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  • Member since
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Spray booth on amazon
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 23, 2017 10:42 AM

Does anyone have an opinion on the spray booths that Amazon sells. I believe Master is one brand. Just trying to see if they are worth it. Or should I try and make my own

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, January 23, 2017 11:22 AM

I've had one for several years now, only once have I taken out the outer filter and rinsed it  with water - could be done a bit more often I suppose.  The unit is not powerful enough to spray without a respirator, and the room being worked in will still have noticeable paint fumes.  It really only serves to confine paint mist into one area, so you aren't ruining furniture and what not.

I'd suggest, if you have the space, build your own if you can source a powerful enough ventilation source.   Hopefully others can better advise, on how well their home built setup is.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 23, 2017 11:42 AM
Thanks Jack

 

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, January 23, 2017 11:51 AM

I purchased my booth from Amazon.  First I figured out what size I needed and then started looking.  Amazon had the best price and shipping was free (Prime).   I purchased one that was 30" long and 10"- 12" deep.  I cannot think of the brand and I am on my lunch hour at work so I can't go look, but Micro-Mark sells it.  Amazon was much, much cheaper than Micro-Mark. 

If I had the space I would just build me one that has no sides, but a very good filtered venting system.  I was just able to fit my 1/350 KM Scharnhorst inside of it for painting.

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, January 23, 2017 12:13 PM

No probs, tj.

The model I have is 16" wide.  Should mention too, it's not a complete setup for ventilation.  Located in my basement, I've no access to a window or other opening to vent the 'bad' air out.  Basically, only the dual filter is trapping what it can, and expelling the leftovers out from behind the unit - which would explain the fumes still present in the room.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 23, 2017 12:16 PM

jgeratic

No probs, tj.

The model I have is 16" wide.  Should mention too, it's not a complete setup for ventilation.  Located in my basement, I've no access to a window or other opening to vent the 'bad' air out.  Basically, only the dual filter is trapping what it can, and expelling the leftovers out from behind - which would explain the fumes still present in the room.

regards,

Jack

 

a ha. I'm in the basement too. Would have to rig up some piping to get to an opening

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 23, 2017 12:17 PM

Marcus McBean

I purchased my booth from Amazon.  First I figured out what size I needed and then started looking.  Amazon had the best price and shipping was free (Prime).   I purchased one that was 30" long and 10"- 12" deep.  I cannot think of the brand and I am on my lunch hour at work so I can't go look, but Micro-Mark sells it.  Amazon was much, much cheaper than Micro-Mark. 

If I had the space I would just build me one that has no sides, but a very good filtered venting system.  I was just able to fit my 1/350 KM Scharnhorst inside of it for painting.

 

wow would really like that one. Just a little out of my price range

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, January 23, 2017 1:01 PM

I have that booth. Thankfully, I do have a window to vent it out to. The only thing I had to do is construct a section to fit in an opening wide enough to insert the ventilatiion hose end inserted in a section of a 1/2 inch cardboard stock to insert it through.

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Posted by Snibs on Monday, January 23, 2017 2:53 PM

Hi John.

I did a review on that booth if your interested. 

Mick.

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, January 23, 2017 3:02 PM

Tempest,

This is the one I plan to make some time soon:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/18/t/162753.aspx

 

I already purchased the ventolator from HF, now just need to sit down and compete a good design. 

 

 Edit: I didn't realize you can't hyperlink back to a FSM thread. 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 23, 2017 8:12 PM

Snibs

Hi John.

I did a review on that booth if your interested. 

Mick.

 

sure thanks

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:56 AM
Ok. So I'm going to build my own. Amazon has a 6" duct fan for $24 that is 240cfm. I'm pretty handy with a table saw so I'm going to draw up something a little bigger then those portable ones.

 

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Posted by RX7850 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:34 PM

Def. go the custom route. Perhaps even consider building your booth using a down draft stove vent. With a push of a button it automatically rises from concealment, powers on the fan and can provide as much as 700 cfm of air movement. Some models will also have a multispeed switch. You could build yours into a custom rolling cabinet like I did, or with some careful planing build it into the work bench, so its hidden away until needed. With a little luck one can be had for as little as $20 on CL and second hand stores. Either way go custom you'll get what you want and just how you want it.

Good luck and have fun with it.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:58 PM

RX7850

Def. go the custom route. Perhaps even consider building your booth using a down draft stove vent. With a push of a button it automatically rises from concealment, powers on the fan and can provide as much as 700 cfm of air movement. Some models will also have a multispeed switch. You could build yours into a custom rolling cabinet like I did, or with some careful planing build it into the work bench, so its hidden away until needed. With a little luck one can be had for as little as $20 on CL and second hand stores. Either way go custom you'll get what you want and just how you want it.

Good luck and have fun with it.

 

Hmmmm

 

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:42 PM

Building your own is the way to go!

I used lumber from a job site scrap pile...picked up a bathroom vent fan and small flourescent light (also have a clip on shop light to the side). The vent is enough for the typical airbrush sessions...not quite enough on the rare occasion that I break out a rattlecan though. Everything plugs into a power strip, so a flick of the switch turns on the fan and lights. Having only glass block for basement windows, I cut a hole through the wood, just above the block and stuck a dryer vent on the outside.

I made mine about 24" x 24" x 36"wide. This has been more than enough for most projects...there's only been a couple that I wish the booth was a little bigger.

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:15 PM

TJ-- I bought one and I am happy with it.  There is one caveat to that though. I have modified mine a bunch.

Years ago I lived in an apartment and I built this enclosure from scratch. I wanted something that not only minimized dust issues, but one that would reduce fumes into the apartment. It is pretty much a closed system. I vented the spray via a squirrel fan that was mounted to a board and that was then inserted into a window frame. Since then I have moved, and I had to redo things. The fan system that worked well for me years ago, didn't work so well now. The ventilation hose has a much longer distance to travel and the fan was just not up to the job.

So... I decided to buy the unit that you are talking about, and I use it in conjunction with my existing booth. It had most everything that I needed to make this retrofit, and it works like a charm. I did have to buy a coupling noted by #1. 

You can see below how I connected the housing (#5) to my booth. I cut a hole in the back of my booth and butted the two together.

If you plan to use the unit as is... you may find it limiting at times for what you can fit in there. As for the build quality, I think that it is pretty good, and I have no complaints.

Steve

PS: Don't gauge the opening size of the unit by my photo.  I butchered the heck out of mine to make it more compact.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:01 PM

One thing to note, you need to find a fan that is non flamable, will not ignite flammable vapors or dispersed acrylic dust. Even with venting. Very important! Suprised no one mentioned it. Apologies if they have.

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Posted by Snibs on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:32 PM

Brushless motor is what you mean. no brushes that spark just good old magnetism.

Mick.

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

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    December, 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:29 PM

 

 

Just some pics. to maybe inspire you.Big Smile The fan motor is seperated from the air flow so potentially dangerous fumes are not  an issue.

 

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