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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
I smell paint now what?
Usually touch my trail cams security boxes with sanding, brushing and paint shortly after I remove them from the woods at the end of the year. I didn't do that last year and just dug them out as I plan to put them out in the middle of July as I do each year.
However, some had a lot of rust and others some rust so I prepared them and painted them with two coats of Rust-Oleum Hammering. They look good, but smell like paint which is not good as I try to leave no foreign scents at my cam sites.
Not sure if the odor will be gone in the next few days. I plan to put them in the sun and air to see how they progress. If this fails I need a method to greatly reduce to odor. I am considering after the paint has been through the recommended drying time to set them in a solution of baking soda and water and hoping the rust will not return.
I guess I could try spraying them down a few times with a cover up spray....or put out some skunk or coon urine near the boxes or rub them with cedar or walnut leaves. However, my desire is to have no odor.
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