No, that's not true. modern paints are all catalyst paints, in other words they "dry", or more accurately they cure, by chemical reaction not heat.I have a factory oem sport bumper that needs paint.
I found out that it needs to be baked during the painting process to take out some gasses and to prevent the paint from cracking because ithe bumper is flimsy.
Is this true? Should I get it baked? [/b]
i was going to add that, absolutely. I have not worked with master painters but am fairly self taught after many years of painting road race car body panels. today's paints require proper mixing, careful regulation of the environment that they're applied in, all of which requires more than a $50 gun you bought at the local auto zone and your 3hp Sears air compressor.it is a common misconception because of the older paints, that the paint needs to be baked on. not true anymore, the only reason you need the booth now is to eliminate particulate matter from the air and increasing the temperature of the item for smoother laydown of the paint. just to qualify myself i apprenticed under a master painter for abount 1 1/2 years. not just hear say info
but again i will always suggest taking it to a professional to be painted, reasonably affordable, and better quality [/b]
once again, perhaps you weren't paying attention to the previous couple messages:Some shops will use it to speed up the drying process [/b]