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New Paint Booth Complete
Posted by bluewavecaptain on Friday, February 5, 2016 10:05 PM

Hello all! I completed my new paint booth. Definately a lot of work. All suggestions, comments, and constructive critisim welcome.

Shipyard - Revell 1/570 Titanic

Next Scheduled Build - Lindberg North Atlantic Fishing Trawler

"Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch. Let's stretch her legs." - Titanic (1997)

Captain Charles Nelson

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Posted by Texgunner on Friday, February 5, 2016 10:10 PM

Now that's a paint booth man!  Superb work Capt.!  That is an inspiring project, thanks for showing us.

Gary


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

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Posted by patrick206 on Friday, February 5, 2016 10:31 PM

I built my own spray booth, two prototypes and the end product. I like it and it works well for me, I was proud of my efforts, until now! Holy skydiving elephants, you couldn't go purchase one that nice, much better than commercially available.

Congratulations, you did her up so well, makes mine look like a shoebox with a flashlight inside.  

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, February 5, 2016 10:42 PM

Fantastic work, captain! You made it very user friendly. Great job!

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by bluewavecaptain on Friday, February 5, 2016 10:42 PM

patrick206

I built my own spray booth, two prototypes and the end product. I like it and it works well for me, I was proud of my efforts, until now! Holy skydiving elephants, you couldn't go purchase one that nice, much better than commercially available.

Congratulations, you did her up so well, makes mine look like a shoebox with a flashlight inside.  

 

Such kind comments. My OCD may have played a role in building it. :)

I built it large enough to handle the large ship models I build. I looked at many a commercial units, but none seemed appealing to me.

Shipyard - Revell 1/570 Titanic

Next Scheduled Build - Lindberg North Atlantic Fishing Trawler

"Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch. Let's stretch her legs." - Titanic (1997)

Captain Charles Nelson

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Posted by 5-high on Friday, February 5, 2016 11:49 PM

Bluewave. 

That's an excellent job that you did .I like how you hard wired the switchs (compressor and lighting, fans  I'm guessing ). I did the same thing but myn ' I built  (same size). Box with front doors that I can shut after a paint session. And leave the fan going .I'd turn on a nother switch for the heat lap to help dry the painted model inside. ..it's at my mother's house ....soon I'll bring it back to my home ..p.s aren't you worryed about the fan motors being open to the airflow .. thay look like bathroom vents ..most aren't brushless . 

5-high 

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Posted by bluewavecaptain on Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:01 AM

5-high

Bluewave. 

That's an excellent job that you did .I like how you hard wired the switchs (compressor and lighting, fans  I'm guessing ). I did the same thing but myn ' I built  (same size). Box with front doors that I can shut after a paint session. And leave the fan going .I'd turn on a nother switch for the heat lap to help dry the painted model inside. ..it's at my mother's house ....soon I'll bring it back to my home ..p.s aren't you worryed about the fan motors being open to the airflow .. thay look like bathroom vents ..most aren't brushless . 

5-high 

 

  Yes, I also included a front plexiglass door that I can close and let the fans run. One switch controls the fans, the other, the light. The outlet is live 24-7, however, my compressor has a power switch and a automatic shutoff.

  I did a LOT of research on fans. Many homemade paint booths use bathroom fans with no issues. Also, the fan motors are technically brushless. They just are not sealed. The filters also contain carbon to help remove vapors (hopefully). I think since I do not paint on a daily basis and back to back, I should be OK. If I blow the place up, I'll let you know...or maybe I won't. Stick out tongue

Shipyard - Revell 1/570 Titanic

Next Scheduled Build - Lindberg North Atlantic Fishing Trawler

"Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch. Let's stretch her legs." - Titanic (1997)

Captain Charles Nelson

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    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, February 6, 2016 7:33 PM

No exhaust hose(s) to vent to outside?

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:11 PM

Captain,

Great looking booth.....much much better than a store bought one. Nice size to, perfect for those 1:350 builds. Big Smile

Hunter 

      

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Posted by 5-high on Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:45 PM

Bluewave 

That's great then buddy  .

Hope you don't blow it up cuzz I'd love to see the projects that will come out from that beautiful booth of yours  ...happy painting  .Wink

5-high 

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Posted by bluewavecaptain on Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:29 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

No exhaust hose(s) to vent to outside?

 

That's my next hurdle. Thinking about tying into the dryer vent line near the outlet. Otherwise, our house has a small sliding window I make a hookup for.

Shipyard - Revell 1/570 Titanic

Next Scheduled Build - Lindberg North Atlantic Fishing Trawler

"Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch. Let's stretch her legs." - Titanic (1997)

Captain Charles Nelson

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:36 PM

bluewavecaptain

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

No exhaust hose(s) to vent to outside?

 

 

 

That's my next hurdle. Thinking about tying into the dryer vent line near the outlet. Otherwise, our house has a small sliding window I make a hookup for.

 

Uh, I don't think I'd do that Cap'n.  Now your backup plan sounds like a better idea to me.  Just sayin'...Smile

Gary


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:38 PM

I agree withTG. I meant to ask if you had planned the exhaust hose(s) from booth to window, not tie in to dryer vent.

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