Charlie and I built this sand blasting booth. It is one of those nice to have tools. Having some of these types of tools just makes things go faster. When I am looking at a car at the swap meet I am only looking at the car not the lettering. It should really be called a baking soda blasting booth as that is the medium I use most of the time. I have a couple of air erasers. One is from Badger and the other is a cheap one from the hardware store. This booth was easy to build costing approximately $60 and the erasers are easy to use. There are some safety things you should know.
Every thing stores inside.
A look inside without the top on.
Here you can see how the gloves are clamped on.
This shows the cap on the bottom drain
When using this booth I do have to stop at times to let the dust settle and take the plastic top off and clean it. When using the eraser the baking soda is prone to setting up in the container so you use smaller amounts at a time and shake it to keep it fluid so it flows up the straw to the eraser.
The baking soda method can also be used to weather or dull down a model if you are careful.
Here is the decorated Intermountain car before
Here is the car with most of the decals removed. This took about 15-20min
Here is the repainted car.
Walthers Airslide hopper car
Here is the repainted car