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Old 08-31-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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Help Picking Media??


Hello,

I am new member to the forum. I recently started a sand blasting business. Today i got a call from a rather big trucking company wanting me to sandblast and paint some of their trailers. What would be the best media to choose to sand blast equipment trailers? They have 11 trailers for me to do, i would like to get them done in a timely manner? any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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I use Med Crushed Glass for most of the trucks that we do.

On some heavy scale rust, a quick pass witha course cruhed glass then a go over with a med grade seems to clean it up nice.

good luck to ya !

Chris, were are you located? please put it under your name for others to see.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
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I put my location in for you guys to see. I'm very new to the blaating business so I don't know a lot about different media's. Slowly learning. Right now I can't reclaim my sand. Not untill my new garage or blasting enclosure is built. Have you ever done any of the trailers they call "chassis's" they are the long narrow steel trailers the containers that come off the boats at the piers. I have to send a price quote for 10 of them. I was going to use coal slag. The black beauty sand to blast them unless like you said try the glass. Sorry if their is any typos. I'm on my phone
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If you have Black beauty, that works fine too.
our state is pushing people to be more "green"
I feel its just a merketing tool.

I used black beauty for years at a ship yard, now they use garnet
cant see much difference in the hazzards.

Take your time and read through the old posts in the sandblasting section and you will learn alot, plus you'll not ask mutipal questions. most the new guys ask the same questions.

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I too love using medium glass. I haven't used too much else though. I might experiment with some nickle slag.
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Chris I would absolutly agree that Dyer pointed you in the right direction with using medium crushed glass. Blasting trucks and large equipment is a very big part of our buisness and more times than not the medium glass is perfect.

We are also in PA (outside Philly), so I can absolutly point you in the right direction on how to get ahold of the right products.

Goodluck with your new business!
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thanks guys for your input. Zach i used to live in downingtown for a year while i did construction up there. I know around exactly your located. Your about 180mi. from me i beleive
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Hey Zach, my shop is in Pottstown. I drove through Exton today for a couple of larger jobs in West chester. We may compete for the same job one day.
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I recently started a sand blasting business. Today i got a call from a rather big trucking company wanting me to sandblast and paint some of their trailers....They have 11 trailers for me to do
chris, you must be a kick butt salesman because you know have the work and don't know how to do it.
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So Cogan, did you ever get that job or were they blowing smoke?
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Coal slag is really dirty, but cheap! You can also reuse problably 1-2 times.
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Coal slag is really dirty, but cheap! You can also reuse problably 1-2 times.
Not recommended. I think I know why your blasting material is so dirty.

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