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ddenton749
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posted 07-20-2005 11:16 AM              Reply w/Quote
Has anyone ever sand blasted their whole car? How much sand did you use? How messy was it? What size blaster did you use?

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SkinnyMan
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From: Tupelo, MS - USA (CA temporarily)
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 07-20-2005 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ddenton749:
Has anyone ever sand blasted their whole car? How much sand did you use? How messy was it? What size blaster did you use?

There are a variety of materials that can be used with varying impacts. You can use more environmentally friendly materials such as baking powder, oat meal husks and other things you would not normally think of. Look at the variety, see what special tools may be needed, get info on what residue is left on the surfaces and then have at it.

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SkinnyMan
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Thank you, Thank you very much!

HHStang
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From: Coastal SC, USA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 07-20-2005 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHStang        Reply w/Quote
I tried. It was maybe the most unpleasant thing I'd ever done. Ended up taking it to a pro and having it done basically for what sand would have cost me.

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ddenton749
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posted 07-20-2005 03:42 PM              Reply w/Quote
I can rent the sand blaster (100lb hopper and 185 CFM air compressor, filtered air helmet) for $150, and the sand is $4.30/50 lb bag. I had a pro tell me $900 to do the exterior and engine compartment. He said he wouldn't do the interior nor the underside because of oil and undercoating. (It contaminates his media)

I talked to a guy who did his 69 fastback and he said he was able to do the entire car in one weekend. He said it was a huge mess but it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be.

I mean, $200 vs. $900? I can tolerate some unpleasantness, right? After all, could it be any worse than replacing all the rusty parts from front to back? My car has more new parts on it than old.

The guy who sells the sand thinks I will use every bit of 500 lbs. What do you guys think?

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John Z
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From: Morgantown, WV
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posted 07-20-2005 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z        Reply w/Quote
If you decide to do this make sure the blaster comes with at least a hood and hopefully a fresh air system. Dust from sand blasting will do nasty things to lungs.

63Kcode
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From: Anna Tx
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posted 07-20-2005 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 63Kcode        Reply w/Quote
I HATE sandblasting. On every car I ever sandblasted it took about 1000 lbs of sand. It's much better to have too much than to run out. Once you get cleaned and go buy more you won't want to finish. The only thing worse than sandblasting is paying some to sandblast for you. You will find sand in places you didn't know you had. I hate sandblasting

ddenton749
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posted 07-20-2005 08:59 PM              Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 63Kcode:
I HATE sandblasting. On every car I ever sandblasted it took about 1000 lbs of sand. It's much better to have too much than to run out. Once you get cleaned and go buy more you won't want to finish. The only thing worse than sandblasting is paying some to sandblast for you. You will find sand in places you didn't know you had. I hate sandblasting

Oh boy...it sounds like I'm in for some fun. 1,000 lbs?? I guess if I have too much I can always dump it in the kids' sand box.

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gmliebau
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From: Port St. Lucie, FL
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 07-20-2005 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gmliebau        Reply w/Quote
I ended up picking sand out of my wallet a month after I sandblasted.

HHStang
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From: Coastal SC, USA
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posted 07-20-2005 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHStang        Reply w/Quote
I sh** sand for three weeks. I hated it. My guy charged me $50 an hour and did the undercarriage and engine compartment in 2 hours.

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ddenton749
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posted 07-23-2005 04:03 PM              Reply w/Quote
Ok...it wasn't as bad as I thought. It definitely wasn't as bad as jack-hammering a 12'x12' reinforced concrete slab. It took me about five hours and I used (and recycled) 600 lbs of sand. The worst part is it's going to take me two days to clean up. I put plastic up around my car but sand still got everywhere in the garage. I'm going to have to take everything out of my garage to get all the sand.

The lucky part is my neighbor is filling in his pool. I have a place to dump the used sand.

Boy am I tired though.

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63Kcode
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From: Anna Tx
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 07-24-2005 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 63Kcode        Reply w/Quote
Ok...it wasn't as bad as I thought. Better you than me. It was 102 here today. I had a great time changing the water pump in my 66. Damm glad I wasen't sandblasting. Did I say that I hate sandblasting.

ddenton749
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posted 07-24-2005 06:47 AM              Reply w/Quote
I got lucky here this weekend. It was in the mid 80's, low humidity and a light breeze. Tomorrow we're back into the nasty heat and humidity.

I finally got everything back in my garage around 8 last night. It was a long day.

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bob6364
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From: griswold,ct usa MCA#59447
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 07-24-2005 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
63kcode...tell us how you really feel about sandblasting

ddenton749 If you took everything out of your garage ,cleaned it, and put everything back in 1 Day! ....then you don't have enough stuff in there

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ddenton749
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posted 07-24-2005 12:35 PM              Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bob6364:
ddenton749 If you took everything out of your garage ,cleaned it, and put everything back in 1 Day! ....then you don't have enough stuff in there

Hey! Good Point! I need more stuff.

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63Kcode
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Posts: 281
From: Anna Tx
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 07-24-2005 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 63Kcode        Reply w/Quote
If you get more stuff then you will need a bigger shop. With a bigger shop you will need more stuff. If you get more stuff then you will need more room. Believe me I know I am about to outgrow my 40'x60' shop

ddenton749
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posted 07-24-2005 10:24 PM              Reply w/Quote
I was just talking to my neighbor tonight about extending my garage to give me another one or two bays. We even discussed what trusses I should use to give me enough height for a lift.

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