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Is there a more pleasing smell than a good oil based enamel drying.

Posted - April 22

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  • 10403
    He's,me when I get out of my bath.....I smell Nice and look even better as I dry.....:) 
      April 22, 2019 8:26 AM MDT
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  • 9216
    The neck of a baby just after a bath.
      April 22, 2019 8:47 AM MDT
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  • 1687
    An oil based enamel bath?
      April 22, 2019 9:13 AM MDT
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  • 9216
    LOL ... not quite.
      April 22, 2019 9:32 AM MDT
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  • 37316
    the smell of napalm in the morning
      April 22, 2019 9:04 AM MDT
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  • 12087
    (I still have never seen that movie.)

    :)


      April 22, 2019 9:49 AM MDT
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  • 37316
    It's still good.  Watch it some day.  It holds up.  I love how they juxtaposed the two stories throughout the movie.  If you read Heart of Darkness, you will appreciate this.


    This post was edited by SAY MY NAME at April 22, 2019 10:11 AM MDT
      April 22, 2019 10:06 AM MDT
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  • 12087
    On the strength alone of Florence and the Machine, you have recommended some great stuff for me. I need to watch this, yes. And I've not read "Heart of Darkness."
      April 22, 2019 10:12 AM MDT
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  • 37316
    Well, I don't expect you to read it.  LOL  But it shows the darkness of human nature and survival.  Kind of like a Lord of the Flies set in Viet Nam and Heart of Darkness was in some jungle.  I have not read that in 40 years. Forgive me.  LOL  No, 50 years, actually.   This post was edited by SAY MY NAME at April 23, 2019 3:37 PM MDT
      April 22, 2019 11:01 AM MDT
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  • 3649
    There is - oil based enamel that has lacquer thinner added to it. The lacquer thinner really enhances the pleasing smell but it does speed up drying time so you don't get as long to enjoy the pleasing smell of the paint drying. Guess that would be an example of - you can't have your cake and eat it too. Cheers! This post was edited by Nanoose at April 22, 2019 11:02 AM MDT
      April 22, 2019 9:42 AM MDT
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  • 1687
    Laquer is a whole different animal.  Adding lawyer thinners which are solvent based to an oil enamel  actually ruins the enamel.  They dry quicker but enamel is meant to cure, not dry.   Solvents for lacquer and spirits for enamel if you want a good  and hard enamel finish.

    Actually  lacquer in general  is pretty niche these days. 
      April 22, 2019 10:00 AM MDT
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  • 3649
    I know I was just goofing around. I used to do painting at an amusement park and we would use a lot of lacquers so the paint would dry quickly and the show could go on. Cheers!
      April 22, 2019 10:08 AM MDT
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  • 1687
    Oh neat,  you're a carny?


    I used to do that for my plastic models when I was a kid.  It didn't  really matter on them.
      April 22, 2019 10:12 AM MDT
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  • 3649
    Well I wasn't à carny ( I contracted painting work at an amusement park) but sometimes they would let me party with them - they can be lots of fun. Cheers! This post was edited by Nanoose at April 23, 2019 2:15 PM MDT
      April 22, 2019 10:28 AM MDT
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  • 1524
    I was a carny!  When I was 18, I worked at an amusement park running kids' rides.  It was all high school kids ... $1/hr and all the free food we could eat!  :)
      April 22, 2019 10:40 AM MDT
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  • 3649
    Ya working at an amusement park can be lots of fun. Cheers!
     
      April 22, 2019 10:45 AM MDT
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  • 37316
    You both are fumed for life.  
      April 22, 2019 11:03 AM MDT
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  • 12087

    I am always attracted to the smell of a pile of dry autumn leaves burning.

    I'm sure it's mostly because of the wondrous memories when I was young -- my siblings and I raking leaves in the yard into a large pile. Then jumping in the pile sometimes. And then Mom or Dad setting the pile of leaves on fire. And I would watch, fascinated, taking in the cool evening darkness and smells and laughter.

    :)

    Yes, I was blessed. Still am.

      April 22, 2019 9:53 AM MDT
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  • 1687
    ME TOO
      April 23, 2019 2:13 PM MDT
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  • 12087
    "Me, too" as in, you're blessed, too? Or that you, too, like the smell of burning leaves?
    :)
      April 23, 2019 6:23 PM MDT
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  • 6423
    You like the smell or is it just making you high? To answer your question, bread baking or grass being cut. 
      April 22, 2019 9:55 AM MDT
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  • 12087
    I don't particularly enjoy cutting grass (it can be really relaxing, though for me) but that smell is nice, yes.
    :)
      April 22, 2019 10:01 AM MDT
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  • 6423
    I’m not crazy about cutting grass either, but I do like the smell. At least first few times cut :) 
      April 22, 2019 10:03 AM MDT
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  • 5535
    I remember painting the molding of my youngest boys room with a paint that required on the label instructions that I use a specific respirator to avoid exposure to the fumes.  (And yes, some of those VOC's do smell good.  I also love the smell of almonds, but cyanide is obviously dangerous to humans.)

    For more information:   https://www.livestrong.com/article/125804-health-effects-oil-based-paint/

      April 22, 2019 10:01 AM MDT
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