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Old 07-14-2014, 06:53 AM   #121
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To some of the "New" guys checking us out,
First, welcome glad you found the site all is welcome and hope you join in on conversations. Learning and help on this site seems to be the big question.
Just remember, the site God's don't let us take price

There is a vast area between all of us and price, equipment, and operations are all different
My price in Maine is very different from someone in NJ
Or CA .

we talk time and materials used, then it's up to you to figure it from there

Again, welcome, join in- talk- ask good/ stupid questions. We all do. Lol

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Old 10-12-2014, 05:58 PM   #122
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Hello guys I work in Virginia and found this site to be useful lots of great knowledge and hope to get some guidance in Sandblasting.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #123
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Hi all. This is my first post but I have been a lurker.

I'm an English man, living in Southern Spain for almost 12 years. I have been popping here every now and then for the past year or so, hoping to one day start my own sandblasting business.

About eight years ago, I brought a friend and his sandblasting set-up out here in the hopes that we could make a good living. Things were going well at the beginning and we were getting a fair bit of work. Mainly tipper lorries and construction machines, a few swimming pools and the odd house.

As the months passed by, my friend and I fell out and he decided to go back to the UK and took his set-up with him. (And my 7.5 tonne box lorry) To be honest, I was angry because sandblasting was the best job I had ever experienced. I loved the dirty work and the rewards were great.

Anyway, after my friend left, I decided to buy a clemco pot and started up on my own but I didn't get much work and due to financial circumstances, I had to sell my equipment and move closer to Gibraltar to find another job.

After working my nuts off for the last six years and saving hard, I have decided to give it another shot. This time I am financially better off.

I am about to buy a 3.5 tonne Ford Transit box van with a tail lift and two Clemco 2452 blast pots. I cannot afford the compressor just yet but there are many hire companies out here so that will not be a problem. I will post pictures eventually, once I have everything set up properly.

I have a couple of questions to ask regarding painting as I have forgotten what paints my friend used on the lorries and construction machines. Can you guys let me know what primer is best to use and should it be diluted with thinners? If so, by how much? For the top coat, what paint is best and again, should I thin it out. Also, my friend used to heat the paint on a small single ring camping hob but he never told me why. Can someone enlighten me on that one please.

I do have more questions and will be seeking your advice in the near future as I want to work in residential, commercial and industrial environments.

All the best!
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:39 PM   #124
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Hi guys First timer Been blasting part time for 7 years mostly cars. Has anyone tried to remove sealer from pavers using soda? I've done bricks and concrete but never pavers using soda.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:08 PM   #125
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Newbie here...will be "blasting" some questions your way....
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:50 PM   #126
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Welcome Tom
jump in and join the fun
we're having a blast
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:12 PM   #127
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Hello everyone! I'm new here (just today), and also in the biz...about 2 months. the first month was rough, not a single job, but lots quotes. This month has turned out much better. I was told the weather had something to do with it :/

Anyway, lots of good information here. thanks to everyone!!
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:51 AM   #128
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Hello guys. Ive been here for about 4 months. I bought my first blaster in November. My setup is a "joke" by comparison to a lot of you guys xD.
Ive got a 5 gallon pressure pot hooked up to a 20 CFM compressor. I enjoy blasting, ive made a cabinet to blast some parts of my classic cars. cause here in portugal theres no companies to do this "right".
I blast with aluminum oxide, crushed glass and soda.Im enjoing blasting .People knew that I do blasting, and came to me to do some small jobs and I have had a lot of work. So, its becames a part-time job, and now i do some small car parts (vw t1, Vw Beetle, etc..)
I want to congratulate this forum and to all of you who share and help with your experience.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:41 PM   #129
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Remember my first post... I still consider my self a newby, but learning. The greatest thing I found out about this business is that someone else has already gone thru what your trying to do!!!. Ask questions and you will get answers. This forum is one heck of an education. READ, READ, READ.....
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:04 PM   #130
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Howdy all. After over 28 years of wearing a badge, I am six months from retirement and looking for a new career path that doesnít include working as a well-paid bailiff. Operating a mobile blasting service appeals to me. Working for myself appeals to me. I have a limited background from ďworkingĒ in a body shop 20+ years ago, but I realize the auto body industry is only a small part of the market. As I have inquired in the area about the need for a mobile system locally, I have already had three different requests for service should I get a system started. I also found a slightly used (100 hours) two-pot mobile system originally sold by Benny in Texas for what seems to be a good price. As far as I can tell, there is only one other company in my city, and they are backed way up.

Iíve spent my entire career working in the heat and cold, so the elements donít scare me. I figure a hood and gloves canít be much worse than a helmet and heavy armor. The ability to build a business capable of turning a profit within a few years concerns me, but I have the added cushion of a pension to pay my living costs.

Iíve already spent countless hours reading posts on this site; my knowledge of what to avoid, like those green DWB machines, has increased exponentially. But what I donít know would fill a library.

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Old 08-03-2015, 09:59 PM   #131
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I've posted but I'll reply here. I'm David with Elite Media Blasting Services in Lubbock Texas. I've got a mobile MMLJ multi media pot and I use soda and crushed glass. I'm The only mobile soda blaster in town with only 1 mobile sandblaster and fixing to have 1 dustless blaster in town. I'm fairly new to blasting I've only had my rig for almost a year with a year and half training. These guys are very helpful. Thanks
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Just found this forum great to know there is something like this out there .
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:36 AM   #133
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Hello everyone
New to posting but not new to this site. I have been browsing these forums for over a year just have never joined. Well changed all of that now Im still in the beginning stages of starting my own blasting company but I do already have some experience behind me. Apologies now if I ask stupid questions but I like learning new things.
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Hello everyone
New to posting but not new to this site. I have been browsing these forums for over a year just have never joined. Well changed all of that now Im still in the beginning stages of starting my own blasting company but I do already have some experience behind me. I apologize now if I ask stupid questions but I like learning new things.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:18 PM   #135
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I've been around this site for years but have not posted much. What I need to know now is I believe I once saw that there is a spot to post equipment for sale. Can someone direct me to it? Currently have blast pots, dust collection and a polyurea/foam machine. Thank you.
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Hi all I'm new to this site but not real new to the business. This is a great site lots of great ideas and info . Thanks for letting me be apart of it .
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Hi all I'm new to this site but not real new to the business. This is a great site lots of great ideas and info . Thanks for letting me be apart of it .
Where are you from?
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Hello all this is my first post, i have a small area of about 400 square feet I need to contain to paint. What is the best way to ventilate this?
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Hello all this is my first post, i have a small area of about 400 square feet I need to contain to paint. What is the best way to ventilate this?
Welcome to the site. Suggest you start a new post if you have a technical question, lots of regulars here don't read this thread.
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