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Old 07-29-08, 02:31 PM   #1
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sandblasting a frame and fork today

hope ya'll are having a better day---blasting in messy work---sam
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Old 07-30-08, 03:06 PM   #2
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Have not done any blasting but have watched,,,and yes looks like work and messy. good luck on your finished product.
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im doing that today as well. post up some before and after pics!
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This may sound funny but I liked sandblasting.
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do you guys own or rent a sandblaster?

is it expensive?
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This is why people bring their frames to a professional in the first place
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do you guys own or rent a sandblaster?

is it expensive?

You can get a sandblasting kit at wal-mart for about $15---infact that's the gun I use.You also will need a compressor---big is better.Then you will need a cabnit/booth/or somewhere to do the blasting and a way to recycle your sand.And sand.

cizzlak This is why people bring their frames to a professional in the first place
Well said!---sam
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Old 08-27-08, 06:42 PM   #8
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Hello All,

I've done a bit of sandblasting
in the past, 2 things to keep in mind.
EYE PROTECTION and DUST MASK
and of course be safe.

Cheers.
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I guess i'm very lucky to have a professional sandblasting company called '' Métal fini '' ( meaning ''finished metal'' in french) near my home !! It cost me 40$ ( including the 10$ tip to the very helpful guy , Andrew , that helped me ) to Media blast my cruiser frame . It took me about 30 minutes to do the fork and the frame , and it all fitted in the Sandblasting ''cabinet'' which was 72 x 55in in size . That means i didn't get dirty at all...

I gave a good tip to Andrew , because before i started mediablasting my frame , he took about half an hour of his time to explain how the machine worked ,how to use it properly so i could save time ( and money , since i was paying by the hour) . He showed me and my brother all the types of media he had in the workshop , from glass beads , fine or coarse , to Aluminum Oxide , which i used.

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What pressure is safe to use on steel frames?
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What pressure is safe to use on steel frames?
depends entirely on the type of steel.

quad-butted paper-thin race bike tubing is much more fragile than an electro-forged Schwinn
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