HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
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Post  Bluemach1 on Sun May 12, 2013 8:06 pm

Toying with the idea of painting my car at home and building my own temporary paint booth. Anyone here done this? My biggest concern is venting with fans and blowing myself up.

I would want to do a negitive pressure (suck the air out of the booth) versus positive pressure (blowing the air in to the booth).


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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  944-LT1 on Sun May 12, 2013 8:24 pm

I've done it quite a few times. I used to have a tent made of 2" PVC tubing and it was quite elaborate but since then I just staple plastic sheathing (from Lowes) to pieces of wood lathe and screw them into the ceiling. Two 20x25x1 for incoming air and a 16" box fan pointing out.

Its crude but very effective. Very Happy Anyway, google "box fan paint booth" and youll see how far some go with the idea. Laughing


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Post  87-944S on Sun May 12, 2013 8:30 pm

Never did it, thought about it, I may do it in the future. I don't think it is difficult to do, go for it!

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Bluemach1 on Sun May 12, 2013 8:53 pm

944-LT1 wrote:I've done it quite a few times. I used to have a tent made of 2" PVC tubing and it was quite elaborate but since then I just staple plastic sheathing (from Lowes) to pieces of wood lathe and screw them into the ceiling. Two 20x25x1 for incoming air and a 16" box fan pointing out.

Its crude but very effective. Very Happy Anyway, google "box fan paint booth" and youll see how far some go with the idea. Laughing


I have been looking at a lot of these on youtube and google. I am most concerned about venting through these box fans though. Obviously you did not blow yourself up.

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Post  944-LT1 on Sun May 12, 2013 9:10 pm

Well, the fan was always on so there was no flammable concentration built up to combust. Laughing

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Rich L. on Sun May 12, 2013 9:32 pm

You could make it work. But at least talk to a local Maaco. They can paint panels for so cheap.

The longer you huff those fumes to more okay you think it is for you.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Bluemach1 on Mon May 13, 2013 9:06 am

I have a local automotive paint supply store that has everything for professionals and jobbers. I havent talked to them yet about a whole car job yet. I have had them mix up aerosole for me for my mountaineer. Color was spot on. I'll post up any insights I can gather from them.

I have been looking at HVLP spray guns from Harbor Freight.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Admin on Mon May 13, 2013 10:33 am

Ted,
Look at the Dodge truck on my website project page, It was painted behind my shop at home and I did use the $9.99 HF paint gun! They work great for most paint types . I personally think the job turned out ok for a no booth BLACK paint job....
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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Bluemach1 on Mon May 13, 2013 10:37 am

Not bad at all! Single stage paint?

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Admin on Mon May 13, 2013 12:02 pm

Base coat , clear coat..... it's the only way to go.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Bluemach1 on Mon May 13, 2013 6:14 pm

Went to Jerry's Paint & Supply in Placerville today. Extremely helpful. They carry BASF, PPG and DuPont. They can really get just about any paint you desire. I always see people talking about Glasurit. Is this the best match for Porsche paint? Some of these manufacturers have three different blends for LM3A. I'll have to get that sorted out. All three manufacturers were pretty expensive with DuPont being the only one having an expensive line and a very cheap line.

They have inexpensive throw away suites, disposable charcoal masks, every kind of sand paper, tape, paper, etc, etc.

The only thing that they were not helpful with was information on how to construct a booth. I think this is for obvious reasons. They dont want to be laible if you poison yourself or catch yourself on fire.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  acorad on Mon May 13, 2013 11:09 pm

I had a 240Z painted white in Glasurit about 20 years ago. When they rolled it out of the shop in NJ I literally could not look at it in the sunlight, it was so bright it made my eyes hurt.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  944-LT1 on Mon May 13, 2013 11:39 pm

Dupont's Nason line is cheap and very good if you're doing a full overall respray....not so much for matching original paint.

Recently I've been using Matrix auto paint from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Very easy to use as its pre-mixed and ready to spray from the can.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  shokwave30 on Tue May 14, 2013 12:14 am

ya that Nason is pretty good stuff. we've done it in the garage and have had really good results. we've used a $35 paint gun to. it takes a lot of practice to get a really good result. and plan on doing a lot of wet sanding. Some colors are easier to shoot to.

with the in the garage.. took those cheap blue tarps and hung them up all the way around. then opened the rear garage door and put like 5 fans underneath it to pull the fumes out. then one in the front to push.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  Bluemach1 on Tue May 14, 2013 11:44 am

944-LT1 wrote:Dupont's Nason line is cheap and very good if you're doing a full overall respray....not so much for matching original paint.

Recently I've been using Matrix auto paint from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Very easy to use as its pre-mixed and ready to spray from the can.

Have you found the Matrix to match well? I will be doing a complete spray but most likely wont disasemble the panels from the car. Would be nice to get a decent match to places like the door jambs.

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Post  944-LT1 on Tue May 14, 2013 2:41 pm

Yes, actually. It matched pretty good to my sunroof which I didn't paint. You just have to make sure to send them the correct paint code for your particular year car. Nason is pretty good too but in my experience, not as good as matrix.

Best thing to do is search some forums and see what others are saying about different brands and go from there.

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Re: Build Your Own Paint Booth?

Post  962porsche on Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:33 pm

i you head over to the body and paint part on the pelican parts forum i have gone over every thing that is being talked about here .
but yes you can build your own booth using 4 to 6 box fans . cover the walls of your shop with plastic sheeting and open the garage door place the box fans under the door and then close the door onto the tops of the fans . you will also need clean air coming into the shop from some were . you can use furnace filters for the intake filters . it work good i did this for years as a young kid when i had my 1st little shop . the thing is just don't spray right at the fans that's when you could blow your self sky high . other then that is kind of safe like i said i did it for many years and never had any trouble ?

as for what paint is best well you ask 100 people and you will get 100 different answers .
i was a BASF rep for many year glasurit is one of the paint lines of BASF there is also RM and limco .
they will match porsche's as they are the CO porsche uses for there coating .
all top auto makers use BASF for the coating that would be ferrari , lambo , bmw , porsche , maybach, RR , BENZ , CO's like that would not use there coating if they did not work and last .
if you want a good color match at a low cost and user friendly paint for your porsche go with limco supreme plus .
a couple things to rember when your painting your own car is stick to one paint system don't use a primer from one CO a base color for another then a clear for some one else . paints are design as a system .
then if you get a HVLP gun you then will have to also get HVLP hoses fittings and every part of the air system has to be HVLP or the gun will spray like total crap . you may look at the hose you have in your shop now and say well it's a 3/8 " hose that will do the ID well do but the fitting they crimp on the ends of the hose are not HVLP there for it is not HVLP and will not work . any part of your air supply that is not HVLP will cork up the air flow .

there is also other things to look at when it comes to picking your paint .
coverage is one most low cost paints are not high solid coating it may cost less per QT or GAL but you have to buy more to cover the same area . so it may not be a savings at all .
you can spray the hole out side of the 944 with 2 QTS of glasurit . i did a demo some years ago with PPG and it took 3.4 QT's to cover the same size car . the PPG was a little less in cost but when it came to what is called sprayible QT's the glasurit was cheapper to spray .
you also have to look at what other products cross from your primer to top coats . if you have to buy different reducers and hardeners for each product insted of just one or two herdeners and one reducer . you will be paying more to paint your car than if you picked a paint line were you use the same reducers thru out the hole paint line . so when you look at buying you coatings look at the cost of the total job not just the cost of the color .





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