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Sandblasters

#1 Post by hugger73hatch » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:04 pm

I am researching sandblasters now. Anybody have any suggestions. Looking for something that won't break the bank and will do a good job. Will not be used but on occasion.
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Re: Sandblasters

#2 Post by ERV JR » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:30 am

get one with a pressurized tank, they are a bit more of a pain to load with sand but work alot better than a suction type with open container. Harbor freight has a good one ,I know I sandbalsted the underside, firewall, all suspsnsion parts inner fenders core support and tons of other crap for my nova. I sandblasted a trailer and a ton of other stuff with it. Its messy. I usually reuse the sand, just brush it up with a broom into a bucket, and filter with a mesh strainer to make sure there isnt big junk in the sand that will clog the machine. It can be reused for awhile and you can feel when it is worn out, then pop open another bag

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Re: Sandblasters

#3 Post by bracketracer » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:56 am

find a supply house that sells "Black Beautys" ......for what you want to do :mrgreen:

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#4 Post by apacheracing » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:26 pm

Check this link, I bought one of these 6 years ago. Its not top of the line but its OK. If you are doing a whole car or frame, you might want to look for something bigger, for small stuff it will work. I did the inside and outside of my 58 Suburban with mine, it took awhile. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=34202

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Re: Sandblasters

#5 Post by ERV JR » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:39 am

apacheracing wrote:Check this link, I bought one of these 6 years ago. Its not top of the line but its OK. If you are doing a whole car or frame, you might want to look for something bigger, for small stuff it will work. I did the inside and outside of my 58 Suburban with mine, it took awhile. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=34202
same one I have, works well

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Re: Sandblasters

#6 Post by Hitchcock » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:01 pm

I sand blasted a whole car at Apacheracer's house with that blaster in a half a day. It would have been faster but I took it easy on his compressor since it was running a lot! With the unit he has now it would have been much faster. For small projects and even the occasional car that blaster is great. Not so big it's in the way and runs good on the compressors most of us have around the shop.
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Re: Sandblasters

#7 Post by John_Heard » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:12 am

I picked up one of these sandblasters Monday at Harbor Freight. ERV JR where did you find a mesh strainer to filter the sand?

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Re: Sandblasters

#8 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:04 am

I used one that a friend that bought at Harbor Freight.

Did a nice job.

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Re: Sandblasters

#9 Post by ERV JR » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:40 pm

John_Heard wrote:I picked up one of these sandblasters Monday at Harbor Freight. ERV JR where did you find a mesh strainer to filter the sand?
In the kitchen, lol. Sorry i took so long to get back to you

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Re: Sandblasters

#10 Post by Injected65 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:26 am

Has anyone shot soda with theirs? I've been trying to do some research on the best way to strip my 65 Mustang. The ability to strip it without having to remove or risk damage to trim/chrome/glass looks promising.

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Re: Sandblasters

#11 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:34 am

I've got some walnut shells that I'm going to try for stripping paint off headlight bezels and the grill. Haven't tried it yet, I have to devise some way to capture the media. Wish I had room for a sandblast cabinet!

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Re: Sandblasters

#12 Post by HPDRIFTER » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:08 am

My experience with home sand blasters tells me that it's very improtant to find FINE sand!
What we call "blow sand" here in the dust bowl. You know, the stuff that blows thru the
pits at the track in Wichita.
Any sand blaster is going to give your compressor a workout.

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