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Old 05-17-2020, 11:54 AM
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I am considering purchasing an inflatable paint booth for use in my garage. There are several listed on Amazon. I was thinking of a 33' long unit that has a working room of 27.4' x 13.2' which should be adequate for painting my Camaro. Do any of you have experience using one of these? Any advice or suggestions?
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:13 AM
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I am surprised. 184 views and not one comment either negative or positive.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:01 PM
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I think it would be ok for panel painting a few panels at a time but I wouldn't want to try an all-over in one. Not enough air flow imho...

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Old 05-28-2020, 04:33 PM
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I'm considering one myself. Just as way to seal and prime parts as I bodywork them in a home shop. A little worried about what Don touched on... enough air flow.
The portability is what appeals to me...sure I could frame up some temporary walls and staple some plastic to them, but not very easy to take apart and store.


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I've looked at a few of them online. Most appear to be mostly chinesium quality for 800-1500. It looks like some of the nicer ones are 3-10K. There's very few reviews online of these beyond one-time use in places that look like they have a dirt parking lot. I would like to hear from someone who has used it at least half a dozen times.

With the right blower/fan setup air flow should be fine *in theory*. I'll likely pick one up in a year or two when I'm ready and see how it works out.
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I've kind of looked in to them and wasn't impressed. Just my opinion. What I ended up doing was working with a local body shop. They sprayed the epoxy primer. Then I did the body work over the primer then a couple runs with sanding primer. Had to shuttle parts back and forth but it worked well because I could work on one or two fenders at a time. My project was a 68 C10 so the cab was on a rolling dolly. The body shop charged me a bit for the primer but since they were spraying it any way it was very reasonable.
Final base and clear coat was done at the body shop in their booth. They did the color sanding and buff. They had little confidence in my color sanding skills.
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