Brass painting advice wanted

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Thu Mar 17 09:34:45 EDT 2011

And further to this this thread, once I priced the spray booths in MicroMark I also built my own. 5 pieces of scrap plywood as big as you want (maybe 12" deep by 12" high by 18" wide, mount a bathroom fan behind an furnace air filer, wire a switch to the fan and you're good to go. I also put an old lazy susan inside to rotate the parts as I paint 'em with an old gooseneck lamp to light it up.

Don't forget the respirator, industrial standard air mask. Latex gloves are also handy.

Ed Svitil
Norfolk & Western Railway

Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:23:06 -0400
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Subject: Re: Brass painting advice wanted
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Greg, if you want to give me your email address I can send you as many pics as you need.

Doug Langlitz

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Photos of your spray booth would be great. I was thinking of cobbling one together out of some scrap luan plywood I have, and using a bathroom or kitchen exhaust fan to vent the fumes out the garage door.

Greg Harrod

In a message dated 3/10/2011 6:53:24 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, nw-modeling-list at writes:
Good ventilation is a must, as is a respirator and gloves. Nitrile gloves for solvent base paints. And while we're spending your money another tool that comes in very handy is a spray booth. The commercially available ones are pretty pricey, but you can build your own fairly inexpensively. I've built a few for less then $100 with a good quality fan. I could email some photos of mine if you would like to see how it was built.

Good luck
Doug Langlitz
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