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  1. Here's a link to the pics of my booth. I'm using a bilge motor that pulls about 130 cfm and it works great. http://smg.photobucket.com/user/baddogracing/library/Glove%20Box%20Paint%20Booth?sort=9&page=1 PS I got mine on eBay for about $20, including shipping.
  2. Yes I do. Mounted on the wall at the exit door.
  3. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=77637&hl=glue
  4. Dude, you have skills! That first one is beautiful!
  5. I like the look as it is.
  6. They are a little large for small bottles of paint but a 3 oz. can will fill one of them about 2/3 full.
  7. Here's the original tip I posted back in June. The jar with the Ferrari red paint in it still has some of that paint in it today and the seals are still good. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=76428&hl=jars#entry966188
  8. The seals on the canning jars seem to be impervious to lacquer thinner or lacquer paint fumes or contact. In fact, when I've emptied a jar, I clean it up with lacquer thinner and that includes a thorough cleaning of the seals. They've never become sticky or deteriorated.
  9. I decant enough paint to be able to finish the car and then some and leave the rest in the can. I've been using lacquers, mostly Model Master. It'll lose some solvent over time but I just open it up and give it a shot of lacquer thinner and mix it well to the thinness I want. I've had some decanted for several months and the trick above always works. I put the paint in small canning jars I got a Walmart. They have a seal and lacquer thinner doesn't seem to bother it. You can get a dozen for about $10. I use cheap lacquer thinner when needed but most decanted sprays are thin enough. I disassemble my brush after every use. I have a gravity feed Badger 105. When I'm waiting for stuff to dry in between coats I'll empty the cup and then I wipe it with a paper towel soaked in thinner. I also clean out the bottom of the cup with Q tips soaked in thinner. I'll add thinner to the cup and shoot it through the brush onto a clean paper towel until it sprays clear.
  10. Very clever and nicely done!
  11. I have dealt with him as well and agree with you. Good place to do business.
  12. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=77554#entry982742 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=81345#entry1042817
  13. Nicely done! I've heard the fit on these kits is really sub-standard. Yours looks great!
  14. Never. I get filtered email notifications and follow the areas I'm interested in that way.
  15. I'm building both of these from the original SMER kits and they won't be nearly as nice as this example. Thanks for the spoke lacing tutorial.
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