Help: Home made DIY Spray booth.

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  1. Exhead

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    Wondering how you guys have built DIY temporary spray booths for guitar painting projects. looking for ideas. Looking at picking this up and wrapping with plastic sheeting to use as a improved booth. I see potential.

    Any pointers?

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  2. Eric_G

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    Hmmm, seems a little small... I guess you can put it up on a stand to be at right height ?

    Also seems a bit narrow, I would want something I can suspend the body and rotate without having to unhook it..

    my 2 cents...

    FYI, I need to build one also... currently my plan it to connect 4 2X3X8 at one end and wrap them in Polythene. Use would be like a tipi configuration and it can be put outside and stored in my workshop when not in use.

    Sort of a portable walk-in spray booth !
     
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    I've used just a garment bag. works... but a little tight and if you touch it = bad. as I finish up my current projects thinking I'm going to go one of the routes I've seen... camping shower, temporary greenhouse, or larger garment bag. they even make tents that are designed as spray booth but they are more expensive and I use nitro and just want to be able to toss it out after a few guitars as I don't want it hanging around too long.
     
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  4. CB91710

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    @BuddhaFingas can help, he did a great job with his Les Paul kit build
     
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    I've been thinking about building a booth too.

    As mentioned above, seems a bit too small to me. But it could serve as a base to expand on.
    Then again, building a frame from some cheap wooden 1" x 2" would possibly give you a more functional booth.

    A thing to think about is ventilation, so the booth doesn't quickly fill up with mist.
    I've thought about using a number of 12v computer fans...
     
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    Ya, box fan and an air filter to clear fumes and pull overspray "dust" out of the enclosure.

    The rest depends on what environment it's being used in. You don't want to be pulling dust into the enclosure, and you want to protect the finish from dust and bugs falling into it.

    Inside a garage in a mountain environment is going to be more forgiving than a back yard in the desert or plains.
     
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    Refrigerator box. Or even just a washer box... tall enough for bodies.
     
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    Yeah, mine would be used in my back yard which means there's all sorts of things flying around in spring and summer. If I ever build one, maintaining some sort of 'over pressure' inside while still blowing out mist and not sucking in all kinds of particles will be the challenge.
    It would probably need to be large enough for me to stand in it to achieve something like that.

    Yet foldable.... for storing while not in use.
     
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    "Yes, detective, the box was tall enough for bodies, er, um, guitar bodies, that is..."
     
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    Maybe a large camping tent, and as a bonus, when not spraying, you can camp in it if you let it air out after spraying.
     
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    Yeah maybe a small tent of say 1x1x2m would be easiest as a starting point.
     
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    Woodcraft Supply sells this Wagner small spray shelter for $25. Looks like you could hang a body or neck from the supports. Probably could be re-covered, too.

    My brother-in-law is a contractor and built an awesome walk-in spray booth in his basement. It has an explosion-proof motor and vents to the outside. A couple of years ago I asked him if I could use it to spray nitro. His reply was that he only sprays water-based finishes in it. Hmm. The explosion-proof motor is there for what reason?
     
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    That could be a good base to start.

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    That would be a little tight... I was thinking a 4-person stand-up, those are about 2x2x2m, you're going to want more than 1m to move around and handle the body, and also the option to use a paint stick to hold the body horizontal.
     
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    yes 1x1 would be too tight.

    something like this

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    It is a shower tent.

    Probably still a bit too tight.
     
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    A shower tent could be handy for wet sanding :D
     
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    If you're hiding bodies, go for the refrigerator box.
     
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    Why thank you sir... I just built a holding tree and stapled big sheets of cardboard to it for 3-side coverage.

    I own a small shed now... I expect I will be using it, and some plastic sheet over the contents, for the upcoming bass build.

    Exhaust fan in the window, probably.
     
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    I'm going to consider installing a tree now... ;)
     
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