SKAT BLAST 960 cabinet / AND I.R. air comp like new / mods have STARTED

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  1. sweetk30

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    so i was surfing the internet today and who said c-list is dead . . . .

    SCORED this super clean light used skat blast 960 cabinet box and filter unit still on the original shipping pallet . almost $1300.00 new these days i got it for $700.00 and a huge box of extra consumable parts .

    going back to pick it up in the afternoon monday . :saweet::woot:flagwaver

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    Nice find!
     
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    so i went to pick up the box today and i just couldn't let his long time buddy be split up . so i made a deal on the unit I.R. 2420N5 compressor . she is so clean its not funny . all original paper work / sales info / packing tags / sale promo slip all included in the deal . this one will replace my older unit thats 9.0 cfm @ 175 psi and the new unit is 16.8 cfm @ 175 psi . the bigger one i already have is 19 cfm now and can go to 36 cfm with a bigger motor .

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    closer than when new and 1st half f there life . just need power plug and some black iron and a flex hose and there ready for action . :saweet::saweet::woot::woot::pimp::pimp:

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    hooked up tonight and did a test blast . :waytogo:

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    so she works like a champ . glad i finally paid up for my own box . cleaned up a aluminum intake manifold for a friend and glass beaded the runners all out and he was super happy with the results .

    already got mods in mind . . .

    foot pedal is hard fitting hosed in and no real swivel or flex . so i got some more flexzilla fittings coming to make it male/female coupling and flex a bit as i was all out of my stock already .
    next is a got a 4ft and 6ft flexzilla whip line to go from the foot pedal to the box face . i will swap the rubber grommet to a bulk head fitting . then a flexzilla on the gun hose to be more free in your hand and not fight the hose and gun . i will figure out the suction hose also if its to stiff .

    the next upgrade was the single 55watt flood light . did some looking and the top one to keep popping up was direct from skat blast and i wasnt searching there name . 33" wide single tube LED 2x mag mount direct plug in unit for 59.00 plus s/h best price i found at over half a dozen places all the same price point .

    cant wait to get the upgrades done and try her out again . ! ! !

    also noticed the I.R. compressor is real nice but not as quiet as my all rubber mounted unit i built . so at some point this one will get the rubber mounting mods .
     
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    added a vintage old SW air pressure gauge i had laying around and a used single pod holder unit . when the reulator shows up i will be adding this to the gauge port on the regulator fo i can watch the pressure if i think i have a problem .

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    i really like Scat Magic for abrasive....
     
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    Nice score, we have used one of those cabinets in the shop for over 25 years and it is still going, it should last you a lifetime. You may want to upgrade the vacuum system someday if opportunity and budget allow, that one is LOUD, but then you probably wont hear it over the compressor next to it :D
     
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    just fixed the loud compressor tonight ..

    added in a 2nd regulator for the blast cabinet off the main line . this lets me use #1 or #2 comp and feed the box . turned up the regulator on #2 to match the rest of the system and not blead off anymore .

    also got the guage plumbed in and its nice to look up and watch as it works to know if you have any problems . just saw another older blast box with one FACTORY installed . so i guess i am not the only one who likes to know whats going on .

    also got a 1/4" pipe thread bulk head fitting and replaced the rubber grommet for compressed air to the gun from the outside . also added the 4ft flexzilla whip line to the gun and back to the bulk head fitting . its now a lot softer and less fight to run the blast gun . next up will be the suction hose for the media .

    still waiting on the flexzilla quick connect ends and 6ft whip hose for the rest of the box redo . . . and the 33" led work light .

    and @Greg Ducato this I.R. comp will get the all rubber upgrade like the last 2 i build from spare parts . then there quiet . :woot::sign11:
     
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