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Re: Bead Blasters

To: John Steunenberg <>
Subject: Re: Bead Blasters
From: Robert Allen <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 10:10:48 -0600
I've used TIP products and bead cabinets. The only thing I would say is that 
cabinets are usually siphon feeds which aren't nearly as quick and efficient as 
pressurized feeds. That is, the media falls through the bottom of the cabinet 
is recycled by being syphoned back into the air stream. Pressurized systems put 
air pressure in a sealed chamber with the media and blows a lot more out with 
air blast.

None the less, any well made blast cabinet is a lot better than a power drill 
with a wire wheel.

Bob Allen, Kansas City, '69MGC/GT, '75TR6

John Steunenberg wrote:
>  Dear List:
>   I am considering buying a TIP Bead Blasting Cabinet for the restoration of
> my MGB.  I thought I would check with you fellas to see if anyone has one of
> these units?  And, if so what do you think of it's performance?  Is it a
> good unit or do you regret buying it. They seem to have a pretty good
> reputation for quality tools.
> P.S. I am interested in buying the "950 Bead Deamon".
>  Dan Steunenberg
>   Safety Fast Motoring
>   67 MGB

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