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Old 11-21-2012, 05:50 PM
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sandblasting frame m

hi I'm new here and I'm building my first rod Its a 29 a and i have it down to the frame and it needs to be sandblasted I'm going to do this my self and want to know what type of abrasive to use if any one has suggestions it would be great ty
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Cheapest is white silica. Then there is crushed slag. One of the best is the black magic ( silicon carbide). I use it a lot for heavy rust. Wear a respirator mask. Recycle it. Most can be purchased at masonry/concrete outlets. Harbor Freight has the black abrasive also.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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As time consuming as it is to sandblast a frame you might want to check with a monument company that does graveyard headstones. It has been a few years ago but I had a frame sandblasted for 65 dollars at a monument company. Lord knows you don't dare take sheet metal to them but it worked out great for the frame. There is nothing nastier than sandblasting.

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If you plan to do this yourslf, you better have a really big compressor. By that I mean a 2 stage 80 gal tank. If it's any smaller you can still get the job done ,but it will take a whole lot longer.
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wet blaster ?

I bought a wet blaster from Northern Tool to attach to my 3500psi pressure washer , I only did a test on some parts a couple years ago, good on heavy stuff, NO DUST, but it makes a mess with wet sand scattered every where, when I do my next frame, it will be out in the back pasture , wearing rubber boots , a painters head sock, full face shield and yellow rain suit. with a yard of stucco sand I can buy for $ 15, my gasoline powered washer, 100 ft of garden hose.
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Honestly, I am a cheap mutha and there is no way I am going to sand blast a frame in my back yard, no friggin way. Now, it's easy for me to say because about six miles from my home there is a guy who sand blasts but you need to search out one for you. If I didn't know this guy was there I would never find him! So there may be a guy sand blasting in your area and you don't even know it.

Then again, I would think about when you plan on doing it, will the frame be modified to what it will be when finished? If that's the case have it powder coated, again, in this area I can have a powder coater sandblast the frame and powder coat it for only a few more dollars than the sandblaster charges for just the sandblasting. So there are options.

Are you READY once you sandblast it to epoxy prime it? Because you want to be ready and the day you sand blast it, get it in primer.

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Honestly, I am a cheap mutha and there is no way I am going to sand blast a frame in my back yard, no friggin way. Now, it's easy for me to say because about six miles from my home there is a guy who sand blasts but you need to search out one for you. If I didn't know this guy was there I would never find him! So there may be a guy sand blasting in your area and you don't even know it.

Then again, I would think about when you plan on doing it, will the frame be modified to what it will be when finished? If that's the case have it powder coated, again, in this area I can have a powder coater sandblast the frame and powder coat it for only a few more dollars than the sandblaster charges for just the sandblasting. So there are options.

Are you READY once you sandblast it to epoxy prime it? Because you want to be ready and the day you sand blast it, get it in primer.

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Check around we have mobile blasters that will come to you if you need it done and don't have a way to transport it.
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If you are going to do it yourself I use vitro-grit..it is crushed glass and cuts better at lower pressures than other media that I have tried. Something someone can do is to have the frame blasted by an outside source and do small parts yourself..

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