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Username Post: Compressor sandblaster
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Reg: 12-29-02
02-06-20 08:10 AM - Post#2786000    
    In response to gchemist

For things like engine accessory brackets, sure that could work. A blast cabinet would be handier.

For something the size of a wheel (you'll likely want to do 4), you'll be taking a long time and the whole process will get frustrating.

For wheel sized projects, consider a small pressure blaster like this one.

Connect and pressurize it and let your compressor re-fill before starting. You'll then have to do a bit then stop and let the compressor catch up again. But, when blasting it'll do far more removal than a siphon blaster ever will. Another tank to add for more reserve would give more blasting time. You might get about 1/2 a wheel done before needing to pause.

Hint - you open the valve on the bottom the right amount you get a decent media flow that is working. Full open wastes the media.

I have a 1-stage 60 gallon compressor and I can put most of a bag of sand through the blaster before having to give the compressor a rest. That is enough to clean the old paint and corrosion off 2 crusty factory aluminum wheels.

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