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Sandblasting fun, not scary!

by jon fox — last modified Dec 15, 2010 03:15 PM
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OK this is my first blog . And yes I have a business that does sand blasting , but I really want you to try sand blasting your own stuff and I dont mind if you go somewhere else , just try it! The instant gratification alone is worth it.

Sand blasting is a simple process , you combine high pressure air and an abrassive that is harder than the stuff to be removed and away you go.

 For the cruiser the sand blast cabinet is the answer , they are safe, fast and fun to use . You can fit all your bike parts in and with the right media( sand) you cant hurt anything. The surface left behind is perfect for paint or powdercoat.

You will be surprised how easy it is to clean up your stuff, and how many different things you can blast , you can clean all metals, fiberglass, plastic and even wood . It is easy to etch glass and marble, granet etc with a simple stencil.

 Have a look at our web to see some samples.

 I look forward to hearing from you any questions or experiences , I will do some more on different medias and hints later .    

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Avatar Posted by Bryn at Dec 15, 2010 04:15 PM
Sweet, thanks for writing!!

Some of us have been talking about getting a sandblasting cabinet for projects, but I've never done any kind of media blasting before personally. I hate ugly paint-over-paint repaints but without a ton of elbow grease that seems to be the norm...

Any issues with brass brazed frames? How about softer things like headbadges (they're usually stamped out of tin)?

brass brazed frames

Avatar Posted by jon fox at Dec 15, 2010 05:00 PM
We have had a lot of people do frames that are brazed and never a problem , that old stuff is set hard. As for the tags most people cover them with duct tape to save the patina, but if say some one has painted over them you could use glass bead or walnut and brush them lightly and then just neatly repaint it.
  If you are interested in trying it before you buy a cabinet drop by our shop and I will show you how it works,no strings attached. J.

Sandblasting Fun

Avatar Posted by Bryn at Dec 21, 2010 01:32 PM
What shop are you with? (it's fine to post a link on here!)

Name that shop

Avatar Posted by jon fox at Dec 23, 2010 12:29 PM
Sorry about that, rookie mistake. Our shop is Langley U-Blast in Langley( where else), As for the link I hate to admit this but I haven't figured out how to add it yet. But I wont give up! j