If I can get my beadblasting thing up and running, I may just start a yoyo beadblasting bussiness for the people, so if you can help that would be great!
Hi guys, I recently got myself a beadblasting set up similar to this image below.
The blasting gun is up to 90 psi MAX. I want to know is this good enough to blast a yoyo. My dad is a general building contracter and has the right Air compresser for the job. It is no cheesy cheap device. My dad has several compressers, and he has 2 that are really nice and expencive, and I know can handle the job. One of my other problems is I don’t know what type of media is fine enough for the media gun. (P.S. I am using an alluminum beach chair as my testing subject)
I used salt, salt worked but was very weak and you couldn’t tell much of a diffence.
I used walnut shells, and they sorta worked, but not too well, and for some reason, didn’t shoot out of the media gun at a constant rate. It would work for the first couple sec or so and then die out. I used the walnut shells I use in my lizards cage I got at PetCo.
I also used glass beads, which just made it rougher and had a bumpy feel to it. It seemed to do the exact oppisite of what I wanted it to do. It made more friction. I feel that these glass beads should have worked, and I can think of two things off of the top of my head preventing this from working. Maybe the gun needs to shoot out the beads faster, and the 90 psi MAX is too slow for the blasting process and I need to get a better gun. (Because the gun here was the only thing kinda cheap. I got it for $15 at a surplus hardware store.) Or, maybe the glass beads were not fine enough.
Also, should I try other things. I have heard of soda. Do you mean like Cokeacola, or like baking soda, or what?
Please help if you know what you are talking about. Thank you verry much, I would greatly appriciate help!