|01-29-2018 04:40 PM|
|old40ford||That is really a great garage theme, so nicely done. I wish I could find that gas price now.|
|01-29-2018 04:29 PM|
Start-to-finish cab-off mild restomod.
Here's what it looks like now:
|01-29-2018 04:11 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
Now that is a damn cool garage...
|01-28-2018 09:20 PM|
Thanks Rob and Scotty!
Here's a build thread on my gas station workshop:
|01-28-2018 07:25 PM|
Amazing vintage Texaco set up you have there, very impressive
Your paint set up is better than ive seen many paint in, especially back in the days. Wow what a set up
|01-28-2018 04:25 PM|
|01-28-2018 02:57 PM|
|old40ford||What kind of fans are they?|
|01-28-2018 11:01 AM|
|rdscotty||Nice set up. I would also highly recommend exhaust filters. I believe if you look closely or feel the surface, you will have overspray on your exterior siding. It might not be noticeable in your case because it would be white on white.|
|01-28-2018 07:34 AM|
The paper on the floor is from Lowes.
If the spray masking ends up not working that good for the exhaust fans, I will consider designing some sort of exhaust filter frame for my next job. Maybe something like you suggest. l decided to wait to clean my fans until I finish painting the rest of the parts on this car.
I also lightly sprayed the USC Magic Mask on top of it so the paper would hold dust and overspray. That worked really well.
|01-27-2018 11:59 PM|
|35prog||What do you use for paper on the floor? Where do you store the "filter wall" when not in use to keep the intake filters clean? I used an exterior door casing and anchored it to the wall and then installed J channel that mount to plywood with 8 16X16 furnace filters on the exhaust side. This keeps the majority of over spray off the fans. I love your set up, but the storage of the filter wall may be an issue for me to copy.|
|01-22-2018 05:23 PM|
I gave this a lot of thought before doing it. With my last couple of projects, I had a lot of issues with dust. It kind of bums you out. The specs are either dark on a light color paint or light on a dark color and they stand out. Worse with clear if the spec of dust gets there in early coats because you can't sand them out.
Even though I wanted to do ss on this car because it was white, I wont be afraid to do bc/cc again using this system.
For the functionality I got with this, I think the total cost for the fans, filters and parts was well worth it. Also I think it's safe even though the fans don't have any certifications for this kind of thing.
|01-22-2018 12:40 PM|
Holy crap, that's pretty impressive!
|01-22-2018 12:09 PM|
My new home spray booth design - 17 photos
The workshop stall that I use for both body work and paint is 14ft wide by 24ft long with a 10ft ceiling. It has a 9ft wide by 8ft high garage door at one end and a 3ft wide by 6ft high window on the opposite end.
So, my plan was to put two totally enclosed motor 24" drum fans in the window that blow outwards and an intake filter wall on the garage door end using spray booth filters.
These are the fans I bought:
Bought them here with free shipping:
Total flow is 14,400 (7,200 X 2) cfm if the specs they publish are accurate.
I made a frame out of 3/4" plywood to mount the fans to and painted it with gloss oil based paint. I mounted the fans using J bolts and the hook part goes in the lip on the outside of the fan drum.
I cut the excess length off the J bolts and mouned the frame to the window frame on the outside of the workshop:
On the inside you can see that there's no interference with the operation of the double hung windows. I can use them to hold the heat in at night, open the window and use one fan or for spraying, remove both windows.
These double hung windows are super easy to remove as long as you know the correct procedure:
Now on to the filter wall build.
I built an intake filter wall out of 1X4 and 1X8 lumber. It's got eight 2ft X 4ft openings for attaching the PAINT BOOTH INTAKE FILTERS I bought.
Attached the wall to the garage door trim with one deck screw on each side and went around the perimeter with duct tape for a seal. I attached the filters to the wood wall using an electric staple gun with 3/8" staples. Worked perfectly.
Garage door still operates while filter wall is in place. When I spray the paint, I will cover the top of the open door with plastic sheet so overspray won't settle on to the outside of the door.
Car painted with SPI single-stage white. Closed door up and put the windows back in for the night:
The fans and filters worked super well. Clears the overspray fog really fast. I've never had so little dust during painting a car. I'm not sure if I have any dust at this point. Won't know for sure until after cut and buff.
Next day: Removed filter wall and moved off to the side in order to move the car into my other workshop stall. Now on to painting the hood, fenders, nose and tailgate.
Here's a photo of the overspray on the fans. I sprayed USC Magic Mask liquid masking onto the fans before spraying the paint on the car. I hope that will allow me to gently brush the fans with soap and water to get the overspray off. We shall see how well that works.