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Offline dave500

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soda/sand blasting at home
« on: July 01, 2011, 03:52:01 am »
heres how i soda blast carbs,i made this from a plastic jar,the photo speaks for itself,it holds half a kilo of bi-carbsoda,it takes me one and a half kilos to do all four carbs inside and out(clean them as best you can first),the gun is a cheap one that has a few different nossles etc,,for sand blasting i use damp silica washed sand and turn the outlet upside down and use a funnel,this works better for me than the supplied steel tube about 18 inches long and the rubber hose affair that you are supposed to dump into a big pail of sand,i only sand blast small parts with it as big as fork legs.


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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 08:33:36 pm »
how big is your compressor your using? I have a small harbor frieght blaster but my POS air compressor doesnt have enought Hp to haveit work properly
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 08:39:57 pm »
how big is your compressor your using? I have a small harbor frieght blaster but my POS air compressor doesnt have enought Hp to haveit work properly
I cleaned my nasty carbs with my Harbor Freight soda blaster. Just a few minutes on the float bowls and all the removable brass, and the outsides of the carbs .Rinse off with water, good to go.
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 09:15:37 pm »
i just used a 99 dollar one,i thrash it and it just keeps going,itll maintain 70 psi running the soda/sand blaster.

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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 09:21:41 pm »
I might just have some work for you mate..... ;D ;)
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 04:31:41 pm »
Dave, I have a compressor that's 1 hp, 4 gallon, 125 psi max, 2.2 scfm at 90 psi and 3.5 at 40 psi.  Do you think it would work for this?
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 12:20:52 am »
try it out and see,itll be running non stop though.

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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 11:58:29 am »
works ok with fine washed sand and soda wazza.

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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 05:47:49 am »
Eh? Oh that thing you're holding in your hand. Sorry, I got distracted by the great view you've got in your backyard.  :)
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2015, 12:42:46 pm »
This unit is not expensive and very effective

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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2015, 04:38:58 am »
my blaster and "blast room" 8)
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2015, 06:28:30 am »
and you dont have a vife anymore...i guess ???
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2015, 07:16:42 am »
still with me.. ;D
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2015, 11:33:15 am »
keep her!!!..she is made of the right stuff.. ::)
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2015, 11:43:17 am »
Maybe he is blasting with fertilizer  :)

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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2015, 04:22:47 pm »
Growing cacti?
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Re: soda/sand blasting at home
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2015, 09:50:14 am »
there wasn't growing anything at that time. maybe next summer.

I put plastic curtain to cover the ground that there could grow some vegetables.Someday.. It was pretty good idea because I  only collect those soda from ground and use again. recycling  8)
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