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madman
06-22-2010, 08:43 AM
Must be getting senile. I thought i had posted this but???? anyhow couldnt find it (the post I thought id made) i wanted to use my sandblaster with baking soda what type of changes should be done to enable this? Thanx Mike

Davidhcnc
06-22-2010, 08:49 AM
Empty out the sand.

Fill with Baking Soda:)

Dr Stan
06-22-2010, 11:43 AM
Here's the thread I found on the Hot Rodders forum

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/soda-blasting-cheap-128088.html

PTSideshow
06-22-2010, 12:39 PM
here is your other thread
(http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=42057):D

madman
06-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Yeah must be going nuts. I did use the search feasture on the hSM site as i thought i had already posted this but couldnt find it. My computer is phasing in and out a LOT with the screen going almost black then back up again and so on. Might have something to do with posts?? Hope so. Anyways thanx Appreciated Mike sorry biout the double posting I apologize'

Rex
06-23-2010, 01:14 PM
The Eastwood link to the conversion kit is broke.

What I want to know it:

What does the conversion consist of?

Will soda blasting remove rust? No mention of rust removal in the Eastwood material

Rex
06-23-2010, 01:20 PM
The Eastwood link to the conversion kit is broke.

What I want to know it:

What does the conversion consist of?

Will soda blasting remove rust? No mention of rust removal in the Eastwood material

I found and downloaded the instructions.

What about cutting rust?

Dr Stan
06-23-2010, 02:09 PM
The Eastwood link to the conversion kit is broke.

What I want to know it:

What does the conversion consist of?

Will soda blasting remove rust? No mention of rust removal in the Eastwood material

try here: http://www.eastwood.com/soda-blasting/pressure-blaster-conversion-kits/soda-blasting-retro-fit-kit.html

PTSideshow
06-23-2010, 04:26 PM
It doesn't remove rust, it is for paint and grime removal only. IT is a mild abrasive. It is not a cure all,
Here is the other thread with dry ice removal link (http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=42057)
To remove rust to bare metal you will have to use some form of a more aggressive abrasive media.
:D

Ed ke6bnl
06-23-2010, 04:54 PM
Soda blasting can have issues with the painting process if not removed totally before painting.

Looks like the kit major difference is the purge hose to free a clog. If I find time I will try to throw together some parts for my pressure blaster to try. That find some time my be some time from now. ED

GKman
06-23-2010, 07:44 PM
My little sandblaster loves to make water at the nozzle in humid weather. I can imagine the clogs trying to use baking soda. Don't commercial sized units (that work) have a refrigeration system to dry the air?