308 wrote:The saftey Natzi and the building inspector have equal powers. They neither need to make sense, nor be concistant. Because they are gods among us mere mortals. ;) Just ask them.


Too right about that. A mate of mine was working on the pipeline and safetyman told him to loose his pipeliner and put back on the company issued shield/hardhat combo. My mate replied he is in a steel shack over the pipe with nothing above the shack except clear sky, he was under the pipe welding sideways and the combo helmet kept falling off. Safetyman says thems the rules put it on. Mate offers to re-arrange his face. Mate gets the sack. Alot of disquiet in the camp as a result. Safetyman gets the sack too.
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Re: Acrylic Paint for Welding Hood?

Postby Granddaddy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:54 pm

Olivero wrote:
Granddaddy wrote:I have painted every hood I have owned except 3, one was a stars and stripes Jackson back in the early 80's one was an old slide front fiber huntsman and an arc one I am using at work now, just haven't taken the time to make it my on.

I accidently made one look like cracked leather once by using two types of paint. I first painted it red for the base with paint from a quart can we had laying around and decided it was to bright so I took a can of black spray paint to cover the red and it just crackled all up. the guys at work liked it and thought I should leave it like that but I cleaned it all up and started over. it was black, red and yellow until a couple of weeks ago when I got bored on break and took a white paint pen to it, now it has an eye on one side of the lens and an eagle on the other side and a band aid over the left eye. near the chin I wrote " because I had ten minutes to spare and a paint pen"

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I would love to see a picture of that.


i'll see if I can get one on here.
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