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Offline 750

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CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« on: March 06, 2011, 02:04:35 pm »
Here are some picks.  http://s1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd484/H0NDA750
Hopefully someone can benefit from these cheap solutions to expensive problems.  

I've been around this forum for the past few years.  I have asked tons of questions and received answers threw the search engine, responses to PMs and posts.  I haven't been able to give much back in the aria of advice, but have really wanted to.  I feel as though I owe a debt for all of the help received.  Hopefully this post will give a bit of what I have received. I'd like to share a few of my Ideas in hopes someone else can benefit as much as I have. It's hard to have a good idea here as usually someone else has already had it.  I haven't seen the variations of the ideas posted. That doesn't mean someone hasn't already thought of them or their not here, I just haven't seen them.

My shop is basically dedicated to motorcycles. That said it is probably one of the smaller functioning shops. My garage is only 14' X 20'.  I have to get creative in order to store 3 motorcycles a garden tractor and a functioning work shop full of tools and equipment in it. Hopefully my ideas show that you can do a lot in a small aria. Here is the link to my photo bucket page.  http://s1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd484/H0NDA750

1. My exhaust fan is made from an old furnace fan blowing outside into a hinged metal door. IT moves a lot of air.  I connect ducting from it to my paint booth when it's up.  I hardly have to wear a mask.

2. My paint booth is made from PVC Pipe and connectors.  I wrap it in industrial Saran wrap bought from Menard's.  I then cut a slit in it for a door and tape plastic sheeting on top of the booth so that it covers the slit. When the exhaust is on it pulls the plastic sheeting tight against the slit and it seals up well.  I also cut out a hole for 2 furnace filters taped together to draw fresh clean air in.

3.  I built block off plates for each engine cover out of lexand (spelling). This way I don't disturb the original oil tolerant/repelling paint inside and cover the gasket surfaces.  Lexand or plexi works great because you can lay it over what you want to cover, and trace what you want to cut out along with marking the bolt holes. Then just hondabond and bolt them down and you can blast, paint and whatever else.  I remove the engine case bolts and replace with earplugs and cut off excess earplug with a raiser knife. This way I can paint where the bolt heads cover.  I seal the case haves together when I paint, but even if I didn't, the block off plates would hold them together. Also pipe plugs and corks work great for blocking round holes from paint and glass beads.

4.  I built my engine stand out of scrap metal from a scrap metal place in the twin cities and an old 750 frame that was bent from a bad accident.  I used hex stock on the back side for multiple positions.  I welded a nut onto a pipe so I could put a bold in to have a stop for the hex stock.
5. My motorcycle stand is also made from the same scrap yard. I used left and right hand 1"-5 (Wish I had Used 1"-10, it's hard to start, but will pick up a freight train) acme threaded rod (not cheap) to mechanically drive everything.

I hope some of this info has helped anyone who views this thread. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 09:25:25 am »
Can anyone tell me if I'm posting this in the right place??  It won't help anyone if no one sees it.

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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 09:33:37 am »
seems the right place to me
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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 09:40:04 am »
seems the right place to me
Good, at least it's in the right place :D  I just haven't gotten any responces to it.  Maybe this stuff is just too much old hat to the guys on this forum;D  Guess I'll have to work harder:-\  Back to the drawing board:-[

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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 09:41:58 am »
Very nice 750!  I may have to give that paint booth idea a try.  Could we get more detail on your lift?

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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 09:57:08 am »
The lift works by utilizing 2 right hand and 2 left hand acme threaded screws.  They are welded alternating back to back to draw the 1/4" thick 2X2 steel cross member together or push them apart.  It's only mechanically driven.  Not air or hydraulic.

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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011, 10:06:50 am »
Try to embed the pictures and put some more up. Would love to see this in action. Thumbs up.

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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 06:47:30 am »
That paint booth is a bloody great idea!!! I also have a confined working space and, everytime I paint -aerosol can- everything ends up painted due to the particles in the air.

I thought about building an enclosed booth but this is much better: you can always dismantle when you are done!

I have one question: paint booths have usually air going down, to remove the floating paint particles into a filter in the floor. Does yours have something similar, or you just leave it as it is?

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Re: CHEAPEST PAINT BOOTH INSIDE GARAGE AND MORE
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 09:55:41 am »
That paint booth is a bloody great idea!!! I also have a confined working space and, everytime I paint -aerosol can- everything ends up painted due to the particles in the air.

I thought about building an enclosed booth but this is much better: you can always dismantle when you are done!

I have one question: paint booths have usually air going down, to remove the floating paint particles into a filter in the floor. Does yours have something similar, or you just leave it as it is?

I'm no body man, but that makes perfect sense. From now on, when I assemble I will ensure to exhaust at the bottom.  Also, I didn't mention this before, but this works great for soda blasting too. You can either cut holes in the sides or get in and get dirty