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RE: [oletrucks] Sandblast Cabinet

To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Sandblast Cabinet
From: Terry Stellman <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 08:09:33 -0600
I've never had a blast cabinet so I don't know how the glass is installed,
but I think the same principle could be applied to it as with what I do with
my blasting helmet shield to protect the lens.  I have one of those big
"hoods" but I don't use it here in south Texas for obvious heat reasons.  I
use my welding helmet that has the 4" square lens in the front.  I remove
the dark glass (of course) and I place the Plexiglas lens inside of a fold
lock sandwich bag and then place it in the helmet.  When the plastic bag
starts to frost up I just remove it and put another one over the lens.  This
way I always have fairly clear vision of what I'm doing and it is better
than replacing lenses all the time.  Back to my original point, I guess you
could put Saran Wrap over the glass in the cabinet holding it in place with
masking tape or something and this would protect the lens from frosting up.
Just a thought.

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deve Krehbiel [SMTP:dkrehbiel@kscable.com]
> Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2001 7:43 AM
> To:   oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject:      Re: [oletrucks] Sandblast Cabinet
> My TIP 930 is good but like Grant says, they leak no matter how much you
> pay. I even worry about the air compressor sitting too close to it since
> it
> has moving parts as well. Also, when you have a blast cabinet you need a
> vacuum with it. Shop Vacs work, but they do go bad quicker as a result of
> the sand making its way into everything. I use my blast cabinet daily and
> have come to the conclusion that if I had it to do all over again, I would
> have opted for a bigger cabinet. Valve covers, vent window assemblies, and
> items that are long will fit in the cabinet, but its very difficult to get
> the gun to the long ends to get it all blasted. My suggestion if you make
> your own is to not make it out of plywood, rather make it out of sheet
> metal
> for longer life. Also, there are consumables.. I have had to replace my
> glass 3 times already and the left glove about 8 times in the past year. I
> have had a supply hose go bad and my gun has ate itself up and had to
> replace it. Not to mention the small investment in ceramic nozzles. I get
> 6
> ceramic nozzles for $25.00 and go thru about 4 a month.
> Deve Krehbiel
> Hesston, Kansas
> 1950 3100 * 1949 3600 * 1948 4400 * 50 3100
> www.speedprint.com/Deves50/index.html
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <NTemple46@aol.com>
> To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 12:12 AM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Sandblast Cabinet
> > I am considering getting a blast cabinet for all of those small parts
> that
> my
> > outdoor blaster seems too cumbersome to use, and the rain makes it
> impossible
> > to work outside on days like today.  I looked in the archives and found
> some
> > info but wanted to see if anyone had any updates on the cheaper blast
> > cabinets from say Harbor Freight.  Are they worth their cost or am I
> better
> > off buying a kit from TIP and making my own?  I am also curious if the
> HF
> > model is pretty tight inside for getting around objects?  I noticed also
> on
> > the archives that someone had built the TIP kit.  I didn't see the
> follow-up
> > on performance?
> >
> > Thanks, Neil
> > 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
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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