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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 12, 2010 01:04AM

Ran across a link to this on the main MGE board. Thougt I'd pass it on since a lot of folks don't look there very often... There's a text write up w/pics & a link to a video showing it being used...

[www.aircooledtech.com]


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: July 12, 2010 10:06AM

Thanks, Rob. A nice thing to know, especially when I have three Mikuni DCOEs to clean up for the MGA. I might even try it on the Midget's intake parts as well.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
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02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: britcars
Date: July 12, 2010 05:35PM

Hey Bill, I like the lumberjack outfit you're wearing in the pic of a younger Bill Young in your avatar. ;~)
Phil O


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(973 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: Dan B
Date: July 13, 2010 08:48AM

He's a lumberjack and he's OK!


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

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10/17/2009 11:28PM

Main British Car:
Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: October 28, 2010 07:39PM

Dang ! And I went and spent 400.00 for one ! That's the cheap one from Eastwood , but it works great !

Great idea but you should buy the soda that is made for blasting it will cut faster and better and it does not cost that much, also you will want to clean the parts real good as the soda leaves a residue that you can't really see.
If you are going to paint what you blasted if you don't clean it real good and I mean real good the paint will fail !

Who ever thought that up did real good , you could rig that up in your bead blasting cabinet as I don't think the soda would hurt the glass beads at all and I think would be removed by the vacuum when you use the glass bead gun. You would have a two for one'r ! Soda is so gentle yet powerful that it is perfect for carbs and such.


flitner
John Fenner
Miami Fl
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03/11/2010 10:58AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB 350 CHEVY

Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: flitner
Date: October 29, 2010 12:57AM

Just was talking to my A&P buddy and he was telling me about using cut up credit card fragments in his blast cabinet and how it strips the paint very effectivly and does not shot peen the metal & or remove plating as in cadmium. It even leaves the etched part #s intact on valve seats, shafts and such.


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

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Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: October 29, 2010 10:03PM

I can see two problems with that ;
(1) Where would you get enough credit cards to cut up to make a cubic foot or so to blast with !
(2) How would you find the time to cut them all up in tiny pieces !


flitner
John Fenner
Miami Fl
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03/11/2010 10:58AM

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1972 MGB 350 CHEVY

Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: flitner
Date: November 01, 2010 03:56PM

Its already set up in media form and sold in drums or pails,i'm waiting on a link to get some then i'll post where to get it.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

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1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: November 01, 2010 06:38PM

Rob.

Posted the link on a couple of other forums. It's a big hit.

Rick


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: November 01, 2010 08:49PM

Showed this credit card thing to the lovely Lynne and she's horrified.
" Who would do that to a perfectly innocent card? What kind of people are you?"
Then she thought that it could be used for some sort of dermal abrasion treatment.
And all's good in the world again.
Cheers
Fred


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 02, 2010 10:49AM

That's one very special girl ya got there Fred.

JB


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1266 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: November 03, 2010 03:00AM

Yep,
26 years and still ticking.

Hey, has anybody seen the air powered sand pail? It's basically a very large funnel with an air nozzle at the bottom to agitate the sand. Built one a while ago from plans from somewhere... might even have been here? The thing works perfectly, just turn on the air and drop in the parts. Use a regulator or your going to be cleaning up for a while. I will try to locate the plans and post them.

Cheers
Fred


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: simple home made soda blaster for small parts
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 03, 2010 09:59AM

Hadn't heard of that one but I've got a vibratory tumbler that works pretty good for small parts. Uses no air. Makes a little noise though.

JB


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