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actually, I've been using this a fair amount and the unprotected wood is not an issue at all. I can't even see wear from it.

I'm running 90psi, glass media.

Biggest issue is how fast the window wears out. I'm using plexiglass right now, but I might try real glass, because this shit gets cloudy kinda quick.


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The thing that's been keeping one from showing up in our garage is the several hundred dollar air compressor that is also needed. My dad wants one to run some basic air tools off of, but I keep telling him to just do it right the first time and get a bigger unit. Then the problem becomes weight. We want to mount it in the rafters of the garage so we don't use up an precise floor space.

Once again, the Benjamin's just aren't growing fast enough... maybe I should plant another tree in the back yard.

Have you tried other media then the glass beads? I keep hearing great things about soda blasting but I think you need some extra equipment to use it so it doesn't clog the gun.
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The thing that's been keeping one from showing up in our garage is the several hundred dollar air compressor that is also needed. My dad wants one to run some basic air tools off of, but I keep telling him to just do it right the first time and get a bigger unit. Then the problem becomes weight. We want to mount it in the rafters of the garage so we don't use up an precise floor space.

Once again, the Benjamin's just aren't growing fast enough... maybe I should plant another tree in the back yard.

Have you tried other media then the glass beads? I keep hearing great things about soda blasting but I think you need some extra equipment to use it so it doesn't clog the gun.
ah, that is key, I have a good size vertical standing compressor, and it works great, but any smaller would be bad news. A small one would be unusable. You def need a compressor though, I use the impact wrench all the time, my air grinder, etc.....

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actually, I've been using this a fair amount and the unprotected wood is not an issue at all. I can't even see wear from it.

I'm running 90psi, glass media.

Biggest issue is how fast the window wears out. I'm using plexiglass right now, but I might try real glass, because this shit gets cloudy kinda quick.


I love it though, I shoulda built this thing a long time ago.
Try putting a sheet of clear plastic over the plexiglass windoww on the inside. It's cheaper and easier to change it out than the plexiglass.

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Try putting a sheet of clear plastic over the plexiglass windoww on the inside. It's cheaper and easier to change it out than the plexiglass.
There was a plastic cover on the plexi when I put it on, but that wore out in like 2 days. I really need to find something actually harder so it doesn't scratch so easy.

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We have a roll of thicker plastic film we cut up and use peices of hear at work. It lasts quite a while, like 3-6 months between changes depending upon use.

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ah, that is key, I have a good size vertical standing compressor, and it works great, but any smaller would be bad news. A small one would be unusable. You def need a compressor though, I use the impact wrench all the time, my air grinder, etc.....

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What size tank and motor is recommended for blasting?

Yeah like that is going to happen. I'll tell you what. If you stop changing stuff on your bikes, I'll stop changing stuff on my car. Deal?

If you use glass for the window I would think you would still want something over it otherwise you will just start etching the glass and then it will get foggy and hard to see through. I say keep things simple and just go without glass or plexiglass.. just an open area. Who cares if you have glass beads flying at you at over 100mph.
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We have a roll of thicker plastic film we cut up and use peices of hear at work. It lasts quite a while, like 3-6 months between changes depending upon use.
ya? where would I find something like that? is it designed for blasting, or how would I find it?

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what cfm compressor is needed for blasting??
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what cfm compressor is needed for blasting??

This is what I have:

26 gal

4 cfm @ 90 psi

6 cfm @ 40 psi

1.5 running HP motor




It is fine for what I need, bigger is always better though. I give mine a break every 12 min or so to catch up and cool off. The pressure I run it at depends on what I'm blasting, but lately it's been at 90 psi. That's been great for most things.

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