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Old 06-06-2019, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever use a small sandblaster gun like this?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...6G5KMA1U&psc=1

Do these things actually work for small projects?
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do these things actually work for small projects?
I've got an old siphon gun for sandblasting. It makes a god awful mess and you have to fill it pretty often. I'm sure a little site prep like a homemade cabinet would go a long ways
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it works pretty good for small stuff
if you trying to sandblast yo frame its going to take forever

its messy and hogs lot of air
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Messy is probably OK because I park on a gravel dirt lot.

Smaller stuff, like wheels. Air not an issue, have an old Quincy 325 that should keep up. Thanks, I guess I'll put this on my list!

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I used one to blast four wheels. Went through two whole bags of red garnet media IIRC. Felt very unproductive, but it did work.

I feel like that kind of thing is for model making size projects, not truck size projects.
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I would just get a venturi tube feed style and stick the tube in a bag/bucket of sand. Plus unless you are spot derusting big stuff that can move a blast cabinet is much easier. You don't get dirty/silicosis, everything around isn't covered in grit, the same bag of media last for months, the stuff stays dry.

Those seem suited for very specific tasks. Eg I need to derust/paint data plates for machinery in the field

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I've got the Harbor Freight version.

Works well enough, but isn't mean for large stuff.

I use it mainly to get areas a wire wheel, flap disc, etc, cant get.

It does use a bit of air, and is a little wasteful on media.

But at $7 for a 50lb. bag of media from Tractor Supply...I'm not worried
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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In every instance I’ve ever used a sand blaster, I’d say there’s not a chance in hell I’d try to do a wheel with that. You’ll be reloading every six seconds, lol.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Noted..

How about these?



I have a 3000 psi 5gpm pressure washer. Is flash rust an issue?
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what are you trying to blast?
i had eastwood blast-in-a-bucket, those little blasters on a home compressor work fine for little things or trying to get in crevices that the sander won't. it will strip paint but not well or fast. i wouldn't even attempt a wheel
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I have a 3000 psi 5gpm pressure washer. Is flash rust an issue?
i have one hooked to a 4000psi 5gpm, and its great. i hang a hopper with media gravity fed. the venturi vacuum other wise is inconsistant. no flash rust when force dried
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what are you trying to blast?
i had eastwood blast-in-a-bucket, those little blasters on a home compressor work fine for little things or trying to get in crevices that the sander won't. it will strip paint but not well or fast. i wouldn't even attempt a wheel
trying to blast random stuff.. semi truck wheels, lift gate, first things on the list..
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i have one hooked to a 4000psi 5gpm, and its great. i hang a hopper with media gravity fed. the venturi vacuum other wise is inconsistant. no flash rust when force dried
What do you use for media? I just ordered one of those.
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it works pretty good for small stuff
if you trying to sandblast yo frame its going to take forever

its messy and hogs lot of air
this

ive had the HF version for 6-7yrs and have used it maybe 3 times
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i have one hooked to a 4000psi 5gpm, and its great. i hang a hopper with media gravity fed. the venturi vacuum other wise is inconsistant. no flash rust when force dried
That's a good idea. Did you rig up a stand to hang the (heavy) media from or just hang it from whatever's close to what you're blasting?
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