Bead Blasting an Amphi

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Craig Taylor

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I'm in the market for a bead blast system to do my Amphi with. I have a 6hp
compressor that puts out 6.5 CFM @ 90 psi. Anyone out there recommend a blast
system that could do the job?. I plan on using plastic around the car to contain
the blast media.

Craig in Alaska
Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)
 
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John

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Craig Taylor
<alaskanamphi@g...> wrote:
> I'm in the market for a bead blast system to do my Amphi with. I
have a 6hp compressor that puts out 6.5 CFM @ 90 psi. Anyone out
there recommend a blast system that could do the job?. I plan on
using plastic around the car to contain the blast media.
>
> Craig in Alaska
> Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)

At least you have those endless nights up there. You'll need them to
blast a car with only 6.5 cfm.


J
 
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Craig Taylor

Guest
Re: Re: Bead Blasting an Amphi

I have never used a blaster before. It it unrealistic to think I could do it
with my compressor?

Craig in Alaska
Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)


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John

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Craig Taylor
<alaskanamphi@g...> wrote:
> I have never used a blaster before. It it unrealistic to think I
could do it with my compressor?
>
> Craig in Alaska


I would have to say yes. A blast cabinet requires somewhere around
10-15 cfm depending on the pressure used. I have an 80 gallon tank
with 18 cfm so I dont have the compressor running all the time trying
to keep up. People usually underestimate the volume of air needed to
blast continously to do a proper job. To blast a car correctly will
need a much bigger gun than a blast cabinet uses which means a heck
of alot more cfm. CAN you do it with what you have? If you dont mind
blasting in small spurts and standing around waiting for the
compressor to catch up, yes. Can you do a job as well as a pro
blasting shop and be happy with your results, probably not. Your
blast area or pattern (area being cleaned) will also be much smaller
meaning more time behind the gun. How much time you got? More
important is do you have the proper safety equipment? For your health
& safety, you really need a full body suit and head gear to cover
EVERYTHING on your body. Pressurized dust will get into the smallest
crack you can imagine. You also would need an air line with an
outside source to breath fresh air as you dont want to breath in any
dust, paint, rust or other harmful things you will create. If you
want to clean up some parts in a cabinet I'd say have a blast (pun
intended)and go do it. For the $600-800 a shop might charge I'd let
the pros do the car itself. Just my opinion.


J
 
V

vaircrazy

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Craig Taylor
<alaskanamphi@g...> wrote:
> I'm in the market for a bead blast system to do my Amphi with. I
have a 6hp compressor that puts out 6.5 CFM @ 90 psi. Anyone out
there recommend a blast system that could do the job?. I plan on
using plastic around the car to contain the blast media.
>
> Craig in Alaska
> Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)

Craig,
You can do it if you double the size of your tank or more, it is
volume and lots of it. My blaster I built holds a 100 pound bag of
sand or bead material. I use a 1/8 inch nozzle and can only blast 15
minutes and break for 15 to let the compressor cool(it runs
continuous) and I have two upright tanks about 140 gals. Now with
glass bead you might get away with a smaller tip which would allow a
lot less air. Remember to cover everything in the room you will find
blast material in places you would not expect it.

Mike Bayman
Urbana,Ohio
 
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Craig Taylor

Guest
Re: Re: Bead Blasting an Amphi

Thanks John... I have the time. I work two weeks on and two weeks off on the
pipeline here in Alaska. So I'm tempted to try it. If for nothing else I could
do the rusty areas and leave the rest for a shop. Thanks for the advise.

Craig in Alaska
Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)


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Bill Connelly

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I'm in the market for a bead blast system to do my Amphi with. I have a 6hp
compressor that puts out 6.5 CFM @ 90 psi. Anyone out there recommend a
blast system that could do the job?. I plan on using plastic around the car
to contain the blast media.

Craig in Alaska
Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)

================

I'd suggest asking either Billy Syx of East Coast Amphicar (see
www.amphicar.net/eca for telephonic contact info) or Dave the Wave at
Midwest Amphicar www.midwestamphicar.com for their reccomendations.

~Bilgey~




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