Garmat Tier 1 – West Palm Beach, Florida


Here we installed a 5 fan waterborne drying system for One Perfect Touch in West Palm Beach, Florida. The install went great and the owner was very happy. After the install we enjoyed ourselves to a relaxing time on the beach.

Accudraft Double Prep Station

We recently did an Accudraft Prep Station for a customer in Maryland. This was a good example of the flexibility of our system. With other drying systems, if you want to do a double prep station. You would have two choices. One being splitting the system up over the two bays or buying two drying systems.

This can be a costly decision on both accounts. The first one being under performance. If one system is trying to do the work of two waterborne drying systems, over the space of two bays. Performance will drop because the spacing will result in the fan or blowers not being close to the painted surface. This will reduce the amount of air flow across the waterborne paint.

On the other hand, if you have to buy two systems for a prep station, where is the cost savings?

Our CrossAir Drying System allows us to customize the installation for the booth and the customer. No two booths are the same when it comes to airflow and efficiency. Neither are prep stations. When it comes to Double Prep Stations and larger paint booths, all it takes is upgrading the control panel to fit. We can have any numerous amounts of fans. Want a truck booth fitted with a waterborne drying system? We can do multiple levels of fans to cover the lower and higher portions of the booth. It will be very interesting the day we do a truck booth, we look forward to it!

Kelly Chevrolet

This is a straight and thorough job we did here. 5 Fan system with ceiling filters and mechanical service on the heater. The paint company painted and cleaned up the booth. Customer could not be happier.

Sheridan VoTech

This was a very good project for us because it is for a Vocational school. These are the painters of the future. What better way to get our waterborne drying system used. These are the people that will start out in a paying job using water, might as well be using the best drying system out there.

There were some challenges on this installation as with other installs we have done. The box that covers the hips is braced and formed with steel framing. This prevents a problem with the motor mounting. We had to be creative and it turned out flawless.

The other challenge was a slope in the concrete that was too much for our grinding machine. So we had to resort to old fashion scrapers. My back still hurts. Its worth it though, that booth looks like a surgical team could do a brain transplant in there.

ACS – 5 Fan System installed in a Garmat 9700

Hip Mounted with Recessed Center Ceiling

This was our first time installing our waterborne drying fan system on a 9700. It presented some difficult challenges on the placement and installation. The end result was a system that worked very well. This will be the way we install the side fans on the Garmat 9700.

The first challenge that we were facing was the angle of the walls. The 9700 is different from almost everyother booth out today. The walls come up about 3Ft then pitch towards the center plenum. This was a design thought to help with airflow and lighting. They stopped making the walls this way in favor of straight walls of 8Ft then the pitch.

The angles of the drying fans makes a big difference in the placement. The  placement results in determining the normal speed of the fans. The closer the fans are to the painted surface the slower they have to spin. With the Garmat 9700 we were able to place the fans lower, resulting in better performance. The drawback to placing the drying fans low, the vertically gifted. Tall people if not careful will hit their heads on the guards. It just takes some getting used to.

The second issue that was presented was the swing down ceiling filters. Our recessed box was made to fit full drop downs. With some modifications we got it to fit and all were happy.

I really enjoyed installing this waterborne drying fan system and look forward to another Garmat 9700.

More pictures below…