Author Topic: Will I blow myself up?  (Read 866 times)

Offline alternativeroute

Will I blow myself up?
« on: November 27, 2011, 10:17:13 PM »
I have an old turntable in the cupboard that is beyond redemption in terms of fixing up but could make a great little turning table for spray-painting small things evenly...

The one concern I have, and the reason I have not tried it, is because I imagine tiny electric motor sparks and atomised paint/thinners mix being the perfect opportunity for explosive combustion....

Anyone have any thoughts? Not sure what motor the turntable has. The table is a direct drive...


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Re: Will I blow myself up?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 10:22:41 PM »
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This is the best thing i've read all day. I was thinking of using a bad deck as a record cleaner. It spins and I apply cleaner.

The motor it fairly well isolated from the actual platter so should be fine. Make sure the bottom isn't open.
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Re: Will I blow myself up?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 06:33:43 AM »
If it'd a inductor motor you are safe, no sparks to sett it off, plus the chances of the spray mix being at the right ratio so be flamable is unlikely

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Re: Will I blow myself up?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 06:39:16 AM »
If it'd a inductor motor you are safe, no sparks to sett it off, plus the chances of the spray mix being at the right ratio so be flamable is unlikely

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Re: Will I blow myself up?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 09:47:31 AM »
I use a small 4-step aluminium ladder to hang things on for painting.  I've also got a vise bolted to it for grinding, cutting or filing things with power tools. It's very handy as I can carry it outside my workshop to avoid messing things up with swarf or overspray.

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Re: Will I blow myself up?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 10:01:25 AM »
You could also buy a cheap disco ball and use it as a suspended painting mount.
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