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Old 02-19-2012, 12:45 PM
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Question tips and tricks H/F blasting cabinet

So it's raining here and trying to fix a few things in garage. I got my leaking H/F blating cabinet torn apart pretty much and looking to seal it up and do some tricks like lighting,upgrading gun (wanna do foot pedal setup) etc. So what have you guy's done to make your cabinet work better for you? Post up your tips/tricks for other members!!!!!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:28 PM
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This is a good topic. I just picked up a CraigsList deal on a 36" and am doing same.
Needed door seals and the plexi lid replaced. Looks like he already changed the gun out to a Campbell Haus unit and threw in the small shop vac he was using with it. I put a sheetrock bag in the shopvac to cut down on the dust.

What's a good all purpose media?


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Old 02-19-2012, 03:31 PM
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I use black diamond sold at northern tool. They also sell others there to kinda try by area deal I think. So fr black diamond has been decent stuff and cuts through rust decent.
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Thru mine in the trash and bought a TP tools cabinet.

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Old 02-19-2012, 04:31 PM
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That is easy if you can afford it, but with a baby on the way I can not do that. The unit is not bad needs sealing up,better light,and gun to be decent in my book. If I win lottery maybe I can get something nice one day.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:54 PM
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The TP one that is the same size as the HF is $449. The HF is 299 or 219 on sale. By the time you spend upgrading and adding lights to the HF one you are pretty darn close. ( the TP one comes with a light) Parts are available from TP. My HF one, no spare parts where available, which meant I was cutting my own plexiglass for the window. I realize it is not an option for everyone, you wanted feedback on HF stuff and I gave you some!

FWIW, I bought my TP cabinet on Craigslist and then sold the HF on Craigslist making it an even better deal.

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I've siliconed the hell out of my HF one and it still leaks....the light is terrible...its a POS....but does the job for my small parts...

I got mine for less than $200....but you get what you pay for.
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Mine is a SandyJet. Looks like they are around $350 new. I paid $100 and got a shop vac for free.


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I won't bother telling you about my blaster....

But save the plexiglass by using the disposable plastic covers sold by TP Tools...

Also the question was asked what blast to use... and there's no right answer for that because it depends on what you're blasting and what surface you want to be left with. I have everything from Iron oxide - to walnut shells... and change it out depending on what's being worked on.

You don't want to blast some old Corvette aluminum valve covers with iron oxide... that would ruin them... so just saying it all depends.

Also if your vacuum is blowing dust in the air -- you have to be careful to not be inhaling that stuff! Use a mask at least. You can get yourself a bad case of silicosis.
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The TP one that is the same size as the HF is $449. The HF is 299 or 219 on sale. By the time you spend upgrading and adding lights to the HF one you are pretty darn close. ( the TP one comes with a light) Parts are available from TP. My HF one, no spare parts where available, which meant I was cutting my own plexiglass for the window. I realize it is not an option for everyone, you wanted feedback on HF stuff and I gave you some!

FWIW, I bought my TP cabinet on Craigslist and then sold the HF on Craigslist making it an even better deal.

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You stated in a previous thread that you threw your HF cabinet in the trash and here your selling it?
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