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small sandblaster

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bking, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. bking

    bking 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know where I can get a small sand blaster, not the size for hobbies like glass engraving, but a decent one for a bit of bodywork?
     
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    Harbor Freight usually offers sandblasting kits. the siphon feed kits are cheaper, the pressure feed types are a little more money but they work a lot better. www.harborfreight.com

    '95 Chevy Silverado 1500
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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 95 Silverado on 11/29/01 10:06 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  4. bking

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    Cool, thanks a lot.
     
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    if you have a decent size compressor jc whitney sells one for like 20$ that i picked up at a local store and its working ok for me i picked one up at a local store called northern looks like the same kit it ran me 20$ sand was 6$ for 100lbs
     
  6. bking

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    And what do you recommend as a decent size compressor? I'm fitting out my garage this winter and a compressor is first on my 'buy' list, what do you recommend? For inflating tires and spray painting, along with being able to sand blast.
     
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    you probably gonna wanna go with a 25 gallon or bigger tank with a minimum flow of around 5 scfm on up to do sand blasting and painting and dont scrimp on the hose i was running the el cheapo model for a while and ontice a major improvement when i bought a good high flow hose. that much of a compressor should get you through most things painting im not 100% sure about cuz ive never done it but ive heard you want a pretty beefy compressor for that. im doing sand blasting now my compressor is older than i am but is rated at 100 psi 23 gallon tank and flows 4.5 scfm its keeping up with the sand blasting but it runs contiuosly and i have to take breaks or i run it dry but under heavy use any portable compressor will it just takes longer unless you get one of those huge deals you find in repair shops
     
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    If you are going to sand blast and do body work you need at least a 60 gallon tank with a two stage compressor to do it right. Ingersoll-Rand is the compressor to get for longevity. A single stage would work but it will be at it's duty cycle most of the time, especially with a DA sander or a sand blaster.

    John

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    I have the siphon kit from Harbor Freight, make sure you use the right type of sand as it tends to clog quite a bit even with a moisture catch at both ends of your air hose!

    I started with nothing and I still have most of that left! - <a target="_blank" href=http://www.echobit.com:81/k5/> Pictures</a>
     

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