Need to get my trailer wheels and other bits and pieces blasted in the new year, and as usual want to do it myself rather than pay somebody to do it for me.
My limiting factor is my Compressor – 2HP, 5.7cfm max 116psi – but it’s a good bit of kit that does everything else I want it to do so don’t want to upgrade it at this stage just for this job.
So wondering if anyone has any experience of any of the following types of gear with a lower spec compressor.
Bearing in mind I'll want to use something harsh for the wheels, but something less so like ali oxide for some Ali castings.
As I see it I have 4 options.
Simple gun like a paint gun with integral container.
Like - 222250A Sand blaster Spray Gun Grit Shot Blasting, Car Truck Paint Rust Remover | eBay
This looks like it would work for me with limited power as the media has less far to travel to the gun, but looks like it will keep need refilling and is a ‘suction’ system
Pressurised pot style
Like - SAND BLASTING MACHINE SAND BLASTER NEW 5 GALLON CT175 | eBay
Again I like this as the compressor can keep topping up the pressure vessel which would work well for me.
Gun with hose and pickup to stick in a bag of media.
Like - Yato professional Air sand blasting gun | eBay
Looks like it would struggle with my lower power compressor as the media is sucked up a long hose.
Open tub with a hose attached to a gun
Sealey SB993 Shot Grit Sand Blast Blasting Blaster Kit & Gun | eBay
Again this relies on the media being sucked up the hose but is a neater solution.
Anyone tried any of these?