BLASTING CABINET SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
km3h, in Bumps and Bruises
By sjoemie himself
Soo I was eyeballing one of these for a looong time and finally convinced myself to go out and buy one. What I'm talking about is a blasting cabinet. Although it's a chinese manufactured 'sticker brand' I'm positively suprised by the quality of the cabinet for a price of $140.
That being said I'm going to replace the supplied airhoses on the gun because they are awkwardly short. Seems to me I cant aim the gun the way I would like to. But we'll get to that later.
First things first, made a wall mount for it and started assembly:
Some specs, imperial 'translation' below:
Dimensions: 23" x 19" x 19.5"
Air consumption: 5.6cfm
Next up will be running some power to it for the built in light and connecting it to my compressor.
Also will need to install an oil/water separator to supply the unit with clean and dry air.
Will continue after the weekend.
I recently purchased a blasting cabinet and used it to clean paint and rust from two wheel. My problem is with the resulting finish of the wheels. They were left with a dull gray finish that is not smooth. I suspect it is the result of the material I used to clean the wheels.
I was under the impression that glass beads would leave a clean, smooth finish. What I got was a gray, kind of gritty finish. Reminds me of what I got from using sand several years ago with a pressurized outdoor blaster. Am I expecting too much?