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Re: [Mgs] sandblasting

Subject: Re: [Mgs] sandblasting
From: David Ambrose <>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 07:44:30 -0800
Councill, David wrote:
> It does look like TP Tools is the way to go.... if you are on the East
> coast, USA. Unfortunately, I am in what they call "Zone 3" which means
> the shipping is more than the cost of the material at $35 for the $29
> media. However, that still puts the cost a little less than what
> Grainger charges for their 5 gallon pails. Hard to say how that relates
> in size - water is a little over 40 pounds per 5 gallons and I'm
> guessing this stuff is probably somewhere between 1.2-1.5 times heavier
> than water so 50 lbs could be a bit less than 5 gallons (4 - 4 1/2
> gallons?).
You might want to check the phone book first. Sandblasting isn't exactly 
rocket science. We have a couple of places here in San Diego that sell 
specialized sandblasting media. I was able to get a 50lb bag of garnet 
sand for $15. They carried all sorts of other media for reasonable prices.

Dave Ambrose


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