Legare desk clone #6: duct tape and cardboard are my friends aka DIY garage spray booth

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Blog entry by Roswell posted 09-18-2012 11:11 PM 10428 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, them and PVC. Spraying dye, needed a cage. Getting close to finished. Not much time to type, but pictures are always fun.

FYI, this is an explosion proof (USCG rated) marine exhaust fan for purging engine compartments of fuel fumes prior to starting the engine. I operate the booth at a partial vacuum until all the airborn spray has been evacuated, then I stick a box fan against the ground level filter to overpressurize the booth and speed the exchange of air. Hopefully it means no atomized finish escapes other than the exhaust duct, and no dust gets in.

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#1 posted 09-23-2012 12:23 PM

Wow… that’s very impressive! That kind of commitment means that you plan to spray a lot?

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#2 posted 09-23-2012 12:30 PM

I do! I took the both down yesterday in about 30 minutes, and it doesn’t take up much room in purely PVC form. I’m planning on constructing a better plastic shell for it rather than rebuild the cheap one I used this time, and that should give me something I can just drop over the top of the frame. I plan on building a lot of furniture in the coming years, so it’s a worthwhile investment.

Next up: removing the curb rash from some wheels, and painting the one that doesn’t match. It’s an auction car we got, and it needs just a wee bit of help.

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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