Tools for the job...Home built Vapour blaster

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Tools for the job...Home built Vapour blaster

Post by carlsburg » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:35 am

Hello all,
I haven't been on here for a while, things are looking as good as ever. so its coming to the end of the summer and I must start my KR1S restoration project.. but i'm still riding it as the sun is out.

In the meantime I was looking into vapour blasting for the various engine casings and decided to have a go at building one for myself.
I started looking at a few pictures and got the basics and went to work on converting 2 old clip top oil drums, a plastic barrel, and a foul water pump into a functioning vapour blaster. here are some pictures of the unit.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... b5f166.jpg

The Apprentice Hard at work..

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... 3fa8ce.jpg

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... 4a9421.jpg
bottom water barrel with the pump.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... d168da.jpg

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... 86ba9a.jpg
before blasting,
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... e08204.jpg
after...
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... 75cf10.jpg
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae26 ... 2f8a79.jpg

If you're local to sudbury suffolk, I can clean your parts for some beer money...
please ask any questions.....

thanks
Jason..

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Re: Tools for the job...Home built Vapour blaster

Post by Luders » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:04 am

Here's the pics chaps...

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Post by carlsburg » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:30 am

Thanks for sorting the pictures...

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Re: Tools for the job...Home built Vapour blaster

Post by KR-1R » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:04 am

some right inventing going on... it that a windshield wiper?

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go to bed now or I'll put you in the chamber :)

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Post by carlsburg » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:31 pm

yes it's a wiper blade, without it you can't see a thing...

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Post by fred » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:39 pm

looking good, is it air and suds or just like a pressure washer set up ? i`ve never seen these before,

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Post by Howie » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:23 pm

That's brilliant Jason =D>

I love home made kit
There's nothin' worse than a blabber-mouth cat

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Re: Tools for the job...Home built Vapour blaster

Post by carlsburg » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:21 pm

The way it works is,
In the blue barrel there are very fine glass beads (media), and water, there is a foul water pump in the tank that is suspended above the media level when settled (the glass sinks when it's switched off). when the pump is on, the outlet is split, one half goes back into the bottom of the barrel to agitate the water and media, the other half is fed into the gun in the chamber. so you get a slurry of glass beads and water being forced through the gun. Then air is fed into the flow of media, accelerating it out of the nozzle and onto the work piece.

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