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Spray Booth ?
Posted by jhughes22 on Monday, July 28, 2003 2:14 PM
I live in a small two room apt. I am looking at testors spray booth. Dose any one have any idea if this is worth the $ any ideas will be of great help. Thank you.
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Posted by naplak on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 12:29 AM
I built my own... and am building a better one currently.

http://www.naplak.com/modeling/tips/painting_hood.htm

It's not that hard to make one really.......
www.naplak.com/modeling ... a free site for modelers www.scalehobby.com/forum/index.php ... a nice Modeling Forum
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  • From: The flat lands of the Southeast
Posted by styrene on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:35 AM
You need to be very careful when building a spray booth, because electricity and organic vapors from painting make very incompatible bedfellows. Fires are not fun. Booth walls should be of non-combustible materials, not wood, cardboard, etc. Fans should be at least brushless; that is, they have no brushes rubbing on armatures and creating sparks, and the fan has to be powerful enough to exhaust the vapors out of your apartment. CFM requirements will vary based on the dimensions of the booth and length of exhaust ducting. Don't even consider bathroom exhaust fans. Although more expensive, it may be more advantageous to you to investigate in a pre-made booth by a reputable company.
Gip Winecoff

1882: "God is dead"--F. Nietzsche

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 8:28 AM
How effective are paint booths? So basically it prevents the vapors from contaminating the whole house? And does your room smells fresh after painting?
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  • From: The flat lands of the Southeast
Posted by styrene on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 9:25 AM
Booth efficiency is based on quite a few variables, not the least of which is your painting technique. They can be quite efficient when used correctly; odors from organic solvents may still be slightly noticeable to non-existent, again depending on a lot of factors. If you have trouble with vapors accumulating in the space(s) where you are painting, a booth has the potential to make a significant difference.
Gip Winecoff

1882: "God is dead"--F. Nietzsche

1900: "Nietzsche is dead"--God

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:21 PM
I have a small apartment too, and no real room for a spray booth. So what I did was go get a big, strong cardboard box...the kind they use to make cardboard furniture like file cabinets out of, cut off part of the top and sides and now i put it by the window (i open all the windows for spraying) and let 'er rip. It's not the best way to do it, but until i can figure out something better, it gets the job done.

curious cat not includedWink [;)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 1, 2003 10:17 PM
A shop vac connected to a box with a furnace filter and a breathable mat on top of that should work. If you can put the vac outside a window ...even better.
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Posted by MikeV on Saturday, August 2, 2003 12:11 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by johnpo

A shop vac connected to a box with a furnace filter and a breathable mat on top of that should work. If you can put the vac outside a window ...even better.


I wouldn't spray any enamels or solvent based paints through it though. Shop vacs spark quite a bit inside and may ignite the solvents. Dead [xx(]

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 3, 2003 11:16 PM
Merideth, the cat model next to the spray booth looks great, great weathering, so realistic!! LOL

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