joe newsom

Sandblasting

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    Depends what you have to remove. Rust best to use black Beauty very aggressive but lives to eat rust. For cleaning a surfaces, glass beads work extremely well. Never try to blast to bare metal at one time. Take it off as if you were undressing Rachelle Welch, nice and slow!

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    53 minutes ago, joe newsom said:


    What media was best? I have heard it can cause damage.


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    soda blast for the entire body, and ask your sandblaster what he would use to remove heavier spots with rust.

    remove all sound deadening and seam sealer before sending it for blasting.

    the easiest way is to talk to a sandblaster that has done this before and save yourself the trouble of the guessing game. they will know what to do and how much it will cost you.

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    I have used plastic media exclusively for many years. It is as light as a feather so can be easily removed from nooks and crannies using compressed air. Soda, when the residue isn't completely removed, can cause issues and is denser than plastic making the bits a problem to remove from the recesses. Sand, nothing but problems, don't go there.

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    I only have one supplier local to me with anything, Tractor Supply. I've tried the black stuff, too rough. Glass beads work the best in my opinion just ease into the surface getting closer as you need to. I have a moisture separator out of the compressor and a smaller one before the tool. My 60 gallon runs constantly while "sand blasting". Lots of moisture created all along. Good luck.

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    For what it is worth, I have an old series 1 I am restoring.  My body mechanic blasted the inside, underneath and engine bay. Those things turned out fine.  He didn't want to blast the body for fear of damaging it.  He was very incompetent so I am glad he chose not to blast the body and sanded it instead. 

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