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  • what are you blasting with and why

    i would really like some info from everybody on what they blast with and the reason. also what material can you blast (steel, aluminum?) how happy are you with the results. i am very intrested in low dust medias for my walk in booth, this is a new toy for me so i am trying to get an idea of how hard it will be too see. jeff
    Thier are only two real sports!
    boxing and auto racing
    all the rest are just games.

    Drive it like you stole it!

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    I use Black Magnum, Black Beauty, etc. It is a slag based abraisive rather than silica. It is quite agressive, and leaves an excellent surface for the powder to adhere to. I use it on steel and aluminum. It is fairly dusty, but low cost and easily available. I've been using a Shop Vac with a water trap for the dust. Slag is much safer than silica.

    Hemi-T

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    • #3
      I use glass bead, not that aggressive but on most of my parts I don't want to remove material. It leaves a great satin finish suitable for clear coating.

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      • #4
        I am using Alum Oxide I got a HF and it seems to work well. I do a lot of Steel and Aluminum without any problems. I used Play ground sand! when I did the Heads on my V8 prior to Ceramic Coating them. I did it outside with a breather and just swept it into the yard when I was done. It seemed to work well.

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        • #5
          how about steel shot? thiers a blast shop around here and thats all they use? i like the idea of no dust but i have never used it before and would like to switch between aluminum and steel with out switching medias. jef
          Thier are only two real sports!
          boxing and auto racing
          all the rest are just games.

          Drive it like you stole it!

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          • #6
            i was actually thinking about the shot more from the dust perspective, i would really like to heat the blast booth so i dont freeze my ass off during the winter nights? would be nice to turn off the ventilation fans and just use the scba and suit. maybe people already do this it makes since to me but i have only ever had a cabinet before and now that i dropped several grand into this project i would like to make it the best i can. jeff
            Thier are only two real sports!
            boxing and auto racing
            all the rest are just games.

            Drive it like you stole it!

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