Paint Booth Painted and Assembled
Having taken delivery of the Paint Booth from Joe, I took over the garage for a few days while I disassembled and painted the paint booth. There were six basic components that were separately painted:
1 - Main Body/Shell
2 - Reduction Chamber
3 - Fan Housing
4 - Front Face
5 - Forward Side Panel
6 - Rear Side Panel
The paint was a little old and thick, but worked just fine. I like the heavy utilitarian look. All of the electrical wires and components were sealed with silicone before painting. The thick paint was sufficient enough to cover all of the silicone which has a repellent property to thinner paint.
This takes the wiring and the fixtures out of the painting chamber so that the bulbs are out of the way of the painting process.
The porcelain fixtures are mounted upside-down on raised legs on the top panel. It was necessary to put these legs on to allow the wiring access to the fixtures.
Of note, the top panel of the light box is cut just a little smaller than the frame it sits in. Also, the two holes in the roof of the painting chamber are cut a little larger than the porcelain light fixtures.
The purpose of this is to allow air to flow into the light box from the outside and then into the painting chamber at the base of the light bulbs. When the Paint Booth vent is turned on external air will flow from the inside of the light box into the painting chamber and then into the vent at the back of the paint booth. This current serves two purposes. First it creates a natural cooling airflow around the light bulbs which do generate some heat. Second this flow will carry any lingering vapors in the painting chamber away from the bulbs ensuring that there is not a buildup of flammable vapor around the bulbs.
The first item re-installed was the white air intake grill at the bottom rear of the painting chamber. Six small screws hold this in place. As it came in a white color, this component was not painted. Next the paint booth was stood on-end and the filter, reduction chamber, and fan housing were inserted and screwed in place from the rear.