The Drying Game

BMW April 2022

If you own an auto body shop, chances are you have come in contact with and know quite a bit about the trusty old spray booth. The spray booth is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your shop, and it is also one of the largest investments for your business. That is why it is important to understand the different aspects of the spray booth: how it will affect your business, what kind of jobs you will be able to handle, and how much you will be able to do with it. There are different kinds of spray booths available, and the one you choose will depend on what type of work you will do most, and the quantity of work you plan on doing in the booth. There is no one size fits all solutions when it comes to auto shops, so understanding what kind of spray booth will be better for your business before investing is crucial.

Drive-through, longer-length spar booths are quite popular among many auto body shops because, if combined with a downdraught-type airflow, these can accommodate more than once vehicle at a time, meaning that you can fit more work into one and therefore make more money. Skate and rail systems allow you to prep vehicles for spray jobs before entering the spray booth, which also streamlines your work, which is a very important part of running a successful auto body shop. You need to maximise the use of the spray booth, and therefore planning and streamlining work is important.

The spray booth will affect the rest of the work in your shop, so it is important to keep this in consideration when purchasing one so that you maximise your investment. You also need to consider other factors that can influence your business. There are so many spray booth options available as manufacturers continually improve their offering. In addition, manufacturers and suppliers of other products are also aware that their products affect your turnaround time and quality of a job, and are therefore working at improving their offering. Paint manufacturers are evolving their products to make the entire process easier and quicker. And spray booth manufacturers continually put emphasis on having your spray booth serviced and properly looked after so that you can get the full benefits thereof.

Ultimately, which spray booth you choose is up to you. But you need to consider all factors that affect your business and investment,