Automotive Paint Booth Equipment
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If you're adding car painting services to your shop, automotive paint booths are a great investment. They help you control the work environment to complete car paint jobs quickly.
But what automotive paint booth system is right for your shop? It depends.
You need to consider your shop's size, the estimated volume of car paint jobs, and the types of vehicles you'll cater to. You can also contact us to see which would be the best paint booth for your shop.
We carry a selection of automotive paint booth equipment. Including full downdraft booths, semi downdraft, side downdraft, and cross draft booths. Not to mention, we also carry paint mixing rooms and prep stations.
Automotive Paint Booth Equipment
We carry spray paint booth equipment from manufacturers such as RGI Paint Booths and Ideal Equipment.
These manufacturers are known for their finishing systems, mixing rooms, and prep stations. In the automotive, wood finishing, marine, and sign design & production industries.
The majority of the paint spray booths that we carry are ETL certified and are warranted by the manufacturers that we work with.
The following are the different types of spray booths we carry:
Downdraft Paint Booth
A downdraft paint booth is an enclosed booth that generates air from the top of the booth all the way to the bottom. It needs either a pit or a raised basement to work properly. This is by far the best type of booth you can have because it is the most efficient and it is the easiest to keep clean.
With this auto body paint booth, the air is exhausted underneath the vehicle. It pulls overspray, dust, and other contaminants downward and away from the workers — no matter where they stand inside the booth.
Again, you have the option to either construct a pit or avoid concrete work with a raised steel basement. Either way, we assist you with the installation of a new car paint booth for your auto body shop.
Side Draft Paint Booth
A side draft paint booth pushes the filtered air through the ceiling and exhausting the air through the side walls. The entire ceiling is filtered and usually the entire side wall is also filtered which helps with the exhaust.
The side draft configuration delivers an even airflow around the vehicle and draws contaminants away from the painter and the finish, leading to a safe, clean, and quality paint job. The draft pattern with this type of auto body paint booth is similar to that of a downdraft booth. But side draft has an advantage over some automotive paint booth systems and equipment: it doesn't require steel or concrete work before installation.
Semi DownDraft Paint Booth
The semi-downdraft paint booth operates much like the cross draft paint booth. It filters the air through the front of the paint booth and exhausted through the back of the paint booth. This creates a diagonal pattern from the front of the booth to the back of the booth.
Unlike cross draft booths, a semi-downdraft paint booth has an upper plenum that allows you to add a heated paint booth air makeup unit without the need to do major construction work. The heated air speeds up temperature-sensitive painting processes, getting cars out of the car paint booth faster. That's a huge advantage if you want a cost-effective paint booth for your auto body shop.
Crossdraft Paint Booth
The cross draft is the most popular paint booth in the automotive field due to its low cost. It filters the air through the front of the booth and exhausts the air at the back. Creating a steady patter on airflow all the way through from the front to the back of the booth.
Besides the price tag, the simple design of a cross draft booth makes it an attractive option for auto shops. For one, its simple design makes this car paint booth easy to operate. Moreover, performing routine maintenance or minor repairs would be much easier on this booth than in the automotive paint booths with complex designs.
If you're opening a shop or you don't have high-volume paint jobs yet, it's best to buy and start with this auto paint booth. You can upgrade as your business grows.
If you have questions about the type of paint booths, JMC Equipment has a team of specialists that are ready to help. Call us up at 800-562-4791. Looking forward to hearing from you!!!
We perform paint booth installations all over the United States.