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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 06-22-2001 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just bought a sand blaster from Sears. I am interested in blasting paint off my doors.

What type, grade, or whatever do you all reccomend? I've heard of something called "Black Beauty"...

Thanks!

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ekbeanctr
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From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 06-23-2001 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph, I used Black Beauty to start cleaning my doghouse. Leaves the metal somewhat textured and it is a very slow process. I ended up going to local body shops until I found someone they recommended. He used Sand but I only had him do the Engine Compartment, bottom of the car, Trunk Interior and Car Interior. He did a beautiful job. It cleaned everything $350.00 Well worth it. After he was done I sprayed car with Water based metal prep from Eastwood. It stopped the rust from coming back until I got it painted about 2 months. BUT, don't buy any I have way to much left over. I can send to you for shipping cost. I asked him about exterior, He uses plastic media, because sand will warp the sheet metal. Another $400 if I decide to use him, The plastic media he said is very expensive.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 06-24-2001 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fellas, thanks for the advice! I will try to find some plastic media...

I'll practice on a scrap door I have.

Ralph

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