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What To Get. Frequently Asked Questions
  • What To Get. Frequently Asked Questions

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    Important definitions.

    ⚠️ Psi pressure that results when a force of one pound-force is applied to a one-square-inch area.

    ⚠️ CFM CFM measures the volume of air, in cubic feet, for each minute it moves. In the case of an air compressor, CFM indicates how much air can move per minute.

    ⚠️ SCFM SCFM measures this value based on 'ideal' temperature and pressure conditions, while CFM measures the 'actual' air flow rate.

    ⚠️ MOHS Mohs hardness, rough measure of the resistance of a smooth surface to scratching or abrasion. Scale from 1 to 10. 1 being soft 10 being the hardest.

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    Updated on February 12 2024.

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    ⚠️ All we do small pots.

    We offer kits for small pots. We only ship to USA No Outside USA Sales.

    Keeping it simple.

    We only offer one complete kit our popular Relocation Kit.

    We offer consumables with fast shipping.

    OUR KITS

    ⚡⚡The Relocation Kit™

    Save your 💰 money this is the kit to buy.

    The Best Kit we offer for any small pot. Popular pots Harbor Freight, Central Pnuematic, Eastwood, ALC, Allsource, and other over the counter or discount store pot blasters.

    Proper adjusting will conserve expensive media and provide better blast results.

    The Relocation Kit allows the operator to use it as a main ball valve delete, you can use a 1/2 ball valve as an off and on control leaving your air and media controls set and ready to blast. With better then factory parts it's our most popular kit.

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    ⚡Tap Kit™

    Our Tap Kit is our original Remote mounted Ball Valve kit. It's the only kit we offer for ANY CABINET. This is a pot to cabinet kit.

    Universal fit to any cabinet.

    Use your pot to Tap your cabinet. This kit provides fast hook up to your cabinet. Pressure pots will always beat syphon systems.

    Simple and economical. easy install. Connect directly to you 1/2 blast hose. Conventional or with our relocation kit.

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    ⚡Mini VamPiro is an INLINE pnuematic control kit that mounts to the end of your blast hose. Lite and compact toggle switch control. On and Off simple and reliable.

    Nozzle Sizes.

    Our customer base demands readily available nozzles in the most practical sizes for media blasting, our customer base is CFM limited so we provide those smaller sizes. Select the best nozzle size to avoid excessive recovery time.

    ⚡Ceramic Type 1 3.75 inch glazed and fused ceramic/aluminia. The ONLY Sizes we offer are:

    1/8

    5/32

    3/16.

    Please refer to product page for chart CFM ratings and usage

    ⚡Nozzle Holder selection.

    These are simply the best and most practical nozzle holders designed and made for small pots.

    ⚡ HuraKano ™.

    Uses the 3.75 inch ceramic nozzle. Ported Venturi steel concentrator. The only ported nozzle holder designed for the Harbor Freight pot. Used for panels or larger surfaces.

    Heavy loud and boosted.

    ⚡ EL Fang ™

    Uses a 3.75 inch ceramic nozzle.

    Caged steel nozzle holder. The cage protects your nozzle tip and can be used as a guide. Uses for panel or detail work. Our most popular seller.

     

    ⚡HP manifold:

    We offer a high flow conventional lower or relocation manifold. It can be mounted at the bottom or side of a blast pot. It can also be used as a remote manifold.

    Sizes available 3/8×3/8×1/2

    1/2×1/2 ×1/2

    HP manifold is a buffered media fed and ported media feed with a 45 degree air feed. It's designed clear bottom pots. It has a larger mix capacity compared to stock manifolds.

    IT'S YOU NOT THE POT.

    Operator error is the most common issue, low CFM, improper adjusting, mismatched nozzle to CFM, over or under filling the pot, moisture, damp media or unsifted media.

    ⚠️Trouble shooting/ Pot issues.

    Moisture is simply the most common issue encountered by users.

    Symptoms including erratic flow, spuddering, clogs at the bottom manifold/ hose and or nozzle.

    ⚠️ Extended periods of blasting will cause moisture, EXAMPLE: You start blasting then after a period of time you experience erratic discharge, spuddering, or no media flow.

    *First check nozzle selection make sure your nozzle is matched to your compressors output of PSI and CFM.

    * CFM and compressor go hand in hand, to low CFM and you will experience RECOVERY time. You compressor fails to maintain pressure to your pot, to much air required by your nozzle that your compressor can't keep up. Always select nozzle that is appropriate for your compressor set up.

    * Sift Media ALWAYS.

    Yes it's a hassle, but always sift media even new bagged media.

    Media selection.

    Always use the proper media for your application.

    Refer to the MOHS scale this will help you understand between hard and soft media, rounded, sub-angular and angular.

    ⚡Hard medias= Sand, Coal slag, Aluminum oxide ,10× crushed glass.

    ⚡Soft medias= Sodium Bicarbonate, walnut shells, glass beads, corn cob.

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    ☠️ Safety Gear

    Blasting comes with all sorts of hazards. Always use proper safety equipment. Pot blasting:

    Blast in a well ventilated space. Use a high velocity fan to push away airborne particles.

    * Use proper eye, hand, and respiratory protective gear.

    * prior to blasting inspection of your blast pot is a must. Check blast hose for deformities, bulges, cracks or soft spots .

    Check fittings, barbs and ball valves. Check for leaks or pin holes. Media blasting wears items, all items from fittings to nozzle holders will wear.

    ⚠️Adjusting the mix.

    Step one.

    Close ALL Ball Valves. Main, air throttle and media mix ball valve.

    Step two.

    Pressurize your pot. Do not exceed manufacturers recommend PSI ratings. Small pots 60 to 120 most pots have a pressure relief valve set at 125 psi.

    Step three.

    Open the main ball valve. ( main ball valve control) hold nozzle point away from you,

    Step Four.

    Slowly open air throttle ball valve at the same time slowly open media ball valve.

    Do this slowly and gradually.

    Step four.

    See the tip of the nozzle, notice the mix is getting blurry. This is sometimes called the FLAME. The mix should be more air then media.

    Adjusting will provide the best results.

    Common issues are overloading the system. This is done when you open either the air throttle or the media mix valve to much.

    ⚡3/8 or 1/2.

    The most asked question. Is the most simple.

    In media blasting bigger is always better. You got to have that CFM ! Most want to open their Harbor Freight pot from 3/8 to 1/2 but most will never take true advantage of this modification.

    Some will open the bottom in order to increase media flow or prevent clogs. Clogs will always occur if you don't have an adequate dryer system, fail to sift media or store you media inside the pot for extended periods.

    A stock 3/8 pot can easily support 60 plus CFM. It's flow restriction is that small bottom manifold. If it's your desire to build up your system 1/2 is the way to go, this means an increase of compressor power CFM is KING!

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