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Old 03-15-2020, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife has this fancy blast cabinet for etching designs on glass. It's kind of like a normal cabinet with the gloves in the front, but it has rollers in the back and slots to allow the glass (or windows) to pass through. The slots have brushes to keep most of the sand from getting out.

She bought this a long time ago and hasn't used it much. Now the gloves are all cracked up. My son borrowed the sand pot and it never came back. It's been taking up space in my shop for several years now.

I've never sand blasted anything, but I would like to. The good news is a Harbor Freight just opened up in my town. I believe they sell the gloves that go on the cabinets and they have several differnt pots.

I need some schooling on blasting. What size pot should I buy? I'm not planning on blasting for more than a few minutes at a time. (Just small parts) Anything to know about the tips? I have a shitty compressor, so I think I'll be upgrading that.

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All I have to add is, don't buy anything rubber from harbor freight. It just doesn't last.
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All I have to add is, don't buy anything rubber from harbor freight. It just doesn't last.
My 1 year old daughter is testament to that... those HF condoms just weren't up to the task!
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Buy gloves from tip tools. They have a great selection of blaster parts.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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TP tools has a bunch of blasting parts. I'm using their smallest trigger gun and their light inside my cabinet.

This is my old thread when I was setting up my cabinet

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/shop...l-its-got.html

It's works pretty well with a 30 gallon 9 CFM compressor. I can blast continuously with zero problems with soda at 45 psi, sand at 90psi can still go continuously but the compressor runs a lot. I've been very happy with the setup, done some odd jobs for people as well as some LS exhaust manifolds and an oil pan. Super handy to have around
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