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Sandblaster for powerwasher?


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Anyone ever use one of these kits?

I never knew such a thing existed. The ad i seen showed it working really well (but, it was an ad).

The kit is like 100 bucks....it says atleast a 3000psi powerwasher is recommended....mines 2800psi.

Just curious if anyones used one and if they are worth a shit?
 


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I've seen the ads too. Never used one but interested...
 

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I have it but haven’t tried it yet. It’s been sitting there for over a year. I need to get some media.
 

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What’s the deal? Like a sand blaster but with less dust? Don’t need a big compressor?
 

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From what I understand, less dust and less likely to warp panels.
 

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What’s the deal? Like a sand blaster but with less dust? Don’t need a big compressor?

Nope...no compressor needed. It works with your power washer
 

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there was a long infomercial ad for a company that made this machine that was so huge it came on a tandem axle trailer, think it was called “dustless blasting” Thats what im reminded of reading your post, maybe its similar but on a much smaller scale.
 

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Those dustless ones have a vacuum around the nozzle to collect the dust, the pressure washer ones are just a simple siphon, some people just use play sand that's been sifted and dried... I've seen them but not gotten far enough to get one, there are options on Amazon for dumb cheap...
 

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using regular sand as a media is a good great way to get silicosis in your lungs.
 

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Ive heard about crushed walnut shells being a good idea, really anything in a dust/ ground up form leaving a cloud in the air is bad to breathe, Even water blasting since you also are taking off rust/paint/ect. invest in a good respirator! I did a lot of stupid things growing up (but not knowingly) and if I had a respirator I might not be in the shape im in today. Have one now but obviously doesn’t undo the past.
 

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using regular sand as a media is a good great way to get silicosis in your lungs.
That's the reason wet sand blasting is touted as so much better. The water stops a lot of the silica from getting into the air into the air.

I've been thinking about one, but I question how well they will work with an electric pressure washer. I won't buy a large gas unit because I don't use it often enough to keep it running. I go for the bigger electric ones, usually on sale. Use it a few times over a few years and it's paid for itself, toss it and get another. I think my current is the electric from Harbor Freight, the Bauer 2300 maybe.

I questionif the 2300 would be enough to do the job. Even going bigger with a 3000+ I've read in the past that the electric units don't flow enough to work for wet sand blasting. I've got several things I want to try it on, I'm just too confidant that I will get discouraged by the performance. Will probably just try to get a big pile together and hire it out to a local company that does it. They can also add in protectants to keep it from flash rusting before I can get a protective coating back in place.

If someone tries it, please post up your results. Might be the make or break on getting a kit to try it myself.
 

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That's the reason wet sand blasting is touted as so much better. The water stops a lot of the silica from getting into the air into the air.

I've been thinking about one, but I question how well they will work with an electric pressure washer. I won't buy a large gas unit because I don't use it often enough to keep it running. I go for the bigger electric ones, usually on sale. Use it a few times over a few years and it's paid for itself, toss it and get another. I think my current is the electric from Harbor Freight, the Bauer 2300 maybe.

I questionif the 2300 would be enough to do the job. Even going bigger with a 3000+ I've read in the past that the electric units don't flow enough to work for wet sand blasting. I've got several things I want to try it on, I'm just too confidant that I will get discouraged by the performance. Will probably just try to get a big pile together and hire it out to a local company that does it. They can also add in protectants to keep it from flash rusting before I can get a protective coating back in place.

If someone tries it, please post up your results. Might be the make or break on getting a kit to try it myself.
My gas unit i got from lowes like 10 years ago. I dont use it much. Maybe 4-5 times during the summer. Other then being a bitch to start after sitting all winter its never gave me a lick of trouble. Other then replacing the hose...which was my fault i let it lay on the exhaust once lol.

Its a 2800psi troy bilt with a briggs.

The kit recommends 3000psi but im really thinking about spending the 100 bucks anf being the test mule for it.

But i was hoping someone already had lol
 

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