My plastic sheet paint booth

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  1. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Long story short......
    I have busted azz on the '72 the last few months and for all intents it is done now and ready to race.....just in time for winter :screwup:

    So I figure since it will be Spring before it gets to run, now is as good a time as any to get it straight and painted.

    Was not going to get paint/bondo dust all over eveything in my shop....
    So we built a paint booth !

    PVC pipe left over and 100" of 6 mil plastic sheet = 20x10 covered paint booth.
    It is at my back door so I can exhaust fan out the back and hopefully keep everything as clean as possible.

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    Getting ready to get stripped.

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    Only problem is I am still undecided on color....
    I have always wanted it black with white stripes, then I thought maybe I would do it black with yellow stripes, Spiro Pappas style and an opposite of my 76.
    May still go that route, just want it to be a head turner and "different"

    If anyone has any ideas on a paint scheme throw them at me, I am listening.
     
  2. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hot pink!

    You know the guy has to have a good motor to back that color up.
     
  3. moms1978

    moms1978 Veteran Member

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    Freakin SWEET garage man. Looks like my church's basketball gym. Nice cars.. what industry do you work in? Did ya hit the powerball?
     
  4. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just your run of the mill crack dealer :p

    Thanks for the kind words on the shop, been waiting for it a long time.





    I am an oilfield guy
     
  5. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member

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    I like the black/yellow combo. Then what do you do with the late model???
     
  6. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My wife nearly has me convinced to go with a very dark blue with deep silver stripes, something a bit different.

    I think I have looked at every car in the photo's section and only come close to what is in my minds eye.

    That '80 will most likely go back original I am thinking, turd brown :)
     
  7. Hoot

    Hoot Veteran Member

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    Black with deep red/wine stripes looks good too. Or the new trend green ;)

    Either way looks like you got a good place to do it at.
     
  8. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Is that booth big enough to roll the car in and walk around it?
     
  9. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I was thinking the same thing..... 2 feet of room around the side doesn't leave much room for painting.

    Nice shed! :D

    Good Luck with the paint job!
     
  10. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes






    And no :)

    This was really just thrown together with pieces of PVC I had laying aorund and they were all 10' sticks, and the door in the back was 12' so it is actually pretty tight, however what we are doing is rolling the car in all the way to one side and working on the other side, then move it over and get the opposite side.

    Not ideal by any means, but for "free" basically it is working out pretty good.

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