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    Senior Member Paul's Avatar
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    Default Painting Tail Feathers

    I like Dan's idea for racking the horizontal stabs. Here's another option which I used for all tail feathers. They have just enough weight that they remain fairly still even with the air pressure of your gun. And you have a clear shot at all edges and surfaces.

    All I did was attach a couple 2 x 4's at ceiling height to the uprights of my paint booth and that gave me plenty of room to hang these and other parts. Wife thought my paint booth looked like a meat locker.

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    I like it Paul. The goal is to be able to shoot all the surfaces in one session in the booth. Looks like you've got a good filter and ventilation system too. Nice all around.
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    Default Re: Painting Tail Feathers

    thanks for all the great ideas
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    Default Re: Painting Tail Feathers

    Purchased two 1/4-in dia x 3-ft long coarse steel threaded rods and a few 1/4" nuts to secure the tail feathers on the threaded rods if necessary. Each rod was cut to 8" lengths and bent 90*. They were spaced for the various fittings then screwed into 2X4s. These 2X4s were hung from the ceiling of the paint booth. There was a little swing under the paint gun pressure, but worked great.


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    Default Re: Painting Tail Feathers

    Quote Originally Posted by jmorrical View Post
    Purchased two 1/4-in dia x 3-ft long coarse steel threaded rods and a few 1/4" nuts to secure the tail feathers on the threaded rods if necessary. Each rod was cut to 8" lengths and bent 90*. They were spaced for the various fittings then screwed into 2X4s. These 2X4s were hung from the ceiling of the paint booth. There was a little swing under the paint gun pressure, but worked great.
    Excellent work, I think you have organized the painting very thoughtfully!!

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