New or Used Paint Booth – Energy Efficiency

When considering to buy either a new or used paint booth, analyzing energy efficiency is key. Many old or used paint booths may not have all the features available today and can cost the shop over 50% more to run day in and day out.When analyzing either a new or used paint booth for energy…

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New or Used Paint Booth – Condition

When considering buying a paint booth, the question may soon arise; Do I purchase a new or used paint booth? While there is no clear-cut answer since so many things can come into this equation, we’ll try to highlight the most important things to consider when pondering the question of new vs. used paint booths. The first point…

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Types of Paint Booth Fans

Types of Paint Booth Fans – Many other types of fans exist and may be found in the industrial world, but in regards to the automotive refinish market, there are four main types that you will see. 1. Tube-axial fan (Shown on Left) Most industrial paint booths, truck paint booths, and entry level automotive paint booths…

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Energy Saving Paint Booths – VFD’s

VFD’s (Variable Frequency Drives are a great way to save energy on paint booths and prep stations. Depending on your type of paint booth or finishing station, you may only have one motor that can be fit with a VFD or if you have a heated paint booth or spray area, two VFD’s is possible which can lend itself to some other…

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Energy Saving Paint Booths – Direct Fired Heat

There are a few key technologies available today that can increase your paint booth or prep-station’s energy efficiency. The first one we will cover is your heating system. When it comes to the way your heat is produced, a direct fired heating system is the way to go. Instead of heating the air through a…

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Drying Waterborne Paint

When it comes to going waterborne, a lot of folks want to know what paint booth to buy or what waterborne drying system to add to their existing paint booth. For drying waterborne paint, all that is needed is increased airflow, either from a high-performance spray booth or a waterborne add-on system that will move air…

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Space Saving Spray Booths

Square footage is a facility’s most expensive resource. When installing a new spray booth or finishing station, new space-saving options are available. Such options include installing makeup air units outside an adjacent wall or buying a paint booth or prep-station with the air mechanicals built into or on top of the main structure. When installing a new…

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Cut Drying Times with the Accudraft Xcelerator

Watching paint dry is no fun.  Time spent waiting for a coat of paint to dry is time that isn’t being used efficiently elsewhere, slowing down productivity and ultimately costing money. Body shops that want to maximize their time know that adding technology to speed the drying and curing process can be a big help. No…

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The Importance of Prep Stations

When it comes to vehicle body painting, many shops focus all of their attention on the spray booths and neglect the other, critical parts of the overall set-up. While the act of applying coats of paint to a car, truck or other vehicle is important, so is the other work that takes place before a single…

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Waterborne/Solvent Dual Paint System

Making the transition from solvent to waterborne drying systems and paint booths doesn’t have to be complex and costly. Many facilities are making the switch from solvent paints to waterborne paints. Some are doing this because of regulations in their area requiring low VOC base paints. Other facility operators are making the switch because of the…

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