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    Sandblasting media

    What are some of you using for sandblasting media? I have a steele fender with 4 coats of paint and the 80 grit glass does not seem to be cutting through it. This is our first blast cabinet, so I'm not even sure everything is working right, if it is this media isn't cutting the mustard sort of speak.
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    In general, aluminum oxide is more aggressive than the glass media. However, you could have issues warping the panel if the media is too aggressive.

    When dealing with difficult coatings, you can first use a chemical stripper to get the bulk of the material removed, then finish with the media blasting to make the surface nice and uniformly clean.
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    I use this in the gun- no blast cabinet though... I spread out a tarp and make a mess......
    Use it on everything it works good and cleans everything nice. I just get it at harbor freight tools by the jug when needed.
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    I use playbox sand from Lowe's. I like Lowe's because they store it INSIDE, so it's dry. I sift it through an old screen window. It's pretty aggressive though. Tread lightly until you see how it works for you.

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    My other question is ventilation. Can I just vent with a motor to the outside? Do I need positive pressure? I see guys venting to a shop vac through a bucket with a funnel system or water. I would rather vent to the outside with say a dryer vent of sorts.
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    I use size 0 aluminum oxide, 00 for a more delicate finish (which is probably HD sandbox sand). I found "Black Beauty" to cost me a damn fortune and didn't get the results I expected.

    The most important thing is sandblasting, is maintaining the CFM's required to run the gun, cabinet or other set up.

    The compressor should not run all the time while your blasting, or it's too small.

    That's when the cost of blasting gets expensive. I've got a 80 gallon dual piston vertical compressor and it does everything I need it to do - thankfully...

    Not cheap though...
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