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RE: [oletrucks] Abrasive suggestions for blaster

To: "'Border, Ryan'" <rborder@fcxena.fc.hp.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Abrasive suggestions for blaster
From: Terry Stellman <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 10:59:54 -0500
I bought regular blasting sand at a PPG paint store.  As I recall it wasn't
much different in price than the Home Depot play sand and it was very clean.

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Border, Ryan [SMTP:rborder@fcxena.fc.hp.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 1999 5:26 PM
> To:   'oletrucks@autox.team.net'
> Subject:      [oletrucks] Abrasive suggestions for blaster
> Hi guys, a quick question:
>   I've got a pressurized sandblaster from Harbor Freight, and a compressor
> which seems to be up to the task of driving it.  But, I'm wondering if you
> all have any suggestions as to what I ought to blast with.
>   Up until now, the best thing I've found is a brand of "play-sand",
> available at a local hardware store.  I've found that the brand does
> matter-
> the "play-sand" at the local Home Depot wasn't nearly uniform enough,
> causing all sorts of clogging problems.
>   Even the best stuff I found still causes me lots of woes.  Either the
> tip
> or the outlet valve (out of the tank) clogs very regularly.  I'm lucky to
> get more that ~15s of blasting in before having to go unclog something.
> There has to be a better way.
>   What do you guys use, and where do you get it?
> Thanks-
> Ryan.
> Oh yeah: my applicaions range from stripping multi-layers of paint from
> body
> panels to cleaning rust off of heavy metal.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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