sand blasting tool

Chris Ranwell /

has anybody tried this sand blaster i found on amazon

Lematec AS118

Need to blast of some chrome and paint on my 1977 Sparta

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Haven't tried it, but sandblasting chrome off is a bitch. I had an industrial aero-blast cabinet that wouldn't do it unless it was already flaking off.

Also, tried blasting a puch 103 frame and whatever kinda paint they used took forever to come off.

What I'm getting at, is if an industrial blaster wouldn't do it, a cheap tool probably won't, either.

But I'm interested in seeing if that thing works. I don't have my blast cabinet anymore...

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Roughing up chrome with a sandblaster followed by a self-etching primer provides an ok base for eventually painting. Way cheaper than chrome-plating of course.

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its not gonna work. harbor freight has the same one but $20 cheaper. the gravity feed blasters suck. I tried to do some tomos wheels that were flaking off and it couldn't handle that. when it didnt clog it kinda worked for like 2 seconds and clogged again and again. I tried playground sand, fine sand, coarse sand and finally walnut shell; they all clogged and this is with an industrial 100gal air compressor. I ended up using a wire wheel on the rims. save your time and money don't get it.

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Brad William /

I've got a 3.5gpm 3500psi pressure washer with a 14hp Subaru engine. I've been curious about how effective the sand blasting attachments are for press washers. Any experience out there? Obviously it's not reclaimable/recyclable media, so cheaply had beach sand is all youre limited to. But what feedback I've seen online is encouraging.

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If you use beach or playground sand, get a full-on respirator. That shit will destroy your lungs.

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You can try with acid. Chrome plating is easly striped with muriatic acid, but usualy nickel plating is beneath chrome and for that one you will need sandblasting

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