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72convertible
Gearhead

Posts: 122
From: Ft. Myers , Florida
Registered: May 2004

posted 07-03-2004 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 72convertible        Reply w/Quote
Hi, I have a TP Tools Scat Blast cabinet (the table top version) I ordered some extra glass protectors but after only about 1 hr blasting, I can barely see out of them. With glass beads they last longer but using Black Magnum, only about an hour. Any tricks on making them last longer? Or do I just need to order a bunch and change every hour or two. Thank you!

whiteknight289
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Posts: 1391
From: Wheaton, IL, USA
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 07-03-2004 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289        Reply w/Quote
Maybe your pressure is too high or you are working too close to the glass. I have a TP blaster and it seems the plastic shields last longer than an hour.

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 07-05-2004 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Scott may be on to something. I don't use mine alot, but I'm only on my second shield in about three years. {I'm guessing 30-40 uses}

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skips69
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Posts: 346
From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 07-06-2004 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69        Reply w/Quote
I had the opposite problem - glass beads wore mine out quicker. The black magnum has prolonged them. You have to have a good vacuum though, for sure. With my shop vac hooked up and running, my gloves will pop up on their own with the doors shut and sealed. Make sure you have good vacuum, and try to blast as far from the window as you can, as mentioned already.

ZRX61
Journeyman

Posts: 43
From: LA County
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 01-01-2005 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZRX61        Reply w/Quote
My cabinet has a *stock* sized piece of glass in it (2x1ft I think) & I use clear scotch tape on the inside of the glass. I cover the entire glass with 2in wide strips & tear em off one at a time as they become opaque. I pick the glass up at Home Cheapo for about $2 a sheet.

ccode67
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Posts: 3285
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 01-03-2005 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
Check with a printer supplies company, buy some clear acetate, the thickest they offer, should be able to get it pretty cheap.
If you were close to me I could give you a lifetime supply of that stuff.

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