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Most people have heard of sandblasting, a process in which parts are cleaned by blasting a mixture of high-pressure air and sand.At this speed, the sand will roughen and remove paint, rust, and general goo, leaving a clean surface.One downside to this process is that inhaling the silica dust from the sandblasting process can lead to a lung disease called silicosis, which is incurable and can even lead to death.

[Roger] wanted to clean his motorcycle parts and decided to build a wet media blast cabinet.Unlike sandblasting, wet media sandblasting mixes the cleaning medium with water instead of air.Spray the medium and water slurry on the parts that need to be cleaned, and the effect is the same as sandblasting, without any dust.
It is clear from the pictures that the main blasting chamber is made of a 55 gallon plastic bucket.It even has a removable cover on one side for easy loading of parts.To install the window, a large hole was made in the roller.Look closely – there’s even a windshield wiper on the inside of the window to help see what’s being cleaned!
Below the blast chamber is another plastic drum cut in half.This is used as a mud tank.Conventional pool pumps are used to agitate the slurry mixture and power the nozzles.Overall, [Roger] is pleased with the blast cabinet he made from the parts he found and says it has become his all-time favorite cleaning device.The resulting surface finish of the parts is well worth the effort of building the blast cabinet, he says.
Just wondering, but can’t you avoid silicosis by wearing a mask?Oh I don’t know, masks?Of course it’s a crazy idea, but it works.While nice, I’m sure it costs a lot less than professional gear.
That’s how my company grew: I use dry ice pellets instead of sand for blasting.Simply open the vents to expel carbon dioxide.The particles explode through sublimation and impact, blowing all the trash and trash off the part without affecting the finish at all.
Rule 1.) Don’t use “sand” (SiO2) to blast parts – the word blasting is a bit misleading!–
In normal sandblasting of metal parts, pure sand is strictly prohibited!- Yes, it’s cheap, but you’re also paying for your health.
– You will be inhaling dust pollution when removing the mask and cleaning up – Example: Miner’s wife also develops pneumoconiosis (substituting carbon for SiO2) while washing her husband’s clothes – There are applications where SiO2 is used for blasting, but only additional Gear and safety, not recommended for normal tinkerers
2.) Use a real certified blasting compound – yes, this includes different forms of SiO2 as well as “Corrund” – use a blasting chamber where applicable – wear a dust mask
I can’t see dust, so that’s okay: what you can’t see might still be there!– The problem is that the SiO2 is broken down into sharp pieces, small enough to enter the smallest parts of the lungs where normal lung cleaning (coughing) cannot expel them.
The body will surround the small part with tissue and more tissue…until there is no lung tissue left – very similar to COP.
This is very similar to pneumoconiosis in historic or unprotected coal miners, but most similar to asbestos.
A good vacuum and filter setup essentially eliminates dust problems in a blast cabinet.They should not be used without one.
Cool…media blasting is great, but as long as I can get away with it, I prefer vibrating the media roller…put the parts in and do other stuff….
In my experience dry blasting is the roughest and messiest.Yes, a vacuum is needed, but these things are everywhere anyway.Wet blasting produces a nice matte finish, we use a fine glass ball blasting medium, with the added benefit that parts only need to be rinsed and purged and cleaned.Tumbling with wet plastic pellets will almost produce a polishing effect, but it will take longer.sublimation glass tumbler with bamboo lid

Post time: Jul-20-2022