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ocnblu    733
I can check with one of our painters. Just off the top of my head, I'd say you need an air compressor, a gun, a clean room with lots of lighting, and a paint supplier to mix up the code you want. Can I get back to you?

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Camino LS6    866

Sure. I already have one huge mutha of an air compressor, but I have no idea what the standard stuff to have these days is. All I can remember is that a Binks#7 was considered to be the best gun way back when.

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ocnblu    733
Hey, I tried to reply sooner but I couldn't, oy. I will check with one of our painters on brands, etc., for you, Camino.

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z28luvr01    170

Those gravity-feed HVLP guns are awesome. They put more paint on the car with much less overspray. My father has a Snap-on Excalibur that cost a pretty penny but yields a finish that's nothing short of brilliant.

You can set up a makeshift booth in a barn/shed/garage with some house air filters, a largish fan like an old attic fan, and some plastic. Cover the front door with the plastic, and make a cutout for the fan. Set up the fan so it blows outward. Then, put the filters over places where air can be drawn in.

Of course, the most important thing: get a good painting mask. We don't want you dying on us, or losing enough brain cells to jusify buying a beige Camry 4cyl.

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Camino LS6    866

Thanks guys. I built a temporary spray booth once before but it's been a long time.

This is just an idea at the moment, but I'm tired of waiting on bodyshops.

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capriceman    0

do you have a regulator with a mositure filter on your compressor that is a must when painting.

Also if you are painting a roof put the lights on the walls of the room level with the roof so it will show your imperfections. then when painting the sides have the lights on the ceiling. its a sugestion, for some people they say they have better perception when the only light source is purpendicular to the object there painting so you can see shadows.

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ocnblu    733
B&BL: our shop is mostly a collision shop, we have contracts with many insurance companies and we have to get the crash work out asap, so we don't do much customer pay, non-collision work.

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Lets see, we built a spray booth on our shop when it came time to paint my truck. We had a Craftsman suction-fed gun with a gravity fed detail gun. 5hp, 60-gal air compressor with a moisture filter at the compressor and again at the quick connect. For ventilation, we strapped a large (about 6 ft diameter) fan to the back of the shop and put two air filters in the doors with little let-down doors on it to drag air in. It worked pretty well for the time being and we still have the fan up to help with air circulation even when we're not painting. They aren't that hard to do, just make sure that youre equipment is in good shape and that you've got plenty of space to move around and good ventilation.

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