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Sand blasting

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 169.254.255.201, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Mar 31, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    I'm looking to sand blast my uhaul hitch, then paint it back up. Its pretty rusted. No need to clean it up other than me wanting it to look nice. :)
    I have access to a sand blaster, although I will probably only use the nozzle. Not the enclosure, and just use a wheel barrel to catch the sand.

    But what kind of sand do I want to use?
    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 31, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    If you have access to the blaster, why don't you have access to the media? If it is a shop's you are borrowing they should have media there. If they don't or you are getting it yourself an aluminum oxide 60 grit eill work well
     
  3. Mar 31, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    It is my uncles. He hasn't ever used it.
    Thanks
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    Got ya. glass or walnut will be to soft for hard steel. That stuff is used for aluminum most of the time. Steel can take quite a beating from an aggressive media.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:18 AM
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    You can use glass beads for steel may just take a little longer or just turn the pressure up somewhat.
     
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