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Title: Badger 260 Mini Abrasive Gun
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on November 30, 2006, 11:13:56 PM
 Does anybody use a Badger 260 Mini Abrasive Gun  Im thinking of getting one and wonder how good they are.  thanks . Peter
Title: Re: Badger 260 Mini Abrasive Gun
Post by: FullLeatherJacket on December 01, 2006, 11:20:51 AM
Peter
I have several Badger airbrushes but I haven't used one of these blasters. Badger stuff is well-made but I'd avoid using those cans of propellant - VERY expensive! If you have a compressor and you do buy one of these I'd be interested to know how you get on with it.
Title: Re: Badger 260 Mini Abrasive Gun
Post by: Turbulent on December 31, 2006, 10:40:05 AM
these are good for general coverage, but no good for detail work.
Title: Re: Badger 260 Mini Abrasive Gun
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on December 31, 2006, 10:49:12 AM
What is the Finnish like I want to use it to remove paint from a few steam engines and also to prepare the surface of brass for paint,  Peter
Title: Re: Badger 260 Mini Abrasive Gun
Post by: Stavros on December 31, 2006, 03:25:54 PM
If you are going to use one BEWARE having sandblasted quite a few things in the past from car components to a 43ft yacht BEWARE.The dust that these little guns can create is tremendous,the flying grit goes EVERYWHERE.
If you do buy one build yourself a cabinet,and for goodness sake wear EYE protection and I dont just mean ordinarry glasses but PROPER gogles and leather gloves and last but not least a PROPER Dust mask,as it will be horroble dust that will be produced from the reaction or the grit particles versus any part that is to be cleaned
Title: Re: Badger 260 Mini Abrasive Gun
Post by: Tug on December 31, 2006, 08:40:14 PM
"would these handle the glass beads?"

would be less destructive to lungs and surfaces than oxide dust