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    Keep up the great work rattle trap!
    Yes, I've been down that road not too long ago.
    I could not run the sandblasting pot, I had to run one of these.
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    But I was able to get mine up like this, which made it a little easier.
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    Wish I'd have had one of those when I built my Aspen!

    Way back when, I ran my blast cabinet off a portable 2hp compressor. Blast 15 seconds, wait 5 minutes for it to catch up, blast 15 seconds.............Kept telling myself to get a bigger compressor. One night the compressor blew a head gasket and that was the kick in the backside to get me to pry my wallet open, lol. Changed clothes and went to Menard's that night and got a Sanborn 60 gallon 7 hp 220V they had on sale for $349. With the regulator, cord and plug, etc it was still under $400. Never regretted it once. You can blast constant and it'll pump up and shut off, while never letting up on the blasting gun trigger.
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    Trying to use my big blaster is the same way Rich. 15 seconds to 15 minutes. Just can't fill that blaster tank volume as sand gets used, with the small compressor. The little blast tank works real good though.

    Quote Originally Posted by 76Beeper View Post
    Keep up the great work rattle trap!
    Yes, I've been down that road not too long ago.
    I could not run the sandblasting pot, I had to run one of these.
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    But I was able to get mine up like this, which made it a little easier.
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    Big fan of the body on the stretching rack there! Lol!
    Don't envy you using a siphon feed on a big job like that for sure. If you can believe it, I actually did my last one with one of these because of my limited air capacity! Car up on 2 foot tall stands and me crawling around on the floor underneath dragging a bag of sand around with me. Loading 2 can fulls from a Mountain Dew can with it's top cut off at a time! LOL! We all work with whatever we have, I guess.
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    That little gun works pretty well on small stuff or touch up.

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    I can relate with using the little gun.
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    That's what I started out with - and it got old real fast.
    So the next thing was the suitcase style.

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    No real progress in the garage in weeks. A little cleaning but not enough. I have been up to other things though.

    I read a comment somewhere about UV being the reason paint cures so much better out in the sun. With winter here many model car builders get extra build projects going at once, partly because it takes quite a while for primers and paints to dry. So I decided to use the cheapest way to test that comment I'd read over the summer artificially. Grabbed the old black light out of the closet. Arranged some shipping boxes into a rectangle and lined it with brighter more reflective printer paper. Laying the light across the top for several hours and turning the subject cars inside there curing gave my answer. Hard primer, paint, and also clearcoat, despite it only being 65 degrees down there. Days of waiting finished overnight. Then i brought it up in a conversation with a guy who had done sets and props for haunted houses. He added that not only was this process formerly secret to me well known, but that I would have failed if using incandescent bulbs, as according to him those don't work well at all. Interesting stuff. Well at least I think it is.
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    Have a Very Merry Christmas Everybody.
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    HO HO HO! A couple years ago when I walking into a store I had a younger kid yell at me "Hey It`s Santa! " I had a longer grey beard at the time.

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    I'm getting there too. It's about 50 50.
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    Getting a little frost on the roof? I don't have any frost up there yet but,,,,,,,,,,,,there is a little here and there elsewhere. Guess it was bound to happen sooner or later, right?
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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