|06-17-2011 10:31 PM|
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.
|06-11-2011 07:26 AM|
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.
|06-11-2011 05:56 AM|
RE Garage prep
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
|06-11-2011 12:01 AM|
If you go to the shadiest body shop in your area they would probably rent you their booth. There's a guy in my town of 50,000 that's offered to let me use his booth for $200 to do my car, even though I'm planning on taking it in to the community college's booth and spraying it with a paint instructor I had.
|06-10-2011 11:35 AM|
|mitmaks||Pretty cool ingenuity guys!|
|06-09-2011 08:10 PM|
Like many others here, I have made several make shift paint booths using plastic. For this Vette I used the Kirker 2-part system. Total cost to paint this car was less than $500. Make sure use take all safety precautions to protect yourself i.e. filter mask/respirator etc. It came out pretty nice.
|06-08-2011 02:55 PM|
|01-20-2011 11:17 AM|
|01-20-2011 10:59 AM|
|01-20-2011 10:45 AM|
|01-20-2011 07:52 AM|
Built a pressurized booth in my garage when I painted my '41. Worked very well using three boxed fans supplying air and two sucking air out.
"Aerodynamics are for people who canít build engines." Ė Enzo Ferrari
|01-20-2011 05:48 AM|
Oh, and that tube behind the door goes to a fresh air turbine on the other side of the wall for breathing:
|01-20-2011 05:46 AM|
I painted my last car on a 40 degree day. I have heater vents in the drop ceiling which I put 2x2 furnace filters over because I needed the heat. Normally I just cover them up.
Door is covered in plastic and fans taped in bottom. The garage door itself was left cracked to keep as much heat as possible in.
Walk in door has filters which also pulls in warm air from the other rooms.
This room in my poll barn was specifically laid out for occasionally painting cars. Floors, walls, drop ceiling, all painted with epoxy floor paint. Drain in center. Base board is 1x4 treated lumber and caulked around edges which I also staple plastic to from time to time. Before painting I pull the hose in, close the door and hose it down from the ceiling, walls and floor.
I was able to keep the bottom rear body of the car closest to the garage door between 60-65 on a 40 degree (high) day.
|01-19-2011 08:40 PM|
just a thought, i had maaco paint my kids jetta, when they were having a sale.
they did it cheaper than i could buy the materials for.
just remember you get what you pay for, the car looks like it was painted at maaco for a sale price.
but it is now dark blue and it was silver and thats good enough for what we wanted.
and it will probably will all peel off in a couple more years.
|01-19-2011 08:30 PM|
If I'm not mistaken, one of the hot rog mags did a car with a roller a few years ago - and it did look half way decent --- from 25 feet and at 50mph.
What I'm saying, you get back what you put into a paint job. What you possibly haven't considered is the cost of doing a car paint job using decent middle of the road materials. Automotive paint, a national brand in anything but black or white plus the primers, fillers, thinners, tape, sandpaper is in the high hundreds of dollars and then some with pearls and metallics doubling that number. Then there are the labor hours to prep the body which can be minimal to hundreds. So with that said, a day of work plus $50-$100 of materials to build a booth - dam' cheap
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