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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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    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 *** 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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTop View Post
    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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