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evolvo said:
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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lt1silverhawk said:
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).
 

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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.
 

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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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Those open light fixtures down low seem a little dangerous and the non explosion proof electrical boxes would make me nervous. I suppose for a one off it is probably safe enough.
 

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deadbodyman said:
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..
Not to pricey if they keep the neighbors happy and the cop'rs away.

http://www.amazon.com/Activated-Carbon-filter-refill-pads/dp/B003ZKMEZG
 
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