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mereness

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Sand Blast
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:47:46 PM »
As I am tearing down my 79 TATA, I am realizing that there is going to be a lot of small metal parts that will need to be cleaned up.  I am debating on whether I should buy some sort of sand/media blaster to do the small parts myself.  Does anyone have suggestions on brands and types of blasters to buy??
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TonysTA

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Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 06:52:07 PM »
You will need a decent air compressor (I have a 5HP, 60 Gallon Quincy) , assuming you have that check this guy out:  http://www.barrelblaster.com/  I bought his barrel blaster and portable pot blaster, been very happy with both. Customer service is top notch and its made in America which is a nice plus. If you don't have a compressor, you can try a combination of a wire wheel + soaking the parts in coke. I did this previously before I had my compressor and it worked out OK.

silvert/a

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Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 08:23:39 PM »
That is a decent looking blaster at a price that makes it affordable.
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FormTA

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Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 07:34:44 AM »
I have this one or one close. I bought it 18 years ago. Has done a great job for me. I added a light to mine...

https://m.harborfreight.com/benchtop-blast-cabinet-62454.html
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Dandy77

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Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »
I have a 5hp 60 gal compressor with a sand blasting cabinet. I throw everything in it from metal to plastic even wire harnesses. Best thing I ever bought. You have to adjust the pressure obviously. Water and dirt filter is a must.

Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »

roadking77

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Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 07:46:27 AM »
I bought a pressure tank blaster from eastwood and could never get it to act right. I finally traded it away and bought a small siphon gun from tractor supply for $20. and it worked great. Not ideal for big jobs but it worked. I also bought a small blast cabinet from tractor supply. It worked good but you need to make sure to use the screen protectors with it. If you need anything powder coated there is a guy in Dallastown area right off of 222 that does a great job. His prices are good and pretty quick turnaround time. I have been using him for years now. I can give you his info if you want it.
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mereness

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Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 09:02:05 AM »
Thanks again for all of the information.  Roadking77, yes please send me that information for the future.

I am still debating on whether to get the whole car blasted or only concentrate on the small areas and just remove the remaining paint by hand.  I got one estimate for the full car to be blasted for $900.
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Re: Sand Blast
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 09:02:05 AM »
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