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Home built spray booth
Posted by mailwalker on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:39 PM

After searching for an airbrush spray booth on line, I decided to just build one that would be powerful enough, and large enough, but not break the bank. I researched online through site after site, and this is what I decided on:

The front of the booth with a 1/48th F-100D for scale.

Rear of booth with 3/4 inch spacer for mounting the blower.

The blower, Dayton 1TDR3, $105 from E-bay. Shown with scratchbuilt exhaust bracket and 4" vent starter $4 at hardware store.

Side view.

Shown with common sized filter. Still need to figure out a system to hold filter in, although the suction will do it when blower is on.

Shown with final coats of paint.

I also have a light to install Utilitech #0406107 under cabinet LED light strip, which will provide plenty of light.

Here is a site that has plans for this booth, although I made some size changes due to the fact I could not find the size of filter they call for.

http://vent-works.com/blogs/the-ventilation-blog/15945741-diy-hobby-spray-booth

I will add a photo of the booth with light installed once the paint is dry!

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Posted by Raualduke on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:46 PM

Looks great!

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Posted by Chrisk-k on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:13 PM

Fantastic!

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Posted by jetmaker on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:56 AM

That looks great! Good deal on that fan too! I'm also using the Utilitech LED under-cabinet lights for my booth. Homemade is definitely the way to go. I'm even just using a cardboard box, and it is extremely easy to build. Total material cost for mine is well under $200. The cheapest pre-made one, with similar dimensions, that I found was over $300. Plus, I was able to test it, make modifications, and build it to my own satisfaction. If it wasn't so easy to build one, I could see spending the money for a pre-made one for the convenience. But the pros of going DIY on this far outweigh the pros of buying one already made. Plus, it's been fun making it!

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Posted by mailwalker on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:19 PM

Raualduke-Thanks!

Chrisk-k-Thanks!

jetmaker-Thanks! The light is great, plenty of illumination even in a dark room. And your right, DIY is the way to go!

Here are some pics with the light installed. I am going to figure a way to route the wire for the light out the back of the booth. Also now thinking of building a cabinet on casters for the booth!

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:08 AM

Nice work.

Consider putting a clear hinged front on it to keep the dust off the target while drying?

Or even hinge the lower edge of the front to extend the working area  like a writing desk.

I built one from one of those transparent storage boxes to get light on the target.

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Posted by roony on Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:30 PM

Looks great.  I like the idea of a bottom hinge, to increase the work area, but it would not have to be clear.  So long as if folds back to keep out the dust, unless of course you want to watch the paint dry.

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:40 PM

Hay Roony, Watching Paint Dry is waaaay more interesting than my job sometimes...

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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, April 27, 2015 12:29 AM

Very nice clean work. Yes You should see "gallons" of paint go through it  now that you got it Big Smile

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 8:23 AM

OK everyone I needhelp. I am creating my own paintbooth complete with lights and fan. Not a cardboard one either. It will be out of wood. It also has to be big enough for rc bodies as well. Any suggestions and advice will be appreciated.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:48 AM

I was wondering why I couldn't see the pics,or open the links,and voila there it is, a 7yr old post,featuring Photobucket.

They got me !!!

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Posted by fox on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:50 PM

Lurch, Here are some pics of my homemade spraybooth.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dk9vAtsef1DYjJtJ6

It's a kitchen cabinet that I found on the side of the road. Got a fan from a garden supply house. Filters are $2.50 at Lowes and I change them every 3 or 4 months if I'm doing a lot of painting. My wife made the sheer curtain so when I finished painting, I can close it and leave the fan on to aid in drying the pieces painted. It catches all the dust and she comes up once in a while and throws it in with the wash. 

If you want any more details, drop me a PM.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:59 PM

If you have a Habit/Humanity Restore nearby, you might find a reasonably priced cabinet.  If you have room for it, look for a base unit (no drawers).  If you lay it on it's side with the door hinges on the bottom, you can use cord or chain to hold it up as a front porch, as it was.

Use a bathroom fan, dryer duct, and an under cabinet led fixture, as needed and along the sides if you need them.  Filters as fox suggested.

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 6:32 PM

That is great info guys. Thank you. When I get to that part I will definatley check that out. My workshop is a 25 foot camper but the paint booth will be in a heated garage. So I have plenty of room for a decent room for a nice booth and work area. Oh the garage is a 3 car one almost totaly for myself. I think I am lucky for having a very understanding wife.She has her own 2 car garage.

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 8:15 PM

Hey fox i liked your booth setup. It has given me some good ideas for mine. Also liked the boat picture. Also glad to see I am not the oldest person here. LOL Looks like you been doing this for a while now. I started when I was about 10. My father was a general manager for a hobbyshop so kits and supplies was easy to get aholdof.

fox
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Posted by fox on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:36 PM

Lurch, I had 2 uncles in WWII. One was in a Gato class sub and the other in the Merchant Marines. They got me started in 1946 (6 years old). Whenever they came to visit my mom, they would find a way to sneak bags full of "goodies" to my brother and I. Parents said stop it's a waste of time and money. Almost gave them a heart attack years later when I interviewed for a job as an industrial model builder. Didn't get the job but did do it on a part time basis for a guy that did and belonged to our model yacht club. When he needed help he called and I would go in at night or on days off to help out. It was good money and helped with the expenses. Learned a lot and made some vedddddy intedesting stuff.

OK, I've talked too long. Sorry, that's how some of us old farts are.

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Posted by lurch on Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:34 AM

Thats realy cool. You are right. Old farts do talk to much sometimes.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, December 16, 2021 2:13 PM

For some reason I can't view the photos of the spraytbooth. 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

fox
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Posted by fox on Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:55 PM

Sorry about that Johnny.  They are on Google and should show up when you click on the link. Don't know why they don't. 

I'll try a pic of one of my builds. Let me know if it works.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/k7RL7MB9gCjU8hLV8

Jim Captain

Stay Safe. 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:18 PM

Was able to see the booth and the kitty.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, December 17, 2021 11:25 AM

fox

Sorry about that Johnny.  They are on Google and should show up when you click on the link. Don't know why they don't. 

I'll try a pic of one of my builds. Let me know if it works.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/k7RL7MB9gCjU8hLV8

Jim Captain

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Jim. I can see your photos just fine. I can't view the photos from Mailwalker. Those photos were posted from Photobucket.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, December 17, 2021 3:03 PM

Ok! Thanks for letting me know. Photobucket gave us all a PIA a while back. If you don't subscribe to their site they put a large semi transparent logo over any pics you already had there. Who knows what they are doing now.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, December 17, 2021 3:43 PM

fox

..." Photobucket gave us all a PIA a while back. ".... "Who knows what they are doing now."

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

 Whatever it is, Jim,  Im sure it will erk alot of people. Hmm 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:34 PM

I appreciate all the help everyone has given me . When I get it made I will post pics of it with all the specs..I am still doing the wiring in the garage so might be a while but I will post pics when done.

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