27 Apr '15, 2am

DIY Wet Media Blast Cabinet

DIY Wet Media Blast Cabinet

Most people have heard of sand blasting, a process used for cleaning parts by spraying a high pressure air and sand mixture. At this speed, the sand becomes abrasive and will remove paint, rust and general gunk leaving a clean surface behind. There is one downside to the process, breathing the silica dust created by the sand blasting process can lead to a lung disease called silicosis , which is not curable and can even lead to death. [Roger] wanted to clean his motorcycle parts and decided to build a wet media blasting cabinet . Unlike sand blasting, wet media blasting mixes the cleaning media with water instead of air. The media and water slurry is sprayed at the part needing cleaning and has the same effect as sand blasting without creating any dust. As you can clearly see from the image, the main blasting chamber is made from a 55 gallon plastic drum. It even has a rem...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/04/26/diy-wet-media-blast-cabinet/

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