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Discussion DIY Wet Blaster

Discussion in 'Tech Tips' started by Andych, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Jethalter

    Jethalter Active Member Premium Member

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    I cant remember the figure but its somewhere between 14 - 18 cfm.
    I gotta look it all up again.
    Was the largest i could get to run on a 4hp motor. Since i cant get 3 phase.
     
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    @Jethalter what nozzle did you end up buying in the end??

    Looking like work on my cabinet is going to be pushed back to the summer, but would like to have all the components sorted before i finish uni.
     
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    just the one linked in this thread [​IMG]
     
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    Here's an update, a part thats going to be painted anyway, but it was filthy, covered in old paint, brake dust, and all kinda of surface rust. Still tinkering with it but its getting better.
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    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Looks pretty good... based on the $$ spent vs a Commercial machine you have to be pretty happy.
     
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    Yeah, its a matter of working out the kinks. There are options and things to do too. But all trial and error.
    The nozzle helped the most i gotta say, getting rid of the spray gun and using that nozzle helps. Chews the air in comparison.

    I'm almost tempted to just leave this one as it is, swap the AC beads back for AD beads and setup a wet soda unit to use first.
    Use the wet soda for once over first, then clean/polish up with glass beads.

    Maybe if i could get it sorted even dry soda, but i did have issues with feed on that, got a few ideas to sort it tho.

    I do miss the soda's ability to just clean anything and everything off vs glass beads, it would clean super well and not damage a single bit no matter how you used it.
     
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    I used my wet blaster the other day to clean up some door handle's.
    The hot weather here over the last couple of week's has evaporated most of the water away.
    So i filled the big bucket that the pump sit's in, but this time had the water up almost level with the top of the pump.
    That made a huge difference to how much the pump put's out, it's possibly doubled the amount coming out the nozzle, before i was only using it with the bucket half full

    @Jethalter you could try using half soda and half bead, i have been thinking about trying it out in mine
     
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    I thought about mixing, if it was easier to change the media in my tank i would consider it, but at the moment its a pain.

    The other thing i'm thought of to is a second tank for diff media, but in the end it mixes anyway.
     
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