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    Default beadblasting and sandblasting at home

    Does anyone have experience with beadblasting at home ? I am thinking about beadblasting some parts myself, has anyone got any tips or info on either sandblasting or beadblasting ?

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    Peter,
    Are you going to use a cabinet to blast in?? If you don't use a cabinet you will have sand going everywhere. Make sure the unit has a fitment for vacuum to extract the dust, from the very top of the unit, or else you will never see a thing, through dust.
    2 types of feed for the sand, external tank which you have to fill when empty, or recycle pick-up.
    Recycleing the sand is easy, I have even seen a spray painting outfit utilised for this purpose. The pick-up hose is attached to the paint pick-up on the gun, and you sit the other end in the sand-blast medium, and it recycles as you go.
    A small sandblast unit would be great to have aat home.
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    Default Bead/ Sand Blasting

    Quote Originally Posted by petermelb
    Does anyone have experience with beadblasting at home ? I am thinking about beadblasting some parts myself, has anyone got any tips or info on either sandblasting or beadblasting ?
    Hi Peter,

    If you have a source of compressed air at home, Hayes- Forbes (Herless) on the corner of Blackburn Road and Princes Hwy Clayton, Melbourne have a complete sand blasting cabinet, with gloves for sale, From memory they are worth a few hundred dollars.

    They are open on Saturday and it is probably worth a trip to have a look.

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    A friend has a bead blast cabinet which is very effective for small items, not sure what size compressor he uses, another friend has a sand blast unit (sucks sand from a bucket) he goes to a lot of trouble and sieves the sand to get the lumps out before using it, he also runs 3 of those Supercheap ($100 ?) compressors into a manifold to get enough air to run continuously it's also very effective, you can't have to much air, they love it.
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