Sandblasting/beadblasting


#1

Can anyone give me facts and prices on the costs and maybe a video on how to do it


#2

You need a special machine that cost 100+.

Some people here do it. Yoyoexpertman54 might do it for 10-15 bucks. He does bead blasting.


#3

Dingo54 is starting bead blasting and Mullicabob soda blast but I’m pretty sure it’s expensive to start


#4

Yup. I’m not sure Dingo54 has started. He has stated but no pics of his work yet.


#5

Yup, I should be up and running within 2 days. The car I took to pick it up was too small, so my dad picked it up and should be home in 10 minutes with it. I also have 2 50 pound bags of beads coming next week in the mail, and like 10 pounds today for testing it out.


#6

How much? And how many LB?


#7

I was looking to get started


#8

I can do bead blasting but its a VERY coarse grit. I don’t know, but I think its even coarser than a candyblast I think… I’ll upload some pics of the finish in a few days.


#9

I do a bead blast with very fine bead. Has a nice smooth finish and not to pat myself on the back but I’m good at it. :wink:

$18 for a full blast price goes up if you want graphics or masked areas.

Right now bead blasting is all I’m taking orders for.


(WildCat23) #10

I blast for myself, that is all.


#11

Then save up about 100-150 bucks and get one.

Then just search the Internet for beads.


#12

Actually 300$ if you don’t already have an air compressor


#13

O, well the ones I saw at Harbor Frieght Tools were about 1-150-500-1,000.


#14

Having the proper air supply is the hitch. Low or lacking air supply can lead to issues like streaks and a surface that is not uniform.

I made sure I looked at the specs of my compressor prior to getting into blasting. Needless to say I have more than enough cfm and pressure if needed.


#15

also have to make sure it isn’t to much psi so it won’t blow your gun. I just let some air put when I need


#16

Sounds like unless you got cash and time to learn, you better leave it to the pros.