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Old 07-07-2004, 06:48 AM
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Sand blasting

I do it for a living, Dad had a small one from sears. It worked well, if you keep the bucket higher than the nozzle. But it takes for ever, cleans a spot about the size of a wooden pencil. We use commercel sand. 20/30 for rough surface's -30 mesh for fine/ thin metals, fender, hood ect. If you decide to do it, it goes everywhere, wea a good hood. You'll need a compressor that puts out a lot of air. You should have a valve to control the air pressure. Start with low pressure and increase it, watching what and where you're goin. Remeber, it'll eat a hole in thin stuff real quick if you stop. Its kindof like painting, I guess (ain't no painter) they say to start before you get on the subject and stop after you've passed it. lol
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