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Bernd
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  1:42:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Was at Harbor Freight to get a new car jack because the old was getting tired and wouldn't lift items anymore. So while I was there I thought I'd do a quick search to see if they had the airbrush media blaster. Lo and behold they had two. $27.99, it went home with me. It comes with a small jar of aluminum oxide. I'll give it a try and report back later.



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  5:21:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Total ripoff of the Paasche unit. Wear safety goggles and a good respirator. Puts a lot of flak in the air. The tip is a consumable as the 'media' is abrasive.

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Bernd
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  5:57:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Total ripoff of the Paasche unit. Wear safety goggles and a good respirator. Puts a lot of flak in the air. The tip is a consumable as the 'media' is abrasive.

Jim



I thought it looked familiar. I've done some sand blasting with a large unit using a black type of abrasive for car rims. Even built my own blaster. So familiar with the flying debris. I want to use backing soda as the aluminum oxide seems a little to abrasive for brass or plastic models.

Bernd


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desertdrover
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  9:25:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What happened to your home made baking soda blaster you made-up? Also a good article was in the February 2012 Railroad Model Craftsman where Jack Burgess built a sandblasting booth if interested.




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NVWalt
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Posted - 08/11/2020 :  12:07:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't post much anywhere but that little unit has worked fine for me with baking soda. Adjust your air pressure and you are good to go. It is a bit messy, but I have never used a sandblaster that wasn't unless fully enclosed.


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Bernd
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Posted - 08/11/2020 :  12:11:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Always to the rescue Louis.

What happened to that baking soda blaster? Wasn't made professionally enough (to Rub Goldberg). I was more interested in seeing if baking soda would do the job. I was also looking at what the auto finishers use to prep their cars. They are bigger (hold more media). Never got around to refining my version of the blaster and never really looked for the automotive version. So I needed a floor car jack and then did a quick look to see if they had one of those air erasers and they did. For the price I thought why not. I'm getting to the point of buying tools instead of trying to build my own. I've discovered that I can get more modeling done if I buy tools instead of building my own.

I do like your blast cabinet. May be making (maybe buying ) one. Thanks for the date of the article. I'll check it out.

Bernd


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Bernd
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Posted - 08/11/2020 :  12:12:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NVWalt

I don't post much anywhere but that little unit has worked fine for me with baking soda. Adjust your air pressure and you are good to go. It is a bit messy, but I have never used a sandblaster that wasn't unless fully enclosed.



Thanks for the input Walt. Going to try baking soda on of these days.

Bernd


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