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Water blasting
#1363148 Tue Jun 02 2020 04:23 AM
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I've had the water-sand blasting equipment for years but never had the patience to dial it in. My nephew played with it over the weekend and got the sand/water ratio just right so there is lots of abrasive action with enough water to prevent warping due to heat. I don't know about other areas but in Texas the metal is so hot from the sun that there is zero surface rust from the water. The water also prevents cheap paint from "gumming" which greatly slows down a job. Did three COMPLETE vehicles today; a 55 Chevy, a 58 Chevy, and an early 60's Studebaker Lark. Another important health benefit is there is almost zero dust which has always been a real danger with sand. Nothing is cheaper than sand so with the bad things removed it's back in the winner column. Sometimes overthinking a procedure extracts a penalty which this has for years.
Three naked cars not hiding any secrets:

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Re: Water blasting
coilover #1363158 Tue Jun 02 2020 10:42 AM
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What about soda blasting??????


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Re: Water blasting
coilover #1363170 Tue Jun 02 2020 12:08 PM
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Like to hear more about that water blasting equipment Evan. I've always thought it was much to
expensive for the average guy.
I've tried pressure pots, hand held gun that look like a paint gun, gravity feed blasters and for me,
it's proven to be nothing short of a real pain in the ars to even get a fender down to bare metal.
I can't imagine doing a whole car or even a whole frame.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

Last edited by Denny Graham; Tue Jun 02 2020 12:09 PM.
Re: Water blasting
coilover #1363173 Tue Jun 02 2020 12:15 PM
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Evan, please share the info on the equipment.


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Re: Water blasting
coilover #1363181 Tue Jun 02 2020 01:11 PM
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Did a search for water sandblasting equipment.
Here is just one video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ3fHsg9Z6A

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Re: Water blasting
coilover #1363212 Tue Jun 02 2020 05:19 PM
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Guys,
If you do a search on "Dennis Gage's truck being dustless blasted" it has very similar equipment to ours. I have failed miserably trying to post a video but could take some still photos. Most of the videos are ones using a siphon feed hose into a bucket of sand which is okay for a home user but we have to use a pressure feed for sand and a 600 cfm diesel compressor for air. Customers should not have to pay for 10 hours for a 3 hour job with the right equipment.
Ron---soda blasting will absolutely NOT touch rust and 99% of these old rides have that problem.

Note the people are just using a face shield and no respirator or air supply helmut since there's no dust.

Last edited by coilover; Wed Jun 03 2020 01:50 PM.

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Re: Water blasting
coilover #1363237 Tue Jun 02 2020 08:23 PM
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Oh yeah!!!! But....that's some serious equipment. Not in the realm of the home restorer for sure.
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