Next, I'm going to prime the sticks and then later on knock the fuzz off.
Tomorrow night at the pack meeting there will be a dozen nine and ten year olds with brushes, slopping on some blue and gold paint.
Here's the deal; I already figured on taking the result of the cubbies efforts and treating their color coat as a build coat. That means that I'll be sanding their coat down smooth and shooting a couple of color coats in the booth, followed by a few clear coats, so that there is something to resist the graphite lube that gets all over everything having to do with Pineywood Derby stuff, as well as just making it look spanky.
They'll be doing this painting in the lunch room of the grade school, and the maintenance guy will be watching us like a hawk. Also, I'll need to be able to pack up the freshly painted sticks and bring them back to my shop without them getting all stuck together.
What I need to know is: is there some kind of super fast drying paint, maybe to be had from a craft store, that will be easy to wipe up when it spills and be easy to sand when it's dry.
The meeting lasts for an hour and I figure the painting will take forty five minutes. It would be lovely if the paint would dry enough to pack during the remaining fifteen minutes because watching paint dry is a little to much Zen for a Monday night.
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