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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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