Airbrush spray booth

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. tomustang

    tomustang Has Entered.

    Add a small stand and a turntable inside and it'll be perfect
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I built one once out of cardboard, no fan. It didn't work that well, too much overspray. I was thinking of making one with an old range hood attached. Usually those have a removable filter and a light. I don't know how well that would work, but I like the simplicity of yours better. Using a furnace filter is a good idea, and cheap too.:thumb: :thumb:
  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    So far I've painted an engine, Cattle car and a couple dozen figures (pimer) in the booth. I can see the furnce filter changing color slightly. I guess that shows it's doing it's job. While I'm painting My wife (the bloodhoud she is!) can't detect any paint odor in the rest of the house so I'd say it's working well. After I've finished painting I leave the Item I've painted in the booth and leave the fan running for about half an hour so it can continue to draw any fumes from the paint curing out.
  4. Nottaprob

    Nottaprob New Member

    Good idea too Tom. A turntable would keep these big mitts off the fresh paint.
    Nice Glen, that the smell stays put, my wife would definitely let me know too when it would spread too far ;-)
    Guess it's time to draw this up and see about a turntable to slide in & out. Thanks guys, Al
  5. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    It's called a "Lazy Susan". And its for moving large quantity of food around a table or for decorating cakes and other yummy treats M'kay?

    :mrgreen: :p sign1
  6. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    I was going to build me a booth, but I end up just painting in the garage on a shelf I have up against one of the walls with the door open and a dual cartidge respirator on.

    Regrading fans, be sure whatever you use has a sealed motor. Flammable vapors being sucked through an open motor housing (with brushes and sparks) can lead to a dangerous situation.

    Squirrel cage fans are good for this use because the the vapors don't actually pass through the motor area. I've got one I'm not using if anyone is looking to purchase.

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