paint booth supply and exhaust air...

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by 1971SS, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. 1971SS

    1971SS Veteran Member

    Feb 5, 2011
    eastern NC
    Trying to understand as much as I can before I start any attempts, which won't be anytime soon...just gathering all I can learn.

    It's occured to me that painting with inside booth airflow on behalf of ventilation is something to consider. For example, if your painting in a down draft, you would want to start from the top of the car and work down. If the exhaust ventilation fans are set up to the front you would want to start from the rear where the supply is located...

    Is this correct thinking? Or is this something that flash times help reduce rough surfaces from over spray?

  2. sevitz5

    sevitz5 Veteran Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Middle Point, Ohio
    In a down draft booth I always go from bottom up, that way your overspray that is pulled down "melts" into the wet paint. On a crossflow I start at front and work to the back...same principle. Your choice of the weather is very critical.
  3. wookie

    wookie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Daytona Florida
    I work from the farthest point from the fans and work towards them. That way I don't get overspray on my freshly painted surface!
  4. 2ndgenhunter

    2ndgenhunter Veteran Member

    Mar 19, 2010
  5. earlysecond

    earlysecond Veteran Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Altoona, PA
    While I have seen diagrams for both down draft and cross flow booths and can likely find them for you. I agree with what has been posted.

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