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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:31 AM

JohnnyK
If you build a paint booth make sure that the blower's motor is NOT in the air flow of the exhaust air. That will prevent the paint that is in the exhaust air from gumming up the motor.

That's what filters are for...

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Posted by bill_rules on Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:21 AM

Another thing to keep in mind if you build your own booth is that a fan will pull air through an exhaust vent/pipe much easier than it can push it. The fan will be more efficient the closer you mount it to the actual exhaust end of the system.

 

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Posted by 58volvoV8 on Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:20 AM

thank you very good point I hadn't thought of......

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:56 AM

58volvoV8

I think I may build one....as it sits right now as of this posting.......its snow storming in my current paint both..lol...so painting is out for awhile...Sad

 

If you build a paint booth make sure that the blower's motor is NOT in the air flow of the exhaust air. That will prevent the paint that is in the exhaust air from gumming up the motor.

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Posted by 58volvoV8 on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:47 AM

I think I may build one....as it sits right now as of this posting.......its snow storming in my current paint both..lol...so painting is out for awhile...Sad

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:14 AM

58volvoV8
If I built a booth do they suck out all the odor???

no.

they suck out MOST of it, but you will still have paint fumes, as it escapes. especially as you're aiming around and doesn't go in the booth.

i leave mine running for an hour or so after painting. Also, glen20 helps mask the smell.

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, April 20, 2020 3:18 PM

Lacquer has a very strong odor and a spray booth that exhausts to the outdoors should be used. I built mine from a plastic storage box that I bought at Ikea.

 

 

 

I turned the plastic storage box in its side and cut an opening in the side. The plastic box is attached to a 1"x4" wood frame with a metal screen.  I made a lower plemun box from precut MDF. On top  of the plenum is a removeable furnace filter. The blower is from Granger. The electric motor is not in the path of the exhausted air. The blower exhausts to the outside of the house. It captures all of the nasty paint odors. 

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  • From: Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Posted by VintageRPM on Monday, April 20, 2020 7:13 AM

58volvoV8

can you get acrylics in rattle can?? So far I've used rustoleum and testors enamel and laquers. Have some duplicolor for some other projects I've yet to try

Yes. Vellejo makes rattle can acrylics, but I don't know how extensive the line is. I have tried their clear gloss (which I got from ScaleHobbyist.com). Takes a long time to cure, so a dehydrator might be the way to go to speed up the cure time. (I don't have this issue when airbrushing their flat colors.)

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Posted by 58volvoV8 on Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:53 AM

can you get acrylics in rattle can?? So far I've used rustoleum and testors enamel and laquers. Have some duplicolor for some other projects I've yet to try

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  • From: Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Posted by VintageRPM on Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:09 AM

I shoot a lot of lacquer using a spray booth, in a room with a closed door. The fumes do linger, so the door to the room must stayed closed (with fan running) until the smell disapates, which can be a few hours.

You could switch to water-based acrylics, which have much less of an odor problem. When I spray them, I turn the fan off and open the door as soon as I've finished cleaning my airbrush.

 

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:38 AM

58volvoV8

btw...i tried spraying a body in laquer in the back junk room once and my wife was pissed when she came home to the Windows all open and a fan in the door in Feb.....oops....didnt seem to care about how nice the clear laid onConfused

 

Been there, done that! LOL

I got 1203 Testors red all over the washing machine when I was about 12 years old. The old man wasn't too happy and suggested that I clean it up. My solution was to spray over the red with Krylon white, he wasn't very happy with that either. Never could please that man ....

I'm pretty much in the same boat, I live in a townhouse and do my spraying out back. If I plan it right I'll take advanatge of the good weather and paint 2 or 3 projects at once then set them aside to let the paint cure. For me it's a case of working with what I've got and making the best of it.

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Spray booth and odor
Posted by 58volvoV8 on Sunday, April 19, 2020 1:44 AM

As of now I'm still old school using nature's spray booth and it sucks waiting for a clear no wind day(that falls when I'm not working).....anyways I live in an apartment with a 4mo old infant so paint fumes are a no no. If I built a booth do they suck out all the odor???..........btw...i tried spraying a body in laquer in the back junk room once and my wife was pissed when she came home to the Windows all open and a fan in the door in Feb.....oops....didnt seem to care about how nice the clear laid onConfused

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