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Subject: Sand Blasters
From: "Galen I. Lutz" <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 98 08:53:00 PST
I recently purchased an inexpensive bead blast cabinet to aid in the 
body-off restoration of a Model A Ford.  I had planned to wire brush the 
chassis components that are too big to get in the cabinet, but I am so 
pleased with the bead blasting that I am considering purchasing a sand 
blaster to do the frames, axles etal.  I notice there are at least two types 
of "buckets":  one is open and the media is propelled by a siphon action at 
the gun (like the blast cabinet).  The other seems to be a pressurized 
bucket that I assume propells the media by pressure from the bucket.

What are the pro's and con's of these two systems?  Is my assessment of the 
pressurized system correct?

'28 Model A, '66 Mustang

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