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Hello All,

Would you point me to an economical blasting setup for prepping heavy equipment for paint?

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I'd suggest hiring a blasting contractor if this is a one time project. If you really want your own equipment I see decent deals on pro gear occasionally on craigslist and if you want new stuff there are several sources in town or on-line. Big compressor (185cfm min), quality blast pot, hoses, air dryer, protective gear, media, etc. starts adding up. Stay away from the harbor freight style stuff.

Just looked on cl, here's a decent start-up pkg, just need a compressor http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/tls/4209489384.html

or http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bfs/4271472455.html
 

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jhark123 said:
haha, I was thinking of something off of this page :whistling: http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=sand+blasting I am going to repaint a dump truck box. But I am also going to be building dumpsters for my hooklift truck. Care to pm me info on the costs of professional blasting?
How big is the dumpsters and how many?
I do them all the time small and big and are they new or used Up to the 20' used take me ( with thin old paint) up to 4 hours with a 260 cfm compressor and A 1" I'd hose running a number # 6 nozzle My pot is a Marco 3.5 cubic that hold around 200 lbs of crushed glass I would start by looking to rent a big set up 185 cfm min running at 100 psi A professional pot size that will hold at lest 3 ea 50 lbs bags And a hose that's 1" from compressor to blast pot and 1" blast hose A number 5 or 6 nozzle You will need a breathing air helmet and line run from a breathing air filter this is a must or you can get hurt or die from the dust!!!!!!!!!! No joke !! A one ton frame just the tub will take from 3-5 hours with this set up
 

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