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      11-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #23
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walnut shells in the intake scares me...try Seafoam.
Lol....BMW uses walnut to media blast the intake valves
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Guys what type of compressor did you use?

Speaking to a blasting media specialist today he reccomended going with a 14 cfm compressor for walnut shell blasting (12 cfm at minimum) which are almost $900 alone, then the blast kit with nozzle is $175, and $100 for a vac...

The prices start to escalate quite quickly when you have to spend that much on a compressor... I was hoping to buy one of those cheap 2HP compressors for $200?

Can you do the blasting at short intervals (10 seconds stop, then wait 10 seconds) with a cheap compressor? And can you just use a domestic vacuum cleaner to suck the shells out?
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Guys what type of compressor did you use?
Speaking to a blasting media specialist today he reccomended going with a 14 cfm compressor for walnut shell blasting (12 cfm at minimum) which are almost $900 alone, then the blast kit with nozzle is $175, and $100 for a vac...
The prices start to escalate quite quickly when you have to spend that much on a compressor... I was hoping to buy one of those cheap 2HP compressors for $200?
Can you do the blasting at short intervals (10 seconds stop, then wait 10 seconds) with a cheap compressor? And can you just use a domestic vacuum cleaner to suck the shells out?
Many people have used this blaster

http://www.harborfreight.com/portabl...kit-37025.html

and this compressor
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00012X7NO/...SIN=B00012X7NO

See this thread:
http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16734
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      05-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #26
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Well that compressor is mere 3.8 cfm @ 90psi, if that does the job of effectively cleaning the intake I guess any 2.5 HP compressor would adequately do it!

Thanks for that link, I already had the DIY printed out
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unfortunately they do not ship to EU
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