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Posted on October 16, 2019

4 Things to Know About Booth Panels for Paint & Powder Coating

Choosing the right type of panels for your paint booth or powder coating booth can make a big difference in quality, productivity and maintenance. If you are considering a new paint booth or powder coating booth, here are four things you need to know about pre-coated white panels, compared to galvanized steel panels:


Posted on October 10, 2019

5 Things to Know About Adding Aluminum Repair to Your Body Shop Process

Compared to repairs on conventional steel-bodied vehicles, aluminum repair work requires specialized equipment and additional training for technicians. This presents the possibility of new challenges for the collision repair industry, with more aluminum-bodied vehicles expected to enter the market as automakers try to meet the government’s fuel economy targets.


Posted on September 26, 2019

Custom Paint Booths: What to Look for Beyond the Equipment Specs & Price

With a multitude of spray booth manufacturers around the globe, it can be easy to compare paint booth specifications and only look at the price of each paint booth. However, recognizing the full value of a custom paint booth means looking beyond the purchase price. 


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Posted on September 20, 2019

How to Save Energy in Your Paint Booth with a VFD

As the need to operate as efficiently as possible becomes heightened due to the continual rise in energy costs, the payback period on a VFD can be as little as 12 months, depending on the size of the system. Whether purchasing new equipment or adding a VFD to an existing paint booth, a VFD can produce substantial savings, in addition to keeping the airflow speed in your booth regulated and the pressure controlled.


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Posted on September 17, 2019

Converting Aircraft Paint Hangars: Retrofitting or Adding a Paint Booth Insert

Adding a paint booth insert to an aircraft hangar is often simpler and quicker than converting a hangar into an environment suitable for spraying. Aside from the time savings, it also yields better airflow, cleaner air and better lighting. The end result is an improved environment for the painter, making it easier to do a high-quality paint job.


Posted on September 03, 2019

5 Things to Know About VOCs in Your Paint Booth

Whether using solvent-based or waterborne paint, it is nearly impossible to avoid volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — carbon-based compounds containing flammable vapors. Here are five important things to know about VOCs.


Posted on August 30, 2019

Minimal Infrared Curing Integration for Maximum Results

Infrared curing technology is not just limited to curing paint; it can be incorporated into many stages of the shop process to significantly increase throughput. And with the availability of mobile systems, infrared curing technology can be easily incorporated into shop processes without having to change existing equipment.


Spraying in an Enclosed Finishing Paint Booth
Posted on August 21, 2019

Woodworking Paint Booths: Choosing Between Open Face & Enclosed Spray Booths

When choosing among woodworking paint booths, woodworkers have two primary options: an open face paint booth or an enclosed paint booth. The first option takes less floor space and is more cost-effective but lets in more contaminants, while the latter is larger and more expensive but produces a better quality finish. Often, the spray booth […]


Posted on July 31, 2019

7 Ways to Optimize Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth Lighting

There is a lot of area to illuminate in a heavy-duty truck paint booth, which is why your lighting should be engineered for optimal brightness and energy efficiency, in addition to meeting code requirements. After all, better lighting in your paint booth can go a long way toward achieving better paint finishes.


Posted on July 16, 2019

Seismic Construction Enables Paint Booths to Withstand Earthquakes

A paint booth in an earthquake-prone area should be designed and installed with components that make the booth meet code. This could include a higher gauge of material for the walls and roof, sturdier construction in the fastening of components and additional anchorage of the booth to the ground.


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