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Heads up: Badger Paint Booth
« on: August 15, 2007, 06:48:16 PM »
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...is on sale for $199 at MicroMark; normally it's $300.

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Re: Heads up: Badger Paint Booth
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 10:32:44 PM »
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The Badger looks like a really nice unit.  My wife got me the Paasche for Christmas a couple of years ago.  It's pretty decent, but I do like the design of the Badger.  My new train room (still several months away) will have a permanant, dedicated spot for the spray booth with venting to the outside.

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Re: Heads up: Badger Paint Booth
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 09:35:59 AM »
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My Badger paint booth came in last night.  It takes a few minutes to build with about a dozen screws.  My first thought was that the steel seemed a little on the thin side, but once assembled it was rigid.  There was a small dent in one of the pieces as a result of a bump to the carton during transit - eh, I can live with it ;)

The motor/fan assembly seems very robust, and it almost sucked my cat in during a test run.  I will add a light, even though the booth is very open.  I wish it was painted white or silver, too, to allow for more reflection onto the model. 

Again, it's $199 through the big sale at MicroMark.

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Re: Heads up: Badger Paint Booth
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 03:31:52 PM »
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If you can't catch the sale at MM, that's about the same as the regular price at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Badger-Portable-Hobby-Spray-Booth/dp/B000K20KKS
They also have the Paasche
http://www.amazon.com/Paasche-Hobby-Spray-Paint-Booth/dp/B0001I2AZ4

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Re: Heads up: Badger Paint Booth
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 10:01:19 AM »
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I have the Paasche HSSB but found its draft to be rather lacking.  I replaced the blower with an 850 CFM Dayton, now it can nearly suck out a lit candle.  Only problem is, it still has a rather annoying rattle/resonance that I haven't been able to eliminate yet.

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