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    Gold Member Casco1's Avatar
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    Default Sandblasting?

    I have a ton of rusted items I'd like to clean up and was wondering if I can sandblast on a small scale.

    What would I need?
    Is there affordable equipment?
    Who carries this stuff?

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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    Northern Tool, Harbor Freight, NAPA, Sears, Eastwood....... Google search for "sandblasting equipment" got 69K hits. MikeD74t

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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    There are also already 11 threads on TBN on this subject.

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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    Even sandblasting small items plan on a LARGE compressor. About 60gal. minimum and about 18-22 cfm. Sandblasters use a lot of air. Also you'll need a good air/water separator. When I priced out the equipment and then the sanding material it wasn't practical for me. I took my stuff to a local and had them blast it for me, cheaper.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    It can be done with two to three HP compressors but it will be slow.

    All types of guns and feed systems available at reasonable cost.
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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    I have a gas compressor 5hp 8gal tank with a cheapo sandblaster{15-20 $} that I bought at harbor freight, It worked fine.

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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    thanks for the replys

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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    I've used almost every size they make. From a hand held unit from JC whitney that looks like a paint gun up to equipment used to strip lead paint off of bridges. If you have enough items to justify the extra cost I like the pressurized units. If the parts are small then I would look into a blast cabinet. Blasting is dusty.
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    Default Re: Sandblasting?

    Electrolysis is your friend

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