Troubleshooting and Maintenance
A selection of micro-lessons from our blog to help you keep your Comco MicroBlasting system running smoothly for years to come. Be sure to also visit the Support Page. It features more in-depth troubleshooting guidance, and it is organized by equipment name.
To locate specific component manuals, please visit our Equipment Manuals page.
Need further guidance? Use the form below to send us your question or give our Technical Support Team a call at 1-800-796-6626.
One of the major differences between micro-abrasive blasting and other types of sandblasting is the precision of the process. This is partly achieved by using very fine, tightly-classified abrasives. A clean, dry air supply must be provided to allow abrasive media to...
When is a nozzle too worn out to use? Are rectangular nozzles like abrasive fans? What makes Hi/Performance more efficient? Find out the answers to nozzle FAQs in this month’s post! Continue reading
Back in 2014, we added a seal to the abrasive tank orifice. It may not seem newsworthy, but this tiny feature really improves efficiency and protects against wear on the abrasive tank. Learn how to make sure you have the updated design and when it needs to be replaced. Continue reading
Need to blast with a new media? Learn how to clean & prepare your blaster for an abrasive change. Includes a video walk-through and step-by-step guide. Continue reading
Make any 1 of these 5 common operator mistakes, and you may break your blaster–meaning unplanned downtime for maintenance or a costly factory repair. Read this post and learn how to avoid a blaster disaster. Continue reading
Abrasive contamination is easily preventable. Learn how to maintain air pressure inside your blaster and make sure abrasive moves in one direction. Continue reading
An easily-forgotten component, the tank orifice has a critical impact on the efficiency and consistency of your micro-abrasive blaster. Learn why and how to change the tank orifice in your Comco blaster. Continue reading
The modulator is the heart of your system; the engine running the machine; the thing that turns your blaster from a simple dirt-chucker to a sophisticated surface-refinement tool. Learn more about this essential component to any Comco blaster, how to spot modulator wear, and how to replace it. Continue reading
Pedal pumping, or pumping the footswitch, on an AccuFlo or MicroBlaster damages key blaster components. Pedal pumping also wastes abrasive and leads to results that are hard to repeat. Learn why pedal pumping starts and how to stop. Continue reading
Does your MicroBlaster or AccuFlo suffer from unstable or weak air pressure and flow? This post looks at what could be standing in the way of your blaster’s peak performance, including connecting to your air source properly, overcoming air leaks, and removing airflow restrictions. Continue reading
Recycling abrasive is hazardous to your blaster and your efficiency. Spent abrasive may look as good as the fresh stuff, but it cannot yield the same results. Learn why, how particles break down, what contaminants hide in your hopper, and the critical detail your job shop may miss. Continue reading
Have a ProCenter Plus? Upkeep is easy. Follow these 5 steps to extend the life and wellbeing of this integrated workstation from Comco. Continue reading
Increasing the blast pressure may produce desired results faster, or it may turn that beautiful matte finish into a cratered moon surface. Here’s what you need to know before you crank that pressure all the way up. Continue reading
Prepare for long breaks or shutdowns with this quick checklist that covers: proper abrasive storage, safely powering down a blater, and the most important DIY tool in your maintenance kit. Continue reading
Sodium bicarbonate is the go-to abrasive, especially against delicate parts. The only drawback is that it is likely to build up over time inside a blaster. Here is a quick upkeep guide to keep your blaster in excellent shape. Continue reading