Desktop spray booth, thoughts?

 
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

Has anyone used this eBay spray booth and can comment?  Or something similar?

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  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
Link doesn't work for me sorry.  

In the absence of the booth to discuss, what's your planned venting system?  How long a run to the outside vent, how many bends does it go through and whether you have a flexible or rigid duct?

If the exhaust path is long, twisty or uses a flexible duct even high end spray booths will have a hard time doing what you want.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
I once built a very good spray booth and then threw it out. Extraction fans are a great way to pull dusty air from the room across your freshly painted model. Waste of time. Since then I always spray outside in a very light breeze, and get excellent results.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

I once built a very good spray booth and then threw it out. Extraction fans are a great way to pull dusty air from the room across your freshly painted model. Waste of time. Since then I always spray outside in a very light breeze, and get excellent results.
TheBlacksmith

Except with Humbrol 19 Red:lol:
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

The link was for a tabletop spray booth - about $120 with extractor fan that can be plumber outside.
I only plan to do small things from time to time, I can't do outside as there is no cover from wind/rain, it would be inside a double garage but venting into the garage.  Probably run it for 15 minutes a go?  I understand that its not ideal, but those are the limitations I have in physical setup...
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
I once built a very good spray booth and then threw it out. Extraction fans are a great way to pull dusty air from the room across your freshly painted model. Waste of time. Since then I always spray outside in a very light breeze, and get excellent results.
TheBlacksmith

I know what you mean about the dust.

I overcome that issue by using my shed compressor for the air brushing work. I have 2 outlets at the compressor...one set to around 25psi and the other one set to maximum pressure (about 100psi). The low pressure outlet has a moisture trap at the compressor PLUS another in-line moisture trap between the main 3/8" supply hose and the thin air brush hose.

Before I start spraying I use the 100psi hose with a dust gun attached and spend some time blowing all the dust from the surrounding area and through the extraction fan.

My booth is a very agricultural affair, made from 4 pieces of MDF for the sides/top/bottom. The back "wall" comprises of a 16" automotive cooling fan (Davies Craig), speed-controlled by a device I bought off ebay and powered via a pair of N70ZZ automotive batteries. I don't have any ducting, but do my spraying in my shed which is 40' x 25' (also doubles as my workshop and train room). Being a 4 meter high Colorbond shed it is not even close to be sealed and the spray fumes don't come back to haunt me.LOL

There may well be some dust still circulating in the shed which may "land" on my model/s....but if there is it is not detectable as far as I'm concerned.

Roachie
  yogibarnes Locomotive Fireman

My spray booth is a medium sized cardboard box cut diagonally with an old mixmaster turntable in the middle.  Like TheBlacksmith I spray outside on a mild cloudy day with a light breeze.  Cheap, safe and it works well!
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Except with Humbrol 19 Red:lol:
kingfisher

Yeah, do you want a tin of the @#%@$% stuff? I reckon I could throw it to you without much effort Laughing

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