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benchtop sandblast cabinet parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 85-percent, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. 85-percent
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 323


    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,407

    Alliance Vendor
    from AUSTIN,TX

    Good news and bad news...
    #1. the glass will ALWAYS get fuckered up.
    #2 go to home depot and get 3 panes cut (of their "el cheapo" window glass)
    should cost about 15 bucks. install all 3 and remove the innermost peice when you find yourself doin' the "sandblaster lean" (so you can look through the lower right hand portion of the glass which for some reason never gets as bad as the rest of it...

    oh yeah. the clear plastic liners suck for the blaster, but make great bird cage liners.
  3. stratocaster
    Joined: Sep 21, 2005
    Posts: 179


    I use lexan.I get scraps from a plastics business. -Strat.
  4. Harbor Freight sells stick-on clear plastic sheets. I put one on inside, and outside, replace when needed.

  5. leon renaud
    Joined: Nov 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,936

    leon renaud
    from N.E. Ct.

    contact " Tip " company they sell anything you need for your blast cabinet. You can get thin lexan sheeting or rolls of this material to use under your glass it will work just fine been using it for 4 years with no problems DO NOT use plain window glass, use safety glass regular house window glass can shatter in a blast cabinet and your face is usualy right there.
  6. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,188

    Automotive Stud

    I use the clear film you put on the inside of the glass. If you wipe it off after every use it seems to help make it last a little longer. I want a light inside mine, anyone see those anywhere? :confused:
  7. my TIP cabinet has a light inside. when i bought the unit it was an option , so i'm sure they would sell it separetely
  8. 85-percent
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 323


    thanks for all the input

    85% Jimmy
  9. Paul2748
    Joined: Jan 8, 2003
    Posts: 2,250


    I got a light from Harbor freight and adapted to my cabinet, a el cheapo one

  10. Paul2748
    Joined: Jan 8, 2003
    Posts: 2,250


    I get regular window glass from a hardware store, cost about 4 bucks. Just keeping changing it when it gets buggered. I get three or so at a time so I have some on hand. I use regular window glass, cut to size. Never had a problem with it unless I hit the glass with what I'm blasting

  11. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Most hardware stores do storm door and window screen replacement. they will cut you a piece of lexan for a couple of bucks. I put a piece of window screen over the back side (just wrap it around the edge and trim with a little overlap). The screen deflects about 85% of the blast and your plexiglass lasts a lot longer. The screen is almost invisible when your using the blast cabinet, you'll hardly know it's there.


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