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Aerospace Parts Booths from Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) are high-quality, cost-effective solutions for painting, gluing, sanding and prepping parts removed from aircraft and support equipment within the aerospace and defense industries. 


Fans & Motors

High-powered fans and motors supply optimal airflow through the booth, creating a cleaner environment. GFS designs and supplies each fan based on two- or three-stage exhaust filter requirements. 

Booth Doors

Aerospace Parts Booth doors are designed with durability and flexibility in mind. Doors from GFS are supplied based on customer need, with many options including swing, roll-up, bi-fold or sliding.

Safety Features

To ensure the safety of painters and equipment, a manometer and air solenoid valve are included with all Aerospace Parts Booths to maintain an optimal working environment inside the booth. Limit switches come standard on pressurized booths to safely shut down spray guns when the booth doors are open.


Selecting a Booth Size

Use the following guidelines to help you determine the appropriate size booth for your needs:
  • Interior Width: Add 5 ft. to the width of the largest item that will be put in the booth (include fixture or pallet size)
  • Interior Height: Add 2 ft. to the height of the largest item that will be put in the booth (include fixture or pallet size)
  • Interior Depth: Add 5 ft. to the depth of the largest item that will be placed in the booth.

Additional Sizing Considerations

Global Finishing Solutions’ Sales and Design departments ensure that the booth and shop are configured to best accommodate the customer’s painting and finishing needs. The following items must be considered when determining booth size, location and configuration:
  • Square Footage: Ceiling heights and floor space must be sufficient to accommodate the booth’s exterior dimensions as well as the dimensions of other product offerings, such as Paint Mix Rooms, Dust Collection or Hazardous Material Storage Buildings.
  • Shop Height: GFS recommends that you allow 3 ft. between the top of the booth and the shop ceiling to allow space for maintenance, installation and an exhaust fan, if they are positioned at the top of the booth.
  • Maneuvering Equipment: Depending on the floor layout and sizes of the products being painted or finished, it may be difficult to move product into and out of the booth. Make sure there is sufficient space to move around corners and approach the product doors straight on.
  • Bridge Chambers with Solid Doors: The booth opening dimensions are decreased by 2 ft. in height and 4 ft. in width on a booth with a bridge chamber. Take this into account when determining booth and door size.
  • Door Swing Range: Allow for sufficient space for filtered or solid swing doors to open fully to allow product entrance. If space at the front or rear of the booth is limited for product entry and/or exit, bi-fold, tri-fold, sliding and roll-up doors are available.
  • Conveyor: Width must be sufficient to allow finishers to complete their operation within the allotted time. Spraying should not be completed less than 2 ft. from the conveyor opening.



The simplest, most cost-effective configuration, air flows horizontally through a crossdraft booth, parallel to the floor and over the product. Crossdraft airflow starts at the front of the booth, with air entering the booth through either filtered products doors (non-pressurized booths) or an intake chamber (pressurized booths). Air exits the booth through an exhaust plenum located at the rear of the booth.

Side Downdraft

Side downdraft booths are an economical solution for shops that aren’t able to install a pit. Air comes into the booth through a full-length, filtered ceiling plenum, and flows downward over the product. When air reaches the floor, it is pulled into floor-level filtered exhaust plenums on both sides of the booth.


The semi-downdraft booth is a hybrid combining features of both crossdraft and downdraft booths. Air is introduced to the booth through the ceiling in the first 25-30 percent of the booth. Then it’s pulled across the working chamber, over the vehicle and into the filtered exhaust chamber at the booth rear.


Generally accepted as the best airflow style, downdraft booths do an excellent job controlling overspray and contamination. Air enters the booth through a fulllength, filtered ceiling plenum. From there, air flows vertically over the product and into the filtered exhaust pit in the floor.


Aerospace Parts Booths come standard with four-tube, T8, 48 in. inside-access fluorescent light fixtures with twist-style replacement. They are strategically placed and provide excellent brightness for spraying and color matching.

Lighting Options

One of GFS’ greatest strengths is our ability to provide our customers with highly specialized products. The following options can be added to Aerospace Parts Booths:

  • Six-tube fluorescent light figures, with T8 ballasts
  • Four- and six-tube T5 fixtures and lamps provide higher lumen output
  • Four- or six-tube LED fixtures
  • Light reflectors can be added behind fluorescent bulbs for increased luminosity


GFS doors and windows are designed with durability and flexibility in mind. Each Aerospace Parts Booth includes a swing-type product door (either filtered or solid, depending on airflow and pressurization) and one personnel door. Depending on the layout of your booth and paint line, optional doors and configurations – such as roll-up, bi-fold or sliding – may be right for you.

Observation windows come standard in all personnel doors, but can also be added to booth walls and certain product doors to monitor robotics, painters or booth modes.

One of GFS’ greatest strengths is our ability to provide our customers with highly specialized products. The following pre-engineered options can be added to Aerospace Parts Booths:

  • Bi-folding door
  • Roll-up product door
  • Two-panel swing doors
  • Rear-access doors
  • Sliding doors
  • Additional personnel doors


Control Panels

All GFS control panels are UL-listed and make it easy to manage your booth’s safety features and environment. The control panel for an Aerospace Parts Booth can be customized to suit specific requirements, including programming alarms, supporting spray, flash and cure modes and completing automatic safety checks.


GFS guarantees that our products meet or exceed all of the applicable codes related to the equipment. Our engineers regularly follow and contribute to the advancement of codes and standards that affect the industries that we work in. One of our engineers currently serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Finishing Processes, a key standard in the finishing industry.


Let us know your product requirements, and we will put you in touch with a distributor in your area.

Disclaimer: Product configurations are subject to change without notice

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