what equipment are they using on a big jobs?I have talked to the big blasting Companies they say the wet Blasters Geo Dustless etc have there niche but they are not for real production on big jobs.
Its a bit concerning the big hard sell DB does all over YouTube etc saying how great it is for everything as if it's a revolution product but truth is though it works there are better faster tools for some of the applications they show
Yeah there is no doubt some serious sales tactics in those videos. Thing I like about Geo's vids is that they are all just vids uploaded buy tradesman using it on actual jobs. Also I see where your coming from regarding large scale jobs which isn't something I plan on doing. Mainly will be for auto and marine and no ships lol
Yeah but these Wet blast companies do a good job marketing these pots making them seem very appealing. I ll bet if many look on local Craigslist you'll see these DB guys advertising there service claiming how new and revolutionary the pots are as they have been sold on them paying $16000 or much more for them.And that niche is full of uneducated operators and consumers!
I totally agreeAnd that is exactly the ones that some of these companies prey upon. Not saying that the systems are bad, but when you sell something to someone that has no clue to the industry that your selling them into, and that customer has taken their life's savings, borrowed money from relatives, borrowed from a bank and used home and property up for that loan and the odds of them being successful is not on their side, I call that plain and simple WRONG! I've seen it way too many times and I hate it when people like this are taken for a ride. They fail in a short amount of time, the work is 10 times harder than they was told it would be and the work isn't paying like they thought it would. I still see this in other industries as well and it makes me sick. Rant over now guys.
Definitely agree with you that one needs to be mechanically or at least logically inclined. I personally have not been in the large scale blasting at all but have been in car restore and small scale blasting since I was knee high to a grass hopper.What is even more concerning is the amount of customers calling wishing for me to strip there car after they have them "dustless blasted" because they aren't sure the wet process was done correctly...if you aren't a car guy or a restoration shop or even a kinda semi intelligent person I still do not see how you would perceive stripping an automobile wet would be a good idea.
Once again there is no magic bullet to abrasive blasting...its dirty and loud and we go home every night tired.