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    Home sand blasting kit

    I'm thinking about getting one of these

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-...IAAOSwQKtecDPh

    Any advice / suggestions?

    Never used one before, but heard that soda is best for bodywork to avoid damage. So would I just buy baking soda from supermarket?

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    You need a compressor with high CFM, remembering they underestimate the cfm you need and compressor manufacturers exaggerate the cfm they supply.

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    I must know about 1O people who have bought this type of thing and its seen the light of day once...the first disapointing time! Connectors handy tho ;o)

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    One of the cheapest and most effective for price is a wet blasting kit. On ebay they sell a lance that fits on a standard pressure washer and you use kiln dried sand from builders merchants at £2.50 for 20kg. Gives a fine finish and no panel warping. Its messy though, so i lay out a tarp and blast on top of that, let the water drain out and dump the sand back in the bag for disposal.

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    hi ian,
    i've used these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sand-Grit...IAAOSwMWxeIB0y
    and https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mattis-Re...wAAOSwNnFc6FYe
    both worked, the dearer one better of course. put sand blaster in on ebay and there are new and secondhand of both as well as benchtop blast cabinets which if you're cleaning smaller parts not panels will keep the mess down. either of the first 2 i'd suggest blasting on your patio with a tarp and sweeping up after. the mess in your garage will be unbelievable.
    neil.
    ps playpit sand from b&q etc is the same stuff (check they've not got damp before you buy) and sand is fine with the kind of pressures we use with our sort of compressors as far as distortion is concerned.
    Last edited by mygasser; 09-05-2020 at 11:33.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    I've used the 2nd one and it was good but went threw loads of sand and my garage was full after as i had nowhere else to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    hi ian,
    i've used these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sand-Grit...IAAOSwMWxeIB0y
    and https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mattis-Re...wAAOSwNnFc6FYe
    both worked, the dearer one better of course. put sand blaster in on ebay and there are new and secondhand of both as well as benchtop blast cabinets which if you're cleaning smaller parts not panels will keep the mess down. either of the first 2 i'd suggest blasting on your patio with a tarp and sweeping up after. the mess in your garage will be unbelievable.
    neil.
    ps playpit sand from b&q etc is the same stuff (check they've not got damp before you buy) and sand is fine with the kind of pressures we use with our sort of compressors as far as distortion is concerned.
    Be careful using dry sand for blasting. Its now classed as illegal due to silicosis. It actually says on the bag do not use for dry blasting, for this reason.
    Mate of mine used loads to strip a car and his chest has never been right since.
    I use fine crushed glass in my cabinet until breaks down too much and only use the dried sand for wet blasting.

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