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Casey, my statements were solely referring to hobby equipment booths only. Like the one shown in my post above as of November 22. Because that is what I‘m using, with all the pros and cons it has. 

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If anyone is interested, I wrote an article on paint safety in my column. If you don't get it, PM me with your email and I will forward you a copy.

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I have the same booth and I think it works great. I have the hose straight out the window with no bends. Thinking of getting a piece of 4 inch plastic drain pipe to replace the hose for better air flow. I don't smell anything all the while I'm spraying. And I let it run a while when I'm done. Afterward it's been off a while  I start to smell the paint and figure it's what's on the models I've just painted. But I haven't noticed any overspray anywhere. Not even on the table it sits on during spraying. You can take the filters and soak them in Purple Power. I spray the filter with Purple Power until wet and then place them in a gallon zip lock bag, They clean up rather nicely.

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My paint booth now on Fotki, not blurred out by PB!

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Finished my booth today. Thanks for all the tips!

I had a kitchen cabinet laying around sou that got to be the base. 
fan is an exhaust fan with the possibility to wire it so it automatically revs up when blocked. 
Made a draft box bellow and put the fan behind and it vents to the outside through an existing ventilation hole.

I drilled holes for 4 led spot lights and have sockets for 2 halogen in top for heat. 
 

Now what remains is to se how it works! 

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On 6/2/2013 at 3:36 PM, Ben said:

Just wondering if anyone here has this paint booth and if so, how often do the filters have to changed? Does it have a high volume motor for dispersing the fumes? http://www.amazon.com/Master-Airbrush%C2%AE-Portable-Airbrush-Extension/dp/B00B2TESUQ/ref=pd_sbs_ac_1

 

Have it. It just takes minor fumes away. It needs a more powerful fan. Fortunately you can buy 2 of them and stack them together and that does the trick.

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I'm about to take the plunge on one of those spray booths....

I've watched Chris's (hpi guy) video on the subject and it definitely sounds and looks interesting... I plan on getting the one with the LED lights and duct work option.... 

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22 minutes ago, Deuces ll said:

I'm about to take the plunge on one of those spray booths....

I've watched Chris's (hpi guy) video on the subject and it definitely sounds and looks interesting... I plan on getting the one with the LED lights and duct work option.... 

Do yourself a favor and get a Pace.   I bought a Testors for about the same price and the quality can't touch the Pace for about the same price:

https://www.pacepaintbooth.com/

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On 6/18/2020 at 4:07 PM, jchrisf said:

Do yourself a favor and get a Pace.   I bought a Testors for about the same price and the quality can't touch the Pace for about the same price:

https://www.pacepaintbooth.com/

Just pulled the trigger on the pace super mini booth,its on sale too!

Bu Bye to this thingbooth.jpg.55bbdaaa6ee3227d3a5294c0e6dfedf2.jpg

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On 6/21/2020 at 7:26 PM, Spruslayer said:

Just pulled the trigger on the pace super mini booth,its on sale too!

Bu Bye to this thingbooth.jpg.55bbdaaa6ee3227d3a5294c0e6dfedf2.jpg

How has your experience been with the Pace Super Mini? I am looking to get one and can't seem to find a better bargain than the mini plus for $250 shipped.

 

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1 hour ago, mikemodeler said:

How has your experience been with the Pace Super Mini? I am looking to get one and can't seem to find a better bargain than the mini plus for $250 shipped.

 

The super mini has worked perfect,pulls the overspray and the smells completely out and i really dont have to be in the unit for it to draw,as long as i dont get more than 8 to 10 inches away.When using spray bombs the filter life is shortened  but i suspect any spray booth would do the same.The light is nice but at a hundred more i thought by the time i rig something for a light i would spend about half that so i supered it! 

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Bought the mini plus earlier this year and it works great, rigged up my own led lighting and saved a few $$$.

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I also have the $250 Pace special without light. I like it a lot. I added the same two clip on lights to the sides that I used on my last booth. I have the lights and fan all on a power strip I have mounted to my cart that the booth sits on.

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So Santa came early for me and I got my Pace booth earlier this week. I will be off to Home Depot for some duct work and to find an inexpensive LED light for it. I bought some white craft paper today at Hobby Lobby and some magnets too. My plan is to use the craft paper as a liner for the booth to keep it from getting all covered in paint, I'll use the magnets to hold the paper in place. A 100 foot roll is $9.99 and I figure I can get about 20 pieces out of that roll, so for $.50 a piece, I'll be able to keep my booth looking nice.

 

My other concern is whether or not it will pull a lot of dust onto the models so I am thinking about making a cover that can go on with magnets. Anyone have any thoughts on it?

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