Sand blaster DIY?
Posted March 16 2011 - 10:28 AM
I have a few mower parts that need some light sand blasting. The last time I had some blasting done that job was great but it was damn expensive for the application (beat up old lawn tractors).
I was thinking about getting a cheap siphon sand blasting package, maybe 50 bucks or so from Harbor freight.
I have a 50 gallon craftsman air compressor, 120v, nothing special.
I also have a 20lb CO2 cylinder. If the compressor doesn't have enough CFM to keep up I can't see a reason why I couldn't use the CO2 tank to power the setup.
All non lead paint, just rusty old mower parts that need a blast and repaint.
Posted March 16 2011 - 10:45 AM
worst case you might have to wait a little between blasts for compressor to catch up.
50 gallon tank up to pressure should give you a decent amount of run time.
Posted March 16 2011 - 1:10 PM
Posted March 16 2011 - 1:17 PM
Originally Posted by speedracer
You need a compressor that can deliver a lot of pressure and CFM's at the same time.
yup, what he said, I have a small hand sand blaster, it takes alot of cfm to run these, never mind a bigger one,
Posted March 16 2011 - 2:46 PM