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12/10/2020 11:48 AM  #1

sand blasters

I have a good sand blaster cabinet with the vacumm system and wonder if the window really needs the plastic protectors. Do any of you use these plastic window protectors that are for the inside of the bast cabinet? i have alway used them but they get dirty quickly.

Last edited by Cab4word67 (12/10/2020 11:51 AM)

Slammed Big Blue, ran over the varmints that messed with the Stang. Now all is good in the NW

12/10/2020 12:16 PM  #2

Re: sand blasters

We have the plastic protectors on the blast cabinet at work and they do get dirty fast. I will clean it off with a damp paper towel when it gets too bad. If you don't use them, the blast media will be bouncing into the glass and etching it making it impossible to see through at some point. I haven't bought either and don't know which is cheaper to replace?  

John  -- 67 Mustang Coupe 390 5 speed

12/11/2020 1:14 AM  #3

Re: sand blasters

Thanks, thats what I was looking for.

Slammed Big Blue, ran over the varmints that messed with the Stang. Now all is good in the NW
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1/17/2021 10:31 AM  #4

Re: sand blasters

What size/type cabinets are you guys using?
Have been thinking about getting one.
Compressor suggestions appreciated as well.


2/01/2021 12:56 PM  #5

Re: sand blasters

Harbor Freight stand-up cabinet.  Assembled with LOTS of silicone sealant.  Seems to work fine with 5hp compressor.  I burned up a shop vac the first time I used it.

For my limited usage, it should work fine. 

I have it in the new shop so I can position it in a 10’x8’ overhead door with a large fan behind me to blow all the dust outside.

Money you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted money... unless your wife finds out.

3/11/2021 2:42 PM  #6

Re: sand blasters

A shop i worked at has a USA mad sand blast cabinet its called scat blaster it worked really well but the down side with that cabinet was that it went through the guns way to fast. Literally we had to change are gun twice in a month. The harbor freight cabinet we also had was the first cabinet we had and it works i think honestly better down side was size of window and with the light it had inside was really dark. I think the harbor freight cabinet would be better if one was to drill out two holes in the top and add two new exterior spot light holders. Are scat blaster had two 60watt halogen bulbs really made it nice to see what you were working on. We only ever used 80 mesh silicone carbide and it seems to cut really nice in either cabinet. If you look around you can get the screen protector for the harbor freight system in rolls and save lots money fyi


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