Although we have a 10cfm compressor we use rattle cars for most of our trikes, once prepared and primer applied , its left for 24 hours for the primer to harden , then a trike will get 2 cans of colour followed by a can of lacquer before being left for 48 hours to harden , prior to decals being added .

We tend to warm the rattle cans in a bucket of warm water before use as well as warming the frame , this reduces the drying time , and cuts down on corrective repairs ( runs , sags etc )

It works for us .

Regards Emma