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    Posted: 31-August-2015 at 2:56PM
I've been looking at buying for my project. Ive seen stand alones, cabinet models, etc. It seems to me the best use for these is small stuff, since if I do body parts, Ill just be wasting the media. Any thoughts?
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I bought a cheap 40 pounder and have used it to do the frame and entire underside of the car. I still have and use the hell out of it. First thing to do is ditch any brass fittings for steel.
More important is your air compressor. I used an old Emglo (1977) 80 gallon tank with a 5 hp 220V compressor.  
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i too have a small 40#? craftsman from sears works great! but is a little slow for big jobs like the entire frame, it will blast it fine , just takes longer.
cabinets are great but unless they are large, you can only fit smaller parts in them (brackets and maybe a wheel) they do make bigger cabinets=bigger priceConfused
then you have the pressure pot type they are good for frames, but can be a little harsh and powerful for sheetmetal like fenders (can warp the thin metal!!!)
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http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-50lb-pressure-abrasive-blaster.html


so these are the types to choose from? pressure or syphon?

Edit: Also looks like a gravity feed blaster as well. So which is best for stripping paint?


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here's the one i have: (think i paid $39 or $49 for it about 20 years ago)
 http://www.sears.com/craftsman-50-lb-sandblaster-kit-with-1-4-in/p-00916706000P
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How is maintenance on this? Hose get abraded quickly? Replacement nozzles?
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i bought a 100 pound sandblaster similar to the eastwood one.  

chuck is right, the air compressor is important.  i used a 40 gallon married up to a 5 gallon air compressor.  still was slow, just have to take your time.

the hose on mine eventually wore through.  i had oreillys cut me a power steering hose about 6 foot.  works great.  the ceramic nozzles are replaceable and cheap.  the valves are easily replaceable, you can buy them at lowes or home depot.  

i did all my sandblasting on stacy lynn with this sandblaster.  the frame, suspension parts, under the body, etc.  (dont sandblast body parts with sand) i think i paid around $100-120 but that was 5 or 6 years ago.
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what do you use for body parts? glass/soda?
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I've used iron oxide but that's dangerous especially if you've never done it. The most important thing is distance and movement because warping sheet metal is easy.

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ive been reading on it. Just enough air pressure to do the job, different media have different % of inbed.  Don't stay on one spot too long, friction will raise temp, warp metal

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With larger parts local metal shop help me with professional sand blasting tools. With smaller parts I have sand blast cabinet. This came with vacuum cleaner, so it keeps dust inside in it. I run it with 8hp compressor. Sand blast cabinet works well, but It does not make any miracles. With heavy rusted parts I use acid dipping to help getting rust out.




 

I have one of these dual blasters too. It works with soda and sand, but my compressor is too small with it. I can only sprayed lots of sand or soda, but nothing is happens with it LOL 


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