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Old 06-11-2011, 07:26 AM
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Don't If you want a good paint job don't do it in your garage. I used to paint in various garage thinking it would be ok but now having work with a painting pro ther are too many things that can't be controlled in your garage. This painter won't allow WD40 in his shop because the silicones can affect the paint & or filler moisture in the bodyfiller can also affect the paint. Is there a "paint boothe" you could rent" Do you have proper breathing protection? Just some thoughts
Now that's a poor piece of advice when you consider how many excellent paint jobs come from home builders making a booth out of their garage. I agree all folks have an opinion, but the following are my findings. There is a great piece of equipment called a Hobby-Aire supplied fresh air system for around $400 plus shoot suits for $4-$6, head socks, vent fans and inlet filtration. The cost of setting up a home paint booth including an air supply system is about the price of a gallon of quality paint and you get the satisfaction of first, doing it yourself, secondbeing able to paint a car disassembled third, doing it on your schedule not on someone elses work hours, fourthbeing able to cut and buff the car, again, on your schedule along with reassembly then of course,fifth, be able to repair that inevitable screw up and again, on your schedule.

Why do I know this - look at my car as I experienced all of the above doing it on my schedule and was able to fix those screw ups - and did it in my garage.

What did my prep and paint job cost? For sure not the $12,000 to $16,000 quoted by several but around $2500-$3000 for everything from a new gun, Hobby-Air (sold for near what it cost), setting up my booth, prep materials, paper, tools and last of all GOOD paints - DuPont and SPI. That new gun - that will be used again or sold for what I paid for it. Other tools, ditto. The air supply system is permanent for the shop. Figure then the costs - and my $2500-$3000 get even cheaper.

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Old 06-17-2011, 10:31 PM
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Here's how I done mine...

Installed two 1999 Dodge Intrepid cooling fans on the doors of my garage powered by a battery charger. It works very well and pulls A LOT of air. I had to put some rubber mats and plywood on the floor to keep it from rising up.








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