My CMR XL lol and a 300blk fightlite raider
I am impressed with this little blast cabinet I got from Tractor Supply.
With 70 grit Aluminum Oxide from Harbor Freight. That was all they had.
It’s funny that I used my brother’s Harbor Freight cabinet last weekend.
The Jobsmart from Tractor Supply was cheaper and works much better.
I tried running some coal slag in it, but it was too coarse for it.
I added a filter/separator to the air supply line. Highly recommend this.
I’ll be applying the Cerakote in the morning. And my results here shortly after.
How about a photo of something you’ve blasted, pre paint? Maybe a pre blast, blast and then coating series?
Sure thing. I’ll be resuming this project in the morning.
Didn’t get to it today. Another project jumped in the way.
I decided to build a bake cabinet in my work room.
Trying to bake parts in the oven is not ideal, at all.
I’ll take a couple pictures of the cabinet, as well.
That’s a really nice job
Yes. This. Unless you’re running air tools (not spray equipment), then you want a filter and oiler (you don’t need the oiler but should then be good about manually lubing your, uh, tools…never mind… ). Moisture is your enemy in all instances and with compressed air, it will manifest itself.
I like the blast cab.
Very interested in the bake cabinet project. Ive been thinking of plans to build one for my shop as well cause i think i could build one myself a hell of alot cheaper then buying one. The oven is ok for pistols and such but i need to be able to cure shotgun parts and hunting rifle parts and alot of them want even fit in the dang oven. Keep us updated on your bake cabinet please sir im sure there’s others here interested as well.
Lots of pictures to post. Here we go.
First, the bake cabinet:
It gradually gets up to 287 degrees. So I started my bake at 250 for 1 hour 30 minutes.
A few pictures of parts I worked on today.
A before and after set of the firearm, my Taurus G2c.
The slide color is Midnight Bronze, but it looks much lighter in the pics.
I am extremely pleased with the results.
Good stuff @ValorSolo, thanks for sharing. I’m digging the hot box/bake cabinet.
Thanks. I’m gonna shop around for a better element that will run at 300 degrees.
Stole this one from an electric grill that hasn’t been used for 10 years or more.
The cabinet came from Walmart, around $140. Pretty decent quality for this job.
I think now I have the knowledge to Cerakote. With more practice, maybe the skill.
With the tools, cabinets and compressor bits, this was a very expensive paint job.
But the cost will decline with each new part I coat. So I plan to be coating a lot.
Anyone needs any info or tips, I’ll be glad to help. Just remember, I’m learning too.
Are you running it on 110v or 220v?
@Festus Couldn’t help it, you threw it out there.
We need one of those face palm emojis.
110, plugs right in to an outlet.
@dave67 That’s my favorite scene from that movie.
A little more Cerakote work today. All the gold bits.
Sure can’t get these pictures to do any justice at all.
@ValorSolo Charles that looks good.
Thanks. I still have a few kinks to iron out of the process.
But the results are better than I was expecting this soon.
That’s good to hear, I think it looks pretty cool.