If you are planning to run an auto body repairs shop and paint cars, you will find that the automotive paint booths you should be looking at to buy must meet certain conditions in order to provide a perfect finish each time you paint a car. There are three very critical factors that must be met in order to achieve the perfect paint job each time you roll a car into the booth. The most important thing you need for a good finish is high quality air with plenty of flow, a superior filtration system and a temperature control system to keep the air at the ideal temperature for both spraying and drying.
In order to understand the importance of choosing the right automotive paint booths, you first need to understand how the paint spray system works. To start with you mix the paint with a solvent that makes is thin enough be sprayed onto the car's surface. In order for the paint to dry these solvents are going to have to evaporate.
In order for this to occur your paint booth will need a steady flow of air that is strong enough to remove the overspray paint without actually disrupting the flow of paint onto the surface of the car.
While you are going to need a flow of air that will remove the overspray and fumes while you are painting the car, any of automotive paint booths you look at need to have provisions for you to turn up the airflow to speed up the drying process. At the same time you must be able to control the temperature of the air, if it is too cold the paint will go on heavy and will not dry properly, if it is too hot the paint will start to dry before it actually reaches the surface of the car and leave a dull dry finish that you will not be able to polish to a shine.
Most of the older models of automotive paint booths used a cross flow air system that made use of fans at both ends of the booth. This created a steady flow of air across the body of the car and pulled the fumes out of the booth through filters at the outlet end. The problem with these booths was that as the air moved across the car it slowed down and any dirt or dust particles in it would end up dropping into the fresh wet paint. Any leaks in the door seals would allow even more dirt to end up in the paint and could ruin what was otherwise a beautiful finish.
If you want truly modern down draft air flow automotive paint booths that will provide you with the ability to provide your customers with perfect finishes every time you paint their cars, you need to let SK Bowling build one just for you. They offer world class paint booths for a variety of applications and are proud to say that their products are made in the USA.