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Forum: Sandblasting 05-10-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 36,648
Posted By Betterblast
If your new to blasting you might want to lear...

If your new to blasting you might want to lear dry first in side and out.
However you could do wet blasting just fine with a multi dry pot and a win nozzle. If blastin steel you could spray down...
Forum: Sandblasting 05-22-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By Betterblast
for your listening pleasure

I have recently begun to use a blue tooth device with my blasting helmet. Now I can hear my NPR talk station and also not miss calls. I wish I did it years ago. What works for me is called HMDX...
Forum: Sandblasting 05-22-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,811
Posted By Betterblast
you will need to have an etch primer applied...

you will need to have an etch primer applied before a spray liner. Full size truck is $600. a large trailer may be either side of $1,000
Forum: Sandblasting 04-01-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,658
Posted By Betterblast
Very nice Dale. Just a note, plastic will etch...

Very nice Dale. Just a note, plastic will etch softer metals just like soda. You will still need to remove or mask aluminum trim for instance as you would find for a drip rail on a Beetle. It looks...
Forum: Sandblasting 12-05-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 830
Posted By Betterblast
surface tek tips for sale

Just a reminder, I have the grooved media flow tips for Tek pots available at $20. each. No shipping cost. Credit cards accepted.
Forum: Sandblasting 11-30-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By Betterblast
I have an Airman 185. Bought it new 11 years and...

I have an Airman 185. Bought it new 11 years and 3,500 hours ago. I changed the oil maybe once a year and it just got it's second air end oil change. It recently stopped working for the first time....
Forum: Sandblasting 11-29-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,159
Posted By Betterblast
Even when you get two thirds up front they can...

Even when you get two thirds up front they can still hold out on the rest so that wouldn't have helped Rather. I don't bother the little guys with paper. I get $500 to $1000 cash after I set up and...
Forum: Sandblasting 11-10-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,059
Posted By Betterblast
I can say I have had a great experience with my...

I can say I have had a great experience with my Airman. It is by far the quietest ever built. over 4000 hours in 11 years. needed very little. Also smaller and lighter than some others.
Forum: Sandblasting 11-03-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Betterblast
Thanks much for all the help!

Thanks much for all the help!
Forum: Sandblasting 11-03-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By Betterblast
Whats the name of that company that makes a spray...

Whats the name of that company that makes a spray that will change the lead in to a non harmful byproduct that will pass a tclp test and can be disposed normally? They still might want a tent and...
Forum: Sandblasting 11-03-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Betterblast
shrinking disk?

I remember hearing that body shops can use some kind of sanding disks that "shrink" metal and help relieve warping. Any one know if this exists?
Forum: Sandblasting 09-12-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,306
Posted By Betterblast
That's very ambitious! So, does the hoop...

That's very ambitious! So, does the hoop structure get welded on to the boxes? And do you have to set up the hoop or will you have it installed? Might consider placing verbiage in the lease releasing...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-24-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By Betterblast
Hourly is cool with me if they take it. I would...

Hourly is cool with me if they take it. I would only give a per foot at a minimum of three times what I believe is the highest possible material use. That makes the price too high to get the job....
Forum: Sandblasting 08-23-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By Betterblast
That is a great question. I don't think anyone...

That is a great question. I don't think anyone has ever asked that before. While I don't have a percentage that I go by, here is my way to handle this. I always charge a base price and then a cost...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-23-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By Betterblast
I have blasted with only a 185 for ten years. I...

I have blasted with only a 185 for ten years. I have shot tons of slag back in the day and since then garnet, glass, olivine... with no trouble. Now you can't go wrong with bigger air, but you can...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By Betterblast
I have all 2 claw connectors. They usually press...

I have all 2 claw connectors. They usually press right together but new ones just have to wear in after a couple times. I always keep channel locks with me, you won't need a special jig. One pin is...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By Betterblast
I find this works well for me. I can get 185...

I find this works well for me. I can get 185 pumps per minute!
Forum: Sandblasting 08-20-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By Betterblast
Source for steel shot?

I have a customer who wants to purchase steel shot at it's source to avoid shipping. He has trucks in pa and Virginia. Anyone know a location for this?
Forum: Sandblasting 08-20-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By Betterblast
Sorry abo out the link. I touch it and it goes...

Sorry abo
out the link. I touch it and it goes right to them for me. Just go to vanairsystems.com

My surface tek came with a pop up. When it got bent I switched to a Tll. So, if it's misaligned,...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-16-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By Betterblast
I guess the 1.25 is fine, but I would highly...

I guess the 1.25 is fine, but I would highly suggest the addition of an after cooler when you can. What they do is condense the air to help the moisture separator squeeze out the moisture. When I...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-13-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By Betterblast
I have 3/4 copper pipe from my 185 compressor to...

I have 3/4 copper pipe from my 185 compressor to the after cooler, then a regular Chicago fitting from the after cooler. You can use any size hose that has the same fitting. You do have an after...
Forum: Sandblasting 05-03-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Betterblast
Am I the only one who can't picture where spray...

Am I the only one who can't picture where spray foam insulation fits in on a blast pot or just the only one who cares??? The pot lid that screws down?
Forum: Sandblasting 05-02-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Betterblast
Spray foam what??? Didn't get that. I just use...

Spray foam what??? Didn't get that. I just use a couple ratchet straps to the trucks tie downs.
Forum: Sandblasting 04-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,378
Posted By Betterblast
Unless you are blasting for multi million dollar...

Unless you are blasting for multi million dollar companies you will never in your life run in to any one from osha. Save your money.
Forum: Sandblasting 04-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,343
Posted By Betterblast
Sorry for the delay but I just got back in here....

Sorry for the delay but I just got back in here. Of course it is different with every system , coating and operator. I can tell you it takes off auto paint fast but a good primer will just crawl off....
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