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Light set up for spraying

by rwe2156
posted 09-23-2017 11:14 AM

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#1 posted 09-23-2017 11:36 AM

You need to have a hard incandescant bulb shining on your workpiece, it will reveal all of the flaws in your paint and help you get an even coat. Test first. Always test first.

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#2 posted 09-23-2017 12:10 PM

In addition to shop lights, I use the aluminum bell shaped clip on lights from the bbs. I have several and clip them where needed, including a few ” clip stands” made from 2×4. I also attached some cheap angle brackets (fromm bbs) from the ceiling the lights clip to. Put a small nut and bolt through the bracket so the clip doesnt slip off.

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#3 posted 09-23-2017 12:15 PM

I use one or two 500W halogen work lights on stands. You can see one in this image in the back of the temporary spray booth that I set up in my shop when I need to spray something. The key is to get raking light so you can see the surface imperfections clearly. I like to work off a lazy susan arrangement when possible so I can rotate the piece being sprayed. This allows me to always direct my overspray towards the exhaust fan as well as not have to move the light constantly to inspect the freshly sprayed surfaces. On a piece like the table base below, it’s a real time saver.

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