I'm still at it -
I bought one of those little gravity pistol gun spot blasters a while ago and it works pretty good but the hopper is just too small.
Yesterday, I bought one of the HF open bucket style, on sale ~$25. I tried it out with coal slag. It took about half a bag to blast a rear tow hook and I was able to recover a lot of the media by using a tarp as it was recommended above. I've read conflicting reports about being able to reuse coal slag.
One mod I did to the bucket blaster was drastically shorten the hose to 3'.
Another BIG improvement is I now have a 60 gallon compressor and it works really well! Especially with die grinder, cutoff wheels, needle scaler - total game changer.
I have yet to try the pot blaster with the 60 gallon compressor. I need to get a new valve because I ruined the original one by trying to meter air with the ball valve instead of having it full on or full off. What an amateur move!
Pretty happy with how the towhook turned out but it is more pitted than I expected. Bought it on ebay from deadjeepparts and it came black spraybombed over the rust. Forgot to take a before photo.
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