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Unread 10-15-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a blaster

Looking at sand/media blaster as I am starting a frame off 1989 YJ resto. Just trying to clean up the dirt/grime that his been on this rig for years. Give it a good clean, prep and paint before going back together. Been looking at air compressors for the garage for a while and obviously now wanting to add a blaster. I like the HF 110# blaster. I understand it runs at 6CFM. Having said that, can anyone recommend a decent air compressor that is the best bang for the buck knowing I want to do some general wrenching, impacts tools, media blast and light painting/spraying?

Mods... move to Paint and Body section if more appropriate.

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Unread 10-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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its going to take alot more air than 6 cfm that is min.@ 60psi. what will happen is once say a 20 gallon tank is at 150psi. You have the blaster at say 100- 125 That takes 25Cfm at 90psi. You empty the tank to 60 psi and the 6cfm air supply is running none stop and the 60psi will be not enough cowbell.

So you can do a little than wait for it fill, do some more etc.

A 25cfm to run a full 90 psi sand blaster takes a rather good air supply. To much $$$$.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
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Yea... i guess that is the million dollar question. Is there an affordable compressor that will work decently with a blaster?
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Unread 10-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Yea... i guess that is the million dollar question. Is there an affordable compressor that will work decently with a blaster?
How much are you looking to spend? One that will work with a blaster without a major hassle is 1,000+
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