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Old 08-25-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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How Long Should This Take?


I'm putting in a bid for about 140 of these. I wanted to confirm my thoughts with others on a few things (the total height of these is 7'):
How long would it take you to strip the top ring with glass?
How many bags of glass to strip the top ring?
How long/how many bags to do the entire thing (excluding top surface)?
How long/how many bags to strip off a 2'x4' sticker off each?

They want a quote for just stickers, just top, and whole thing. They would have one of the 3 processes done to each unit.



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Old 08-25-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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You are only going to get ballpark guesses from guys that have been doing this a very long time. What you need to do is talk the customer into letting you blast one tank, time and materials. Document how long each process takes on the tank. This is the only way for you to be able to give a good proposal for this customer. If this can not happen, just bid it high because you could certainly take a bath with 140 of these on your plate.

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I completely agree with blastman.
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I got the bid for the first 25 so I can see how it goes. I'll post next week to give some results.
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I just wanted to update this so that others in the future might be able to use it as a source of reference.

vinyl sticker/decal 2'x4' took 8 minutes, 3/4 of a bag of glass per sticker
blasting complete top ring (stickers on 3 sides) is under 30 minutes, 2 1/2 bags
I haven't done a complete yet, but it should be less than an hour and about 6 bags of glass.

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Johnny, what size compressor are you running?
didn't you put a 375 in a trailer?
how's business out there?

Hope it going good for ya.

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how long it will take will depend on what you are using, the question is to generic. If I used my 8 ton with 825 comp im sure i could get one done completely in under an hr or less. take an hr or less to paint as well.
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how long it will take will depend on what you are using, the question is to generic. If I used my 8 ton with 825 comp im sure i could get one done completely in under an hr or less. take an hr or less to paint as well.

Good Call, I'd love to have an 825!

I'm looking to upgrade to 375 real soon, My 185 is just not cuting the big stuff fast enough
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:51 AM   #9
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I have a 250 in my trailer and love it so far. I easily ran my pot and the painting off of the compressor at the same time and it barely kicked up.

Business has been picking up lately. I want more industrial jobs. I think it was you that said dump trucks and equipment are good jobs. I think I agree.

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