Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sandblast Cleaning of Copper

I was visiting Nortel last week and noticed that Peter cleans his soldered copper connections by sandblasting - cleans them up great - soooooooo

this weekend I pulled out my little table top blaster  from Romanoff - e-z Blaster
(you can get one here http://romanoff.com/store/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=894&category_id=40&option=com_virtuemart)  

I have a two hand blaster


I've had this little blaster for years and orginally use it to blast beads
2 hand ez-blaster

You hook up to a basic compressor  and it has a light inside, recycles the blast material internally, has side hand glove access, the front panel opens to place your items in - all self contained  - easy set up

Here I take items before blasting
want to take off the wax so I can clean up and redo 

take off resist and clean up 

take off resist and clean up 

I love the light inside 

and the self contained and the small footprint of the unit 
works very well - I use a small pancake compressor

connect to the foot pedal

and after


Its a flat dull copper finish - so this does away with the chemicals to clean up the resist 
I think I"ll work with this some more 

Now that its out I'm going to play with it for etching beads and cleaning copper 




2 comments:

  1. Deborah, Please tell me what media you use as the blasting material. Thanks much. Shirley in Turner, Oregon

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  2. Thank you for linking to the Romanoff Sandblaster. Our website has been updated and so the link to this product is now https://www.romanoff.com/polishing-finishing/sand-blasters.html

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