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Old 03-07-2019, 06:07 PM
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Default Thank you all

Mr. Martinez: thanks for asking the question.

Larry, Bruce, Larry, John, Jacob, Dan: thanks for the education. Wow!
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:55 PM
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Nope. Not fisheye. Like Dan said. Just floating debris. Hard to elimate but a tack cloth helps.
+1 Use a tack rag - - wipe lightly.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:21 PM
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I have a plastic sheet booth as well. I wet the walls and floor right before i paint, and wash the whole booth down and replace the floor plastic between major sessions.
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+1 Use a tack rag - - wipe lightly.
+2 for a commercial tack cloth.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:44 PM
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Use a tack cloth, but also filter your paint. Sometimes dried paint flakes make it in there from the edge of the can.
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:23 AM
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Overspray collects on the top and sides of the booth and falls when you step in and the booth flexes. And it comes from the fan. And your clothes. And the hoses. And the floor. And inside your parts, etc.

You can make a few changes to make it better but it's just about impossible to get rid of 100%. Make sure you have filters on the inlet air. Wash down the sides, floor, etc after each use to knock the junk loose. Keep the floor wet. Clean hoses throughly. Switch out the ceiling and/or floors for 3m masking film (or similar product that paint will stick to instead of slough off). Don't use paper towels!

Mask off any openings in the parts with paper and tape. Don't use plastic unless it's masking film (NOT painter's plastic).

The best thing to do is have all your paint supplies in there and do it all in one run. Mix paint & let induce. Take your spray gun and spray your parts with just air to knock stuff loose. Wipe down parts with W&G remover using lint free rags, tack cloth. Wait. Wipe down one more time with tack cloth and spray. Then sit in there until the product flashes (this part is usually not possible unfortunately).

If you need to go in an out a few times be sure to tack cloth just before spraying.

If you're going to shoot another layer of paint or clear you can nib out the trash with a burnished single-edge razor that's been bent a bit. And you can use toothpicks to pull out some trash when the paint is wet but you will potentially leave a small divot where it laid.
Wow, this was a great explanation, thank you. I just have one question, why not painter's plastic?
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:30 AM
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Thanks to all of you for your answers. I hope this thread helps everyone else as well.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:54 AM
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Wow, this was a great explanation, thank you. I just have one question, why not painter's plastic?
Painter's plastic is for catching drips when you paint your house. When you use it with sprayed paint, the paint doesn't adhere. Best case it comes off in a big piece. Worst case, it dries and sloughs little particles as you spray. Sprayed paints dry extremely quickly, so when you use it to mask the part, the plastic flaps in the breeze and throws the dried paint everywhere while you spray.

Use masking paper or masking film to mask.

The painter's plastic works ok for the booth as long as you maintain it and clean the ceiling and sides after each use.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:33 PM
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Use a tack cloth just before spraying you top coat.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:01 PM
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Then clean it again. Always completely disassble and thoroughly clean the spray gun. Before spraying paint, spray some reducer on paper and check for any foreign material. When adding paint into cup, always use a paint filter.

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