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Hi Everybody,

I am looking for advice on spray booths. 

Has anyone built their own and what method of construction was used?

The only booths I have seen for purchase appear to be too small for my needs as I intend to be spray painting O scale structures. 

Any help and advice would be great.

Thanks.

Graham

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Graham-

I took the steel box from a large ex-microwave, removed the front and the door, and cut a hole in the rear wall for a "muffin" fan-- for exhaust. Installed a short tube (12 watt?) florescent light. All from stuff that I had laying around.

Exhaust blows out through the wall of the trailer, via a dryer vent---did have to but that, but a long tern, low interest loan covered that cost. ($8?)

Oh yeah, I'm O scale also.

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I built one once myself but then never used it but a hand full of times and eventually threw it away. I wish I still had it.

It was made from a large plastic storage box like you see at Walmart, I installed a used aquarium light bar I bought at a garage sale. Then I bought a surplus computer fan (search on the term "muffin fan"). I cut a hole in the side of the box, siliconed it over the hole and then siliaconed on some plastic flexible drier vent. Whenever I painted I ran the vent out the basement window. Oh, I also used a cheap table top "Lazy Suzan" for rotating my work.

It worked great and it was cheap and now that I'm talking about it, I'm going to make myself another one.

I had more than $8 into it however... I probably spent $30.

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Take a look at this: http://snowmanfx.blogspot.com/2012/02/budget-portable-paint-booth.html

I have one very similar to this. I made my box out of foam core board and use a cheap furnace filter in the back of mine.



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I got a used kitchen cooker extractor for very humble money (£5).

It's huge, 1m wide, or 3'3"

Eventually I will make a box for it to sit on top of ...

( maybe one day ! )







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For those on this side of the pond it's called a kitchen hood.   Good idea and used ones can be found on Craig's list.   The fan certainly would have enough power for our type painting.



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thanks for all the advice guys. its nice to know that others have had some of the ideas i had as well. i am thinking i will go storage container with a kitchen range hood to provide the suction. the lazy susan is a great idea as well, will definitely be including one of them.

Graham

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Another choice would be the plastic inside box from a discarded dishwasher. Jose.



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Good thought, Jose


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SJSlots wrote: Take a look at this: http://snowmanfx.blogspot.com/2012/02/budget-portable-paint-booth.html

I have one very similar to this. I made my box out of foam core board and use a cheap furnace filter in the back of mine.


I had one like this but I used cardboard. Very cheap and the cardboard lasted for a few months. when the cardboard is done you get another box you have lying around and start over again. Sure it looks terrible but with my airbrushing skills I could justify a 200-300 dollar booth.

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