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Old 01-05-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hello. I'm new to the forum, so thanks for having me.

I have a small, part-time business restoring classic cars, and have decided to purchase soda/media blasting equipment. If possible, I may want to branch out to do other blasting (graffiti, mold, soot, etc), if there is a market for it. I have been looking at the PROBLAST CRS equipment, as it handles many different types of media. Does anyone here have any information on the company or their equipment?

There seems to be a lot of equipment out there, and I'm probably going to end up investing $8k-$12k in this venture, so I want to pick equipment that is versatile and reliable. Some people say that the multi-media equipment is not very good, and that you need to buy equipment specifically made for the media you are going to use.

Thank you for any thoughts that you can share.
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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Hello. I'm new to the forum, so thanks for having me.

I have a small, part-time business restoring classic cars, and have decided to purchase soda/media blasting equipment. If possible, I may want to branch out to do other blasting (graffiti, mold, soot, etc), if there is a market for it. I have been looking at the PROBLAST CRS equipment, as it handles many different types of media. Does anyone here have any information on the company or their equipment?

There seems to be a lot of equipment out there, and I'm probably going to end up investing $8k-$12k in this venture, so I want to pick equipment that is versatile and reliable. Some people say that the multi-media equipment is not very good, and that you need to buy equipment specifically made for the media you are going to use.

Thank you for any thoughts that you can share.



E-mail me. Rich@perfectocorp.com


I just spent the last 6 weeks researching blasting equipment before i made a purchase. Problast was 1 of my choices.

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Old 12-27-2008, 07:50 PM   #3
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Hello. I'm new to the forum, so thanks for having me.

I have a small, part-time business restoring classic cars, and have decided to purchase soda/media blasting equipment. If possible, I may want to branch out to do other blasting (graffiti, mold, soot, etc), if there is a market for it. I have been looking at the PROBLAST CRS equipment, as it handles many different types of media. Does anyone here have any information on the company or their equipment?

There seems to be a lot of equipment out there, and I'm probably going to end up investing $8k-$12k in this venture, so I want to pick equipment that is versatile and reliable. Some people say that the multi-media equipment is not very good, and that you need to buy equipment specifically made for the media you are going to use.

Thank you for any thoughts that you can share.
Heres the thing you can run sand blast equipment to blast every media known to man except when using softer media's like corn cob, soda and walnut shell. after blasting for 2,3 maybe 4 hours the hot heat in the compressor turns to hot moisture with out the proper air coolers and moister pots and or moister separators to remove these problems. Other wise your media will jam, cram or turn to almost like concrete in the parts at the bottom of blast pot, you'll be digging out with a screw driver for hours.

which blast pot is the best Schmidt, sandstorm re made by Soda Blaster MMLJ, or pro blast there are a few others and searched them all I ended up buying MMLJ for $34,500 COMPLETE turn key with trailer, coolers, compressor, the works! Very nice set up, I am happy with it except I wished this blog stuff was out more when I was looking at equip. You know its some ball busted work right? I had to learn most EVERY thing on my own after they saw my check cleared at the bank.

As long as you have these other parts so when you are media blasting with soda it shouldn't have to many problems maintence is key making sure everything is in good working order berfore getting to job sites.
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Screeeeeeeeew. that do not buy into one of these franchises. If you decide to buy a soda company. no.1 live in a packer or meat town, no. two get ready to have foul smells come from every poor of your body. no.3 you have to fight the ice blasters.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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no.4 there is no hope in stating a soda blasting company with the current down turn in the economy. I own a soda blasting company. I am one of the few people that own a six cubic foot pot, that is a Schmidt 6.5 cubic yard pot for soda. That means with the valve on this pot I can run 14 hours with no refill. I also have ADS 400 air dryers. This set up cost with the buildings 750,000. THE cycle will come up when you can make a profit. now is not the time. There are only a few of these pot ever built. they do have the big hoses so they are capable of 250 cfm
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I have been using Problast equipment since 2004 and it is by far the best out there. Other than very basic maintenance it pretty much just runs. I primarily run starblast media, but I also do some soda and crushed glass blasting. I have run walnut shells, sand, and potassium. The best part is that the pot empty is only 60 lbs so you can easily move it around if necessary for a mobile operation.

I am in the process of scaling back my operation a bit and have 2 used pots for sale plus a compressor and accessories. I can provide complete training if needed.

If you are interested please contact me via email at russ at
socleanblasting.com or phone at 631.467.6968.

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4 USE "BAKING SODA BLASTER"
turn key set up 210 SULLIVAN comp, 2 coolers, moisture pot set up 200 ft of hose 3 very different nozzle wet and dry. Possibly moving to San Diego, I want to set up out there with a old rusted sand blast pot, coolers, moister pot and some nifty filters. The compressor will be a good runner but look like it has been to war and back... Pulled by Fred G Sanford pick um up truck call me soda busted..... Lol
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so clean,
shoot me some prices on your used equipment. we are looking to expand.
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I think to blog is a great thing

The more a service as ours keeps this up, we gain spots on line for business keep on truck'en!
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Were not selling, but thanks for asking. Try giving Benny a CALL @ MMLJ in Huston TX, we referred him again!

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Old 02-10-2009, 03:10 AM   #11
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Thanks to this forum , I decided on a problast setup . Their site inspires a lot of confidence , b.t.w. Pretty neat.
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Hey, DeadJed and other ProBlast users, how's it working out? I just discovered their site today. Sent an inquiry to see if there are any distributors in my state, but haven't gotten an answer yet.
There's one guy in Maine listed on their Owners page, and he's about 1 hours from me. There should be room enough for both of us, right?
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:27 AM   #13
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Well,

I am waiting on some loan money to come through in the next few days or so for the blasting pot , goosenecks, etc .

What I have amassed so far :

2008 Ford F-450

XIOM 5000 System - The one off ebay that was linked on this site !!!

Sullair 250

What I'm getting ready to purchase in the next few days, weeks . :

30X 8.5 enclosed gooseneck trailer , which will be fully wrapped in 2000 d.p.i. graphics .

CRS Problast Pot

Blast suit , helmet , etc .

And a bunch of other things....hehe

I just completed a bid for a large , upscale , apartment complex , which would possibly keep me busy this entire summer , redoing all of their railing s , steps . I will be posting a bunch of pics in the next few days , and will let everyone know how everything works . Good luck everyone !
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Well , the xiom system came a few weeks ago . I haven't fired it up yet , but , I am excited to! I also got the trailer ordered last night . - 30X8.5 enclosed v nose trailer w quite a few upgrades . I am mounting my sullair 250 lengthwise towards the front of the trailer , b.t.w. I will post pics here in a few weeks when I pick the thing up! I almost there.... Next on my list is the problast pot , which I will hopefully be ordering in the next few days .

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I have two "NEW" ProBlast units available for sale. If anyone on this thread is interested drop me an email surfaceprep@sympaticol.ca

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I posted in your thread a few days ago.. Haven't heard anything back , as of today .

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Hello. I'm new to the forum, so thanks for having me.

I have a small, part-time business restoring classic cars, and have decided to purchase soda/media blasting equipment. If possible, I may want to branch out to do other blasting (graffiti, mold, soot, etc), if there is a market for it. I have been looking at the PROBLAST CRS equipment, as it handles many different types of media. Does anyone here have any information on the company or their equipment?

There seems to be a lot of equipment out there, and I'm probably going to end up investing $8k-$12k in this venture, so I want to pick equipment that is versatile and reliable. Some people say that the multi-media equipment is not very good, and that you need to buy equipment specifically made for the media you are going to use.

Thank you for any thoughts that you can share.
Did you ever get a blaster pot. Just checking because we have a 1 1/2 year old problast unit for sale. Yes they are the best.Take care !
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Got a manual? I bought a used one but no user manual came with it.

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