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Old 02-22-07, 02:41 PM   #1
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Inexpensive blast cabinet?

Are there any inexpensive abrasive blast cabinets available large enough to work on a bike frame? For infrequent use duty.
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Old 02-22-07, 03:08 PM   #2
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Are there any inexpensive abrasive blast cabinets available large enough to work on a bike frame? For infrequent use duty.
Does it have to be a cabinet? You said it would be infrequent; you could get one of those Sears (or what have you) gravity fed sand blaster, like this one, and set yourself somewhere outside.
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Here's a source, but I don't see anything that I'd call inexpensive. You might be able to find plans for a home made cabinet.
http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...RY&itemID=1310
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Thanks. Actually I bought my media from Eastwood, originally to do some work on a little Italian car. I have been blasting outside, but it makes a big mess, and even with a tarp to recover spent media I 'm still losing a lot of it. Stuff gets all over, in my hair, etc, and I'm sure it's not environmentally friendly. Harbor Freight has some that I think are just a little too small, but I may have to take my next old frame in and try.
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And the last frame I blasted was shot today - two colors + clear. Pics in the sun tomorrow..
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Are there any inexpensive abrasive blast cabinets available large enough to work on a bike frame? For infrequent use duty.
This one's not too expensive:

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6574_200136574

I've got one of their smaller cabinets and it's nice for the money.
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Thanks, $500 is still more than I'd like to spend but I haven't come across anything cheaper. My best bet might be to find someone in town to do them for me since I don't paint that often.
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You can make a box out of MDF or plywood. Put a draw fan on one side, you can even use a cheap box fan, in a stepped box(small box stuck to a big box). Put a HVAC filter on the draw side of the fan*. This will stop most of the grit for recovery . You need to be careful when sandblasting, silicosis is bad. Use a respirator.

*This is not a good idea for a paint box.
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