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xpsyclonex2002 05-13-2011 11:20 PM

my home built paint booth!
 
I made a video describing what I did.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz-CB30Ucdo

evolvo 05-13-2011 11:58 PM

Nice work! I've been trying to convince my wife to let me do something like this in my garage. She thinks the neighbors would **** if they smelled paint fumes in the air. I'd hate to invest all that time and money only to have the fire department come and shut me down. Are your neighbors close by? Any concerns with freaking them out?

deadbodyman 05-14-2011 05:36 AM

Cool... lets see some vids of you painting and some pics of the car when your done... :thumbup:
try tar paper on the floor with duct tape on the seams ,saves a lot of time ...Then duct tape the plastic on the walls to the tar papered floor

matts37chev 05-14-2011 07:16 AM

very nice :D

xpsyclonex2002 05-14-2011 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evolvo
Nice work! I've been trying to convince my wife to let me do something like this in my garage. She thinks the neighbors would **** if they smelled paint fumes in the air. I'd hate to invest all that time and money only to have the fire department come and shut me down. Are your neighbors close by? Any concerns with freaking them out?


My neighbors are pretty close but the negative air machines filter a lot of the paint out of the air and when your moving 4000CFM through the space, it dilutes it pretty well. I live in a small town so the fire department would probablty tell my neighbors to "suck it up" if they did call.

xpsyclonex2002 05-14-2011 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by deadbodyman
Cool... lets see some vids of you painting and some pics of the car when your done... :thumbup:
try tar paper on the floor with duct tape on the seams ,saves a lot of time ...Then duct tape the plastic on the walls to the tar papered floor


If you watch the video, youtube has the other videos I made of me spraying the car, and all of the problems I had. My spray gun was "pulsing" when I sprayed my first base coat and caused me a ton of problems. I eventually found that the fluid tip seal had fell out of the gun the last time I cleaned it and was causing the problem. I put in a new seal and it works fine now. The biggest thing I found out though is that my body work looks great. All that block sanding really paid off. Today I spray the rest of the base coats on.

evolvo 05-14-2011 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by xpsyclonex2002
My neighbors are pretty close but the negative air machines filter a lot of the paint out of the air and when your moving 4000CFM through the space, it dilutes it pretty well. I live in a small town so the fire department would probablty tell my neighbors to "suck it up" if they did call.

OK, so is "filtering the paint" the same as removing the smell of the VOC's? Or does this only remove the over spray from the exhaust? Are the neighbors 100' or 200' away going to be able to smell paint fumes? Maybe some of the more experienced (no offense) painters could chime in on this? Is there a good, effective way to "filter" the smell?
Glad you got your gun issue fingered out!

xpsyclonex2002 05-14-2011 09:44 AM

Filtering is just pulling the paint out of the air not the VOC's. Not realistic in a "home built" scenario. If you are worried about the neighbors smelling it, you could paint at night when they are likely to be inside.

xpsyclonex2002 05-14-2011 09:45 AM

you could always try water based paints??????

evolvo 05-14-2011 01:43 PM

Anyone have an opinion on these for exhaust filters?

http://www.rockford-industrial.com/P...ption-pad.HTML

lt1silverhawk 05-14-2011 05:41 PM

That's a nice setup Johnny, errr... Steve-O. :D Thank you for the video. It gives us rookies a very good idea on how to set things up. :thumbup:

I noticed in your video you mentioned that you hope the negative air machines will capture whatever comes inside when the door is opened. My thinking is, would it be a better idea to perhaps pick a corner, put the door on one side of that corner, and the negative air machines on the other side of that corner? The door and the negative air machines will effectively face each other at a 90 degree angle. The door can be installed so that the part that opens faces the negative air machines, which will immediately capture anything as soon as the door opens and the air rushes in.

Hope my description makes some sense.

xpsyclonex2002 05-14-2011 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lt1silverhawk
That's a nice setup Johnny, errr... Steve-O. :D Thank you for the video. It gives us rookies a very good idea on how to set things up. :thumbup:

I noticed in your video you mentioned that you hope the negative air machines will capture whatever comes inside when the door is opened. My thinking is, would it be a better idea to perhaps pick a corner, put the door on one side of that corner, and the negative air machines on the other side of that corner? The door and the negative air machines will effectively face each other at a 90 degree angle. The door can be installed so that the part that opens faces the negative air machines, which will immediately capture anything as soon as the door opens and the air rushes in.

Hope my description makes some sense.

That would work. I was thinking about building an air lock room to remedy the problem. Walk through one door and then close it. Then open another door to enter the booth.
I think the biggest flaw is the fact that I cannot drive in and out of the booth. Every time i sand in the booth, the dust is trapped in there with me until I can remove it (as best I can).

deadbodyman 05-15-2011 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xpsyclonex2002
Filtering is just pulling the paint out of the air not the VOC's. Not realistic in a "home built" scenario. If you are worried about the neighbors smelling it, you could paint at night when they are likely to be inside.

To many bugs ...The absolute best time is daybreak,when the dew is on the ground and holding all the dirt in place and everybody is asleep..just make sure everything is ready so all you have to do is turn on the compressor and pull the trigger...
having furness filters on the exhust side can help a little with the smell if you wet them down.

evolvo 05-15-2011 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadbodyman
To many bugs ...The absolute best time is daybreak,when the dew is on the ground and holding all the dirt in place and everybody is asleep..just make sure everything is ready so all you have to do is turn on the compressor and pull the trigger...
having furness filters on the exhust side can help a little with the smell if you wet them down.

DBM,
Maybe I shouldn't be telling all you southern boys this, but we don't have an evening bug problem here in the NW. No lightning bugs, very few mosquito's or any other kind of flying bugs. Painting at night shouldn't cause buggy problems here.

I was in Mobile, Al doing a job at the shipyard one July. One evening on my way to dinner I drove through a swarm of bugs so heavy I had to use the wipers and washer just so I could see. I couldn't believe what I saw the next morning, that poor car was covered with dried bug juice,don't know how it cooled as packed as the rad was. I dropped it at the rental return and flew home!

Did you look at the link I posted:

http://www.rockford-industrial.com/...rption-pad.HTML

This link isn't working, go back to post #10

Any thoughts?

deadbodyman 05-15-2011 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by evolvo
DBM,


Any thoughts?

Thats whats in out masks (activated charcoal),They should work exellent but I'll bet very expensive....I'd rather pis my neighbors off....Or bring a bottle of liquor over so they sleep late....its cheaper..and if you wait till sunday morning no county employees will ever bother you.. :evil:
We got bugs here so big they'll break your windsheld (June bugs) and their just as juicy as they are big but those swarms are most likely love bugs called that because they swarm when mating and they'll mess up your paint too.they're black with orange around the head...nasty little buggers..


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