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Simon

posted on 29/10/20 at 03:09 PM Reply With Quote
Portable bead blasters

Peeps,

I intend on using the Beetle as a rolling project and having looked underneath, whilst it's (mostly) solid, it also needs cleaning and painting. I keep seeing things like https://www.amazon.co.uk/Improved-Sandblaster-Professional-Sandblast-Equipment/dp/B07QX2RTS8 and am wondering if they are any good. You can get them without the hose so just using the reservoir.

Any thoughts please.

Cheers

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roadrunner

posted on 29/10/20 at 03:38 PM Reply With Quote
I have a portable blaster for sale if your interested.
Purchased to walnut my intake but engine let go before I used it.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200679761823

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cliftyhanger

posted on 29/10/20 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Simon
Peeps,

I intend on using the Beetle as a rolling project and having looked underneath, whilst it's (mostly) solid, it also needs cleaning and painting. I keep seeing things like https://www.amazon.co.uk/Improved-Sandblaster-Professional-Sandblast-Equipment/dp/B07QX2RTS8 and am wondering if they are any good. You can get them without the hose so just using the reservoir.

Any thoughts please.

Cheers


How big is your compressor? I tried a little sandblast gun, painfully slow and my 3hp compressor struggled to keep up. The little reservoir will be for spot blasting.
Any heavy rusty stuff, a needle scaler will be a better bet.

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Simon

posted on 29/10/20 at 08:04 PM Reply With Quote
We have a vane compressor at work though none at home (yet )
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Drag Lussier

posted on 30/10/20 at 03:37 AM Reply With Quote
portable sandblaster

quote:
Originally posted by Simon
Peeps,

I intend on using the Beetle as a rolling project and having looked underneath, whilst it's (mostly) solid, it also needs cleaning and painting. I keep seeing things like https://www.amazon.co.uk/Improved-Sandblaster-Professional-Sandblast-Equipment/dp/B07QX2RTS8 and am wondering if they are any good. You can get them without the hose so just using the reservoir.

Any thoughts please.

Cheers


I do not know if just using the reservoir will work well enough for what you want to do. You would go thru the media far to quick. Why not get one of these

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sandblasting-Sprayer-Blasting-Ceramic-Sandblast/dp/B07FSCCDMK/ref=pd_sbs_60_15?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07FSCCDMK&pd_r d_r=3dd0b784-575c-4a43-b5a6-2731177bc2d5&pd_rd_w=6K7EJ&pd_rd_wg=UCv8d&pf_rd_p=2304238d-df78-4b25-a9a0-b27dc7bd722e&pf_rd_r=SP999DTP5P8 4PWS7CG82&psc=1&refRID=SP999DTP5P84PWS7CG82

and adapt it to fit a new plastic jerry can like this one.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CT1109-Portable-Sandblaster-Capacity-Need-Compressor/dp/B00DP5AA8O/ref=pd_sbs_60_17?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00DP5AA8O& ;pd_rd_r=3dd0b784-575c-4a43-b5a6-2731177bc2d5&pd_rd_w=6K7EJ&pd_rd_wg=UCv8d&pf_rd_p=2304238d-df78-4b25-a9a0-b27dc7bd722e&pf_rd_r=SP999D TP5P84PWS7CG82&psc=1&refRID=SP999DTP5P84PWS7CG82

Or, you could make one like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6L_ArXCbYs

Either way that you go, be sure that you have a very good air dryer and use the right media for the job. Never use sand unless you have to.

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perksy

posted on 31/10/20 at 01:16 PM Reply With Quote
I looked into this at home awhile ago and the spec' of the compressor inc tank is everything

I rigged up a test and the compressor I tried it with was nowhere near big enough (it couldn't keep up)

Sounds like Your work one would sort it though

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Mr Whippy

posted on 31/10/20 at 01:36 PM Reply With Quote
They are rusty cars and if it is rusting then it will be way worse than it first looks. I've had passable ones which when with a proper look I could rip the sills off with my hands! tbh I'd be too scared to go in a UK one unless it's had a full body off rebuild...

As for bead basting one as a runner well your going to end up with grit everywhere, like in the engine, interior, suspension... you might as well just drive it in the desert and bury it in the sand.




The chassis after welding on new floor pans





[Edited on 31/10/20 by Mr Whippy]

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