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Offline Bossbill

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Small Parts Spray Station
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:05:51 PM »
I cleared out some space in the shop, which happened to coincide with one of the few slider windows.
I then re-assembed an old server rack I had laying around. I have a lot of junk.
It's not very big (a tad over 26" square), but large enough for small parts.

The main steel shelf is at counter level, one is at the top of the rack, with a few others under the main shelf. Over the top shelf is an infrared heat that acts to heat up the whole shelf as an indirect heater.
On the inside are a few thin particle board walls. The back wall has a small fan, hooked to a powered electrical box. The side walls feature two flood light sockets, each fastened to junction boxes.
Between the flood lights (moderate heat) and the infrared (lots of heat) I can decide to pre-heat or post-heat items.

A lazy Susan turntable is a really good way to get a good finish on all sides -- hold the spray can in one place and turn the item to be painted. I also have a wire rack on top of the turntable for larger or multiple items.

The total cost was $17 for the small fan, as I had everything else just laying around.
Took a few hours to screw together and get it close, another few hours to wire and install the switches and fan.
Just pre-heat the part, slide the window open, turn on the fan and spray!

Pic of unit (click once to expand; click "box arrow" to zoom):



With lights on(click once to expand; click "box arrow" to zoom):



Build your own out of plywood or an old cabinet.

For extra credit, what am I painting?
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 06:12:02 PM by Bossbill »
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 06:46:24 PM »
For extra credit, what am I painting?
Something small?
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 06:50:17 PM »
Ah, a man with similar humor.
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 07:10:22 PM »

For extra credit, what am I painting?

A 1967 Headlight Plug?  *G*

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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:57:26 PM »
"I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat."

You can MAGNIFY the image, you know.
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 11:02:59 PM »
A few rods strung side to side would be helpful to hang items.

I like the concept, there are lots of times where I have small items to spray and end up just walking out the side door of the garage to spray them, then bring back in the dry.  I almost always spray items hanging from coat hanger rods.  Well, same thickness material that I bought in a roll and cut it to the length I need for hanging stuff.
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 02:26:53 AM »
A few rods strung side to side would be helpful to hang items.

Yes always run across the possibility of messing up the finish if I try and flip a part while its still wet and waiting for it to dry and then turn over and paint the other side only causes a less than desired finish on the other side. Glad its rarely ever too cold to paint outside  round here, then return inside for it to dry if need be.

Nice little box though if you have the space
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 08:35:54 AM »
I have something similar to this and have found it makes a really nice photo booth for small items too. :)  And a rod for hanging painted parts is needed - which I have not yet added to mine.

« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 09:28:45 AM by rockhouse66 »
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 12:49:59 PM »
Nice. Thanks for the idea. I have a plastic hood that would work out great for a similar set up.

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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 05:50:56 PM »
Hanging parts from a coat hanger works great -- if you are hanging onto the hanger and can rotate it.
In the booth, not so great as I have to flip all the parts around. Until now.
[You will be taken to Flickr where you view the video (wait a bit for it to load)]:



It's a simple bearing and hook, with a nut up top that you turn with a small wrench.
And the part is?
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 05:57:52 PM »
Looks to me like a 9DZA-8245-F thingamabob.   ;D

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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 08:17:52 PM »
Hope the bracket being positioned like that was not a message to some one     ???   

If so you should have rotated it counter clock-wise by 90 degrees or so.
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2017, 08:32:33 PM »
Hope the bracket being positioned like that was not a message to some one     ???   

If so you should have rotated it counter clock-wise by 90 degrees or so.
Get you mind out of the gutter .  ;D  Gave me a unexpected good laugh though.
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 08:49:23 PM »
I am not erudite enough to understand the other banter, but that is a heater motor shield.
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Re: Small Parts Spray Station
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 09:22:47 PM »
Now I have to rotate my parts correctly?

Yep, heater shield. And, our cars are less than 10 numbers apart!
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