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Any of you old skool guys have or use a sandblaster?
Posted 05 April 2004 - 10:24 AM
diving into my 360 Sedan project and have tons of misc bits that are perfect, minus the surface rust.... they need to be blasted before I can use them...
(as do portions of the car itself!)
have any of you purchased your own sandblaster?
what works best?
blasting cabinet? even bench or tabletop cabinet?
i've just began to research and it's overwhelming when u know squat about it!! THANKS to anyone who can shed some light and input....
Posted 05 April 2004 - 10:45 AM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:01 AM
i'll probably buy a nice hood/gloves/mask and use a huge tin barrell or something...
just not sure if the attachment/hoses work
and all i all they end up costing about as much...
(hose attachment vs benchtop cabinet - 27"er)
but with a cabinet, i'm confined to the spacing within the cabinet...
what if i wanna blast something that doesnt fit within it
just not sure what to do... arrrggghhh!!
Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:09 AM
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 12:02 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 12:19 PM
if you can get or build the gun doo hicky i can get all the dry ice "rice" you want
nice thing is its safe for electronics and soft metals
and there is no mess to clean up it just evaporates after a while
Posted 05 April 2004 - 12:29 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 12:52 PM
Jamie, I think the one you’re looking at should be great for the occasional use you’re going to need. P.S. My daughter should be sending you some questions for her school project soon.
Soobme, along the lines of what northguy said, I’ve seen guys make cabinets from plywood with a glass top or even a large plastic storage tub, then all you need is the gloves, or just cut the holes close to arm size and you wont loose to much sand.
Posted 05 April 2004 - 12:53 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:02 PM
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:30 PM
P.S. Here's your 2 cents
Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:52 PM
Make sure you get hydrophobic media, or use a water seperator on your air line. Make the line as short as possible too.
Be very, very, very careful about silicosis if you use silica based media (regular sand), the silica can break apart and when you inhale it, it embeds in your lungs permanently. It is like abestosis in this regard, scary bad stuff. use a respirator.
I tried blasting some of my Sambar gas tanks and it exposed how ate up the tanks really are. i will probably have to send them to the gas tank renu people.
Posted 05 April 2004 - 03:36 PM
and do i use this silica sand stuff.... (sounds scary)
or the new aluminum oxide particles.???
compressor i have.. it's plenty large should work fine...
You think i need One of these Moisture Separators <--- as well?
any other suggestions?
i do not plan on using this on the body.
wheels, and heavier bits that need it for the most part...
Posted 05 April 2004 - 03:50 PM
Don't use the oiler function for obvious reasons. I have just a water/moisture seperator, cost me $25 from harbor freight, it is big.
some silicosis links:
Tractor supply has abrasive media cheap.
I have heard of people building their own blasting booths to capture the media. me, I just use sand and a dust mask and do it out on the farm so the sand blows everywhere.
Posted 05 April 2004 - 05:42 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:26 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:51 PM
Another thing you may want to look into doing is have the parts chemical dipped to clean the rust off.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:12 PM
and this makes my decision even harder... heh
we have a decent compressor...
i would use the cabinet for smaller items only...
i think that's the route i may go.
still have some research to do, but i think i am on my way
thank you everyone for your input.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:31 PM
Posted 07 April 2004 - 12:05 AM
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