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Re: [oletrucks] Homemade Blasting Cabinets

To: Deve Krehbiel <dkrehbiel@kscable.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Homemade Blasting Cabinets
From: NEE <nee@cyberport.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 19:57:35 -0600
I understand soda blasting will take the paint of a can of coke without
damaging the aluminum.  50lb bags of sodium bicarbonate are available at
you local industrial chemical distributor I think for around $26.  I've
known people who have stripped fenders and such, but the soda isn't
abraisive enough to remove all of the rust.


Deve Krehbiel wrote:
> I purchased a ready made cabinet from TIP Tools. They also have a nice set
> of plans to build one ($7.50) and then they also carry all the misc hardware
> to go with it. The good news is, you can make it any size you want. Having
> one big enough for fenders would be great, but that would be one HUGE
> cabinet. You not only need it big enough to fit the fenders, but large
> enough to spray around them. Mine is not that big, but I can use the
> blasting gun with a bucket of media and go outside and blast fenders and
> larger parts.
> The blast cabinet has been my most used and most important tool. I wanted to
> ask everyone how much are you paying for silica? TIP wants about $25.00 for
> a 50 pound bag. The local auto parts store wants $32.00. Shipping from TIP
> would make it about the same. Also, when you run across chrome parts or
> polished steel parts is there a media a person can use to clean those? I
> just use steel wool on those but the thought occured to me that maybe I am
> missing something.
> Since I am doing a full resto, every nut, bolt, washer gets blasted before
> primer and paint. The blast cabinet is a necessity for the perfectionist. If
> you call TIP they will send you a catalog that is quite impressive as far as
> blasting equipment. It gives dimensions for all of their cabinets so you can
> get a better idea of what is standard. TIP's number is 800 321-9260.
> Deve
> 50 3100
> 49 3600
> www.speedprint.com/Deves50/index.html
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Stone" <mrston@hotmail.com>
> To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2000 5:59 PM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Homemade Blasting Cabinets
> > Hello Everyone,
> >    Has anyone built a sand/media blasting box from a kit or from plans?
> I'm
> > no woodworker, but I have friends who are, and they think it will be easy.
> > If I'm careful about the measurements, etc., can I build something that
> will
> > work? Does anyone have plans to share for a box big enough for fenders,
> > etc.? Any comments would be very helpful. Thanks. I've looked at a couple
> of
> > catalogs, and I can't afford another "toy" big enough to do the job.
> Thanks,
> > Mike.
> >
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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