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Old 06-19-2007, 04:39 PM
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Bench Top Blaster Cabinet

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45411

do you think i could blast 68 headlight buckets in this? or would they not fit...?

my buckets are sort of trashed...missing bolts...little cracks but could still work...ive considered buying new ones...i see they are $114 for a kit (per side, plus tax+ship) from mustangs plus which i guess is sort of a lot which is why i would want to try to do it myself but do you think the cabinet could even work...? i have a spot blaster and everything just bounces off the headlight bucket....pretty useless...im just afraid this will be too....

is glass bead just too weak or something or does it just take a long time?

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That cabinet will work fine but is pretty small for serious hobby use. Would suggest you save your money and invest in something a little larger, at least 3' wide. Sand/bead blasting is a slow process, that's why it is so expensive to get a vendor to do it. And yes, the stuff bounces off ANYTHING you shoot it at! Really not a pleasant job if you don't have a cabinet, and even then it isn't the most fun thing you can think of doing. Beads work fine, just are a little more gentle than sharp silica sand for delicate parts.
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Make sure you have a compressor large enough to keep up with the blaster. Even the smallest sand blasters are air hogs. Oh yeah, mount a water trap between the blaster and compressor, too. The closer to the blaster, the better.

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thanks for the advice guys. i actually went and got it today after thinking it over and it appears to have been a pretty good purchase. im stripping paint off stuff in no time...its really solid construction...and no leaks as of yet like others reported on different forums.....

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