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Old 07-19-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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Wink Mr.SandBlasty meets miata

Picked up a sandblaster secondhand today from a local classified to freshen up some pieces before I bolt them on the new motor i'm building.
All pieces came out just as though they were new.

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dang... i need a sandblaster now.. thoes look nice
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I loved when I had mine, I'd look for stuff to blast just because I like watching all the old **** come off. lol
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:53 AM   #4
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I loved when I had mine, I'd look for stuff to blast just because I like watching all the old **** come off. lol
Haha i know right
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What did it cost?
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:21 AM   #6
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125 with a full bag of sand
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nice... i dont think this constitutes a 56k warning though
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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What media were you using? Just plain sand?

Also what compressor do you have. I've heard lots of conflicting information regarding compressor capacity needed to blast small parts like this.

Those pieces look GREAT!
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:05 AM   #9
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all prepped and ready for paint!
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I wouldn't have sandblasted that throttle body. Hope you don't mind it leaking.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:30 AM   #11
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wash that throttle body and oil pan REAL GOOD if you want your engine to last more than a few hundred miles.

and next time, use something non-abrasive on internal engine parts. corn cob, walnut, whatever.
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I used actually used the finest media sand thats available for all these parts.
The sand resembles cooking flour lol
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All the more reason to make sure those parts are washed spotlessly clean. Abrasives will get between the TB shaft & bushing and grind them down. If a a big enough chunk got wedged in there you might end up with a sticky throttle.
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Could he just steam clean the TB? In my experience steam removes even the smallest of dust and debris.
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All the more reason to make sure those parts are washed spotlessly clean. Abrasives will get between the TB shaft & bushing and grind them down. If a a big enough chunk got wedged in there you might end up with a sticky throttle.
Thanks for the info, i,ll take apart the TB to make sure nothings stuck inside.
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I noticed that anti-corrosion plating was removed from all fittings. Hope you like steel rusting prematurely, unless you're painting everything Honda-Tech style.
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this is totally off topic with the thread..

while i have the turbo in pieces right now does anyone recommend i port the waste gate?
i dont plan to run low boost, as much boost as i can more or less is more like it really.

anyone?

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Old 07-19-2009, 08:48 PM   #18
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might as well. or send it to begi and have them do it.
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Good I love eBay but my wallet hates me.
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makes me want a sandblaster
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