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DA Ranger

Chasing Dreams Offroad
Sep 11, 2005
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Corona
Getting the project going again after finally getting my career and family started. Truck has been in the back yard collecting rust. I have been their done that with scotchbrite, wd40, steep wool etc. I don’t have the time to do that because a lot is rusted. Wanted to get your guys opinion on the dustless blasting or the other non abrasive blasting. Anyone have any experience with it? Does it work? Worth the money. Also if you have a good reference. Thanks in advance
 

Bertismyname

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I've used soda blasting with good results. It doesn't profile the metal like glass beads or sand. Walnut shells work o.k. too. From what I understand the dustless blasting uses soda and water which creates a temporary coating that slows down oxidation of carbon steel.
 

DA Ranger

Chasing Dreams Offroad
Sep 11, 2005
258
5
18
Corona
I've used soda blasting with good results. It doesn't profile the metal like glass beads or sand. Walnut shells work o.k. too. From what I understand the dustless blasting uses soda and water which creates a temporary coating that slows down oxidation of carbon steel.
Awesome. Soda blasting is kind of what I’m thinking. Just wanted some opinions since I have never used it.
 

FasterNU

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Jun 28, 2006
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Dang, how bad we talking? I just use the knotty wheel on the 4.5 angle grinder. Hit rest with 80 grit. Down here in SD close to the beach outside, it's a never ending battle until you paint.
 

DA Ranger

Chasing Dreams Offroad
Sep 11, 2005
258
5
18
Corona
Dang, how bad we talking? I just use the knotty wheel on the 4.5 angle grinder. Hit rest with 80 grit. Down here in SD close to the beach outside, it's a never ending battle until you paint.
Haha it’s pretty bad, sad actually. If it’s to pricey just going to have grease up the elbows and go to town. Yeah I bet it is. As soon as it’s clean it’s getting painted
 

sirhk100

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Feb 24, 2003
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I've always joked about heading to home depot/lowes to pick up some cheap labor... Set two of those dudes up with the materials and set them loose for a couple hours. May spend a little cash but probably cheaper then blasting it? Kinda funny but I'm serious...
 

DA Ranger

Chasing Dreams Offroad
Sep 11, 2005
258
5
18
Corona
I've always joked about heading to home depot/lowes to pick up some cheap labor... Set two of those dudes up with the materials and set them loose for a couple hours. May spend a little cash but probably cheaper then blasting it? Kinda funny but I'm serious...
Might have to consider it but they aren’t cheap anymore and you have to feed them lunch haha
 
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