Rebuilding a vintage motorcycle involves cleaning a lot of extremely dirty parts with 30-40 years of grime on them. You’re never going to get them cleaned with elbow grease and dish rags. You need a heavy duty cleaning tool, something Tim Taylor would build, something with power. Today’s DIY Wednesday tip will help you go from old and dirty to new and sparkly, a DIY soda blaster cabinet for less than fifty bucks. Tip and photos courtesy of Robert Teegarden. (Note: this DIY assumes you have an air compressor and air gun).
- Large Rubbermaid Box
- Small shop light
- Rack to rest parts on
- Small piece of plexiglass
- Air Hose
- 1/4″ Vinyl Hose
- 2 PVC couplers that your hand fits through
- Rubber Gloves
Cut the lid of the Rubbermaid container for your plexiglass. Make your cut 1 inch smaller than the plexi on all sides to allow room to epoxy the plexi to the lid.
Epoxy the plexiglass to the lid. Use something heavy like bricks to hold the plexiglass while it dries.
Insert and attach your rubber gloves into the PVC couplers. Hook up your air hose to your compressor. Take your vinyl tube, put a small slice in one end, about 2 inches from the tip. Tape and insert your air gun into the tube as shown below. Place the other end in a box of baking soda.