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Old 12-30-2005, 02:57 PM
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Media Blasting?

What is it?

Im assuming it is like sand blasting to remove rust of of body pannels. But what do you use to blast with?

I see that it is very expensice, would it be cheaper to buy a sand blaster and do it your self?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=9588

^^Would that work?

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Joe

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Media blasting uses various materials, crushed walnut shells, soda ash, microscopic glass balls ect.

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Their are times to use a sand blaster and times not to. Basically media blasting is either done with crushed walnut shells or sand sized plastic media. The big advantage of media blasting as I understand it is that you can almost remove paint layer by layer and it won't work harden the metal like sand blasting can. That's not too much of an issue with older vehicles made of thicker metal but pretty much anything made in the last 30 year or so is may have significant problems if sand blasting is used.
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If you are not careful, and know what you are doing, you can ruin a panel real quickly with sandblasting. The other medias, from what I understand, reduce or remove that from the equation.

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I do know that crushed walnut shells make an old 4 speed aluminum case look brand new.

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