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Looking for advice on paint booth blower (for aerosol acrylic cans & 2k clear coat)

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  • Member since
    November 2019
Looking for advice on paint booth blower (for aerosol acrylic cans & 2k clear coat)
Posted by Joooop on Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:30 PM


I paint video game controllers and am looking to make my own paint booth. I know this isn't exactly scale automobile painting but from google searches, this place seems to be a good place to find knowleged folks who would be able to help me out.

With my work, I use art-grade spray paints (MTN 94 and Montana gold) as well as Max 2k automotive 2 part clear coat. I'm looking to build a spray booth for this work.

I have an idea of a layout and I've attached a photo of the sketched build. The main material will be Coroplast boards sealed with gorilla tape. The filter I plan to use is 25" x 20" (honeywell FPR 10). I also plan to get 4" aluminum flexible ducting and ducting intake mounting plates to connect to the chamber and fan. I'll put the planned box chamber on my painting surface and I will surround the sides and top with more plastic.

So the biggest issue I'm finding is all of the info out there about furnace blowers. I don't know what CFM I should be aiming for but more importantly, I'm worried about not having an 'explosion-proof' model. I've heard people talk about letting the fan run before use to avoid any fire-related issues. The 2k clear coat I use is advertised as flammable, I use it once every 3-4 weeks, spraying around 4-6 cans over 2 days.

I'd like any advice regarding my setup, and especially any fan recommendations. Thank you so much in advance!



  • Member since
    November 2019
Posted by Joooop on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:27 PM

I just found this Marine bilge blower that seems to protect against ignition:

Would this be good for my use?


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