Walnut Blast Timelapse Video

ASquared

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If you buy the adapter and blasting wand, I've gotten everything else from Harbor Freight. You just need a compressor, shop vac, and abrasive blaster. If you only plan on doing this once or twice, you can get by using HF gravity feeder. I use the pressurized tank, makes it more efficient, but obviously a little more money. Then just takes a couple fittings from home depot to attach the wand to the blaster. If anybody has walnut blasting questions, feel free to hit me up.
 

rebo0t

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Nice! Also perfect time to do charge pipe and aftermarket intake :)
 

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Any suggestions on which compressor I should buy? I'll be buying the adapters from Bimmerhelp but, If anyone know where I could get the full setup please PM me or reply here :) I need to do this badly.. I haven't blasted my car in almost 40k miles now :c
 

Cjdzombie

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I'm guessing the process would be fairly similar on the N55?
 

ASquared

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I need to get this done.

Road trip man! Vegas ain't far lol

Any suggestions on which compressor I should buy? I'll be buying the adapters from Bimmerhelp but, If anyone know where I could get the full setup please PM me or reply here :) I need to do this badly.. I haven't blasted my car in almost 40k miles now :c

I bought a 26 gallon compressor from HF. It's been solid for me man. You can always message me and I'll walk you through the process. Also get a remote starter switch to bump the valves to close. Safer, easier, and faster than manually cranking the motor.

Got any pics of your set up? I need to get the vacuum and wand adapter.

I'll take some pictures today and post them of my setup.
 

Andy

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Looks like it took pretty fast for you.
Should definitely offer this as a service for your area maybe.
 

doublespaces

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I have a 20 gal air compressor... And I am going to install my intake manifold as well as tap the head...Hmm..
 

ASquared

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Nov 6, 2016
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Looks like it took pretty fast for you.
Should definitely offer this as a service for your area maybe.

Yea I have been doing it to help out my local peoples.

I have a 20 gal air compressor... And I am going to install my intake manifold as well as tap the head...Hmm..
Best time to do it man before you install your new manifold. Especially if you are gonna be running PI, you shouldn't have to worry about it again really.
 

9kred

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My N54 is just about ready for this. To do myself or take it to a local BMW guy.. probably take it in as the intervals are not frequent at all. Great info though
 

rebo0t

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Ya, right tools being key. Just make sure you're all prepared before going forth.