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Blasting sand

Postby Patrick Waite » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:38 pm

What is a good blasting Media to use in a blasting Cabnet. Im putting something together here and wanted to know what every one else used to get good resalts before powder coating.

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Re: Blasting sand

Postby FiveORacing » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:45 pm

For powdercoating I would say Aluminum Oxide. It's a uniform size and doesn't pulverize to dust as quickly. I've tried sand and glass and I found that AO just leaves a better profile and the powder flows out better. Lasts much longer in my Empire cabinet before it's sucked away by the dust collector too. I get 60 and 80 grit. For aluminum I turn the pressure down to about 25psi for the last pass.

I pay .66 a pound for brown aluminum oxide.

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Re: Blasting sand

Postby oregonsigns » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:54 am

silicon carbide is the best. 100 grit, low to no static , long lasting and cuts quick.

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