I believe the lack of PPE and apparent disregard for potentially toxic fumes is "period correct" and therefore contributes to a more "historically accurate" overall tone from the resultant finish characteristics.I like how Tom wears a dinner jacket to spray, and doesn't need no stinkin' respirator.
I just watched the 2019 Gibson factory tour and the sprayer wasn't wearing a respirator either. She sprayed the whole thing with her face near the guitar. I was more than a little surprised. I wouldn't paint one guitar without a respirator. She probably paints 50+ per day.I like how Tom wears a dinner jacket to spray, and doesn't need no stinkin' respirator.