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Post by Sinister on Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:27 pm

Planning on setting up a paint booth at home.
Dedicated area inside a pole building.
Looking for some tips.
Like to be able to elevate the vehicle so I can get good coverage down low.
Need some kind of air circulation system and a system for drying the paint.
Any help appreciated.
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:04 pm

Absolutely !!!   Did it in Oct 2016.  Used all 2x2 and 2x3 material.  4 mil plastic sheet from home depot.  3 cheap square box fans and a 10 foot roll of paint booth filter material.  And also, home depot sells a zipper kit for plastic sheeting.  Works like a charm and easy in and out.  I had very little invested in it and then sold the whole booth on craigslist for $250. Air came in at the rear of the garage UP HIGH. You can put the filter on the outside or inside of the box fans, I dont think it matters. Air exited in the front of the garage DOWN LOW also with filter material on it.  Heres some pics of the booth.

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Post by Joe73 on Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:06 pm

Pics of the results.  I used Pro-Spray base coat and SPI (Southern Polyurethane Clear)  Devilbiss Tekna Copper gun. I even shot the original Zolatone spatter paint in the trunk while I was in there. No top coat or clear coat needed on top of the Zolatone.

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Post by REVINKEVIN on Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:38 pm

That is bad A$$
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:36 am

Thanks
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:11 pm

That looks REALLY good Joe.
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 pm

Thank you. I think there are more pics in my build thread.
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Post by 73ss on Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:45 pm

You are a man of many talents Joe. Looks great.
How is your car coming? Haven't seen much lately. Hit the road this year?
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:50 pm

Thank you very much. No, nothing has been done on it since Oct. 2016 when I painted it. Its just sitting. Have a matter that takes all my attention. Thanks
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Post by REVINKEVIN on Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:40 am

I've got you beat Joe.  Trash can, rattle can, I'm the paint man...Anyone built their own paint booth? Ghetto10
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Post by Joe73 on Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:50 am

No problem with that at all. I"ve several complete paint jobs in the driveway that came out awesome. I always say, its not custom painting, its custom sanding. Painting is the easy part.
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Post by Sinister on Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:47 am

Any paints that don't require sanding?
I may just try that mat finish...lol
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:52 am

You dont have to sand any paints. But if you want a nice smooth finish, you have to sand out the "orange Peel". On my last coat of clear I like to apply a flow coat. I just add a bit of reducer which thins it out a bit. Then lay it on as wet as possible so it "flows" nice and level. Thats how I got the shine on that hood pic. It still needs some blocking and buffing.
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