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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 01-01-2001 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got a Craftsman dual cylinder air compressor for Christmas from the sweetheart. It runs builds pressure at 125 and kicks off at 175.

Can anyone suggest a sand blaster that will work which will hook up to the hose (not in a standing canister)? I am looking for brand name and avg cost... Thanks a ton. Ralph

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-01-2001 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph, you can get a pretty decent set-up at Sears for $40. Mike has one, and it works pretty well.

I bought my sandblasting tools from Harbor Freight and they were pretty cheap and work well.

Be sure to get good eye protection. I highly recommend a full face shield.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-01-2001 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,
I got my cabinet blaster from Eastwood. So far, I'm quite satisfied with it. They offer the cabinet type and the canister type for outside blasting.

Mike

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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 01-02-2001 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks fellas, Years ago, I purchased a "gun" type with a siphon hose that just never produced for me. I spend less than $10. I was just looking for a particular reccomendation that someone has enjoyed success with

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-02-2001 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sandblaster I have works OK,but performance decreases when you try to recycle the sand.

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Ralph Rebandt
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Posts: 308
From: Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 01-02-2001 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does the Media Blasting stuff work just as well out of these siphon guns as silica sand ro better?

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PJHMustang
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From: Granada Hills, Ca., USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-29-2001 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PJHMustang   Click Here to Email PJHMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph, please don't use the silica sand. We love you buddy. It will kill you!
Pat

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-29-2001 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use Black Beauty,medium grit. It takes off everything I want it to,but when I reuse it it doesn't work as well. The granules break down,and become contaminated with dirt,grease,rust,etc.

I get the media at a Taylor Rental. I think you can look for it anywhere sandblasters are rented,or at a tool or welding supply.It comes in 100# bags,and goes for $10.00 a bag. Dirt cheap!

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Mike65
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 01-30-2001 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,
I bought the sandblasting kit from Eastwood, the gun,hose, & feed tube. Just supply the bucket & the sand. I also bought a sandblasting hood for face protection. Mine works great. You just have to sift the sand I use a screen attached to a frane & lay that over the bucket & pour the sand through it & sift the sand clean of any large particles so they dont plug up the sandblaster. I did the whole engine compartment on my 65 fastback in one weekend. Hope that helps you out.

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65 Fastback
99 Explorer Sport
96 Ranger
87 Crown Vic

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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
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posted 01-31-2001 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fellas, thanks as always for your help This is the most knowledgable site I have found. Not only are you all friends, you are like family. Hope to meet you guys someday!!

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