Sand Blasting Kit for Pressure Washer £16.55 Delivered @ Wickes
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Sand Blasting Kit for Pressure Washer £16.55 Delivered @ Wickes

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Found 28th May 2012
Re-posted due to being available again.

A Sand Blaster attachment that fits to your pressure washer.
Useful for cleaning up old gates, cars etc. It works a treat on patios as well.

States compatible with Wickes pressure washers, but this is compatible with other pressure washers as well (woolworths and b&q models have been tested). I've used this to strip down the rusted suspension on an old car and it came up like new.
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Soz 4dumb question but how do these work with a pressure washer & sand?
adeo

Soz 4dumb question but how do these work with a pressure washer & sand?



You remove the normal attachment from the end of the pressure washer lance and insert this attachment. The attachment has a hose that has a spike on the end that you stick in a bucket of sand/grit and as the water flows through the lance, the vacuum draws up the sand, mixes it with water and blasts it out of the nozzle. Then you just use it as you would a normal pressure washer.
Anyone know if this fits a Karcher pressure washer??
Ok ta might go 4 this ta op, heated
DELOS

Anyone know if this fits a Karcher pressure washer??



I can't say for definite, but Karcher attachments fit my pressure washer the same as this does, so I'd expect it to be fine.
Does it use a lot of sand per minute/hour etc just wondered how much sand u wud need for sanding old wrought iron gate ?
adeo

Does it use a lot of sand per minute/hour etc just wondered how much sand … Does it use a lot of sand per minute/hour etc just wondered how much sand u wud need for sanding old wrought iron gate ?


...and how much of a sanddune is going to be created on the ground when you are finished?
Seriously though, I'd be interested to know this as I won't want to do it on my drive if there is going to be loads of sand everywhere afterwards! (although I guess I could scoop it back up and put it back in the bucket?)
if you got the proper water turbo blaster attachement and a powerfull washer, it makes a cheaper clean alternative. Sand blast must be messy and it is only suggested for particular jobs in an enclosure where you can recycle the sand easily. I used to sandblast glass when I was a kid in my uncle workshop.



Edited by: "bobo53" 28th May 2012
Do you have to use a 'special' type of sand for this? If so, whats the cost and where do you get it from? I'm assuming the sand doesnt get anywhere near the insides of the pressure washer because its mixing near the nozzle end, but how effective is this compared to just a jet washer without sand, on something like rusty metal?
Funder

...and how much of a sanddune is going to be created on the ground when … ...and how much of a sanddune is going to be created on the ground when you are finished? :)Seriously though, I'd be interested to know this as I won't want to do it on my drive if there is going to be loads of sand everywhere afterwards! (although I guess I could scoop it back up and put it back in the bucket?)



suchafunkymonkey mentioned it mixes with water, not just sand on its own so you'd have to wait for it all to settle and dry out. Most of it will be washed into gaps on the driveway and down the street. Useful if you have a brick driveway that needs re-sanding I guess.
It doesn't use much sand/grit at all as only small amounts are pulled through (still enough to be abrasive). I used this:
http://www.centurywise.co.uk/view.asp?pid=493

If you can do the cleaning in a controlled area, you can sweep up the used grit and put it back in the bucket.
Edited by: "suchafunkymonkey" 28th May 2012
davej1710

Do you have to use a 'special' type of sand for this? If so, whats the … Do you have to use a 'special' type of sand for this? If so, whats the cost and where do you get it from? I'm assuming the sand doesnt get anywhere near the insides of the pressure washer because its mixing near the nozzle end, but how effective is this compared to just a jet washer without sand, on something like rusty metal?




Sharp sand I would think?
whichever sand, needs to be dry and running smoothly from your hand. Not sure which one would be the best over the very expensive one that they sell for the purpose and ready to use. Anyway, I used my karcher top of the range water blaster with the turbo blaster attachement and made a very good job with water only. Flaky paint comes off easily and pieces of the rasty fence where disintegrating on impact very easily.

Edited by: "bobo53" 28th May 2012
Play pit sand would be best, pretty sure its called 'silver sand'.
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