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Old 03-14-2005, 23:29   #1 (permalink)
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can anyone giv eme tha basics on sandblasting and what tools i would need
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Re: Sand blasting

Depending on the scope of your job, its probably cheaper and easier to get someone to do it for you. Hobby sandblasters are frequently not up to the tasks. *** I dont mean you.. I mean the cheap sandblasting equipment. (just read that and it sounds terrible)

A bare shell of a car can be sandblasted and etch primed for about $550.

If you just want selective bits, its cheap compared to your time with a wirewheel!
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can anyone giv eme tha basics on sandblasting and what tools i would need

Depends on what parts.....the body i sand down

The engine bay and hard to get or rusty areas I sandblast

It takes a bit of working out the right pressures for the sandblaster...and you need a reasonable compressor....but its all worth it IMO

I got mine through a place in Vic....through ebay....let me know if your interested in the guys ebay store link
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you need a good compressor . at least 15 cfm
a 10 gallon bottle and the actual gun .. thats gonna run you about a grand for that stuff , then you should use either helminite or plastic beads not sand as the wrong sand will give you silicoses and you die , or have some one come do it for you , there are mobile guys , ever thought about a rotary wire brush ?
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then you should use either helminite or plastic beads not sand as the wrong sand will give you silicoses and you die
Where i work we have a blasting booth and pressure pot and want to prep some panels
Is garnet($700ton) all right as the blasting media ?The stuff at work looks like sugar with a red tinge.All the blasting i have done his been with with iron grit on large castings and steel. The booth is big enough to blast a car without having to move it.
I Just dont want to wreck any good panels so any advice on a what/any media i can use?
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Hi 302XM, the biggest problem will be heat, if you know what you are doing then go for it. I am not a media blaster am only going on what I was told when I needed panels done.
If possible find a place that uses bicarb of soda. Will not take out filler or over heat panels and is water soluable, so you can get rid of the residue. (did my XM bonnet in this).
Second choice is plastic media, probably similar to bicarb but not soluable.(used this for Mustang bonnet and boot, only because the bicarb place went bust)
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Cool thanks i will find out if our blaster will take those.
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