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Dust accumulation with abrasives other than sand?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 88K5Jimmy, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Do any of you guys know how must dust accumulation there is with other abrasives besides sand? Are there plastic beads you can use instead of sand? I am looking to buy a cheap blaster to blast my axles before I swap them in. However I don't have an ideal place to blast them, it would have to be in a small storage shed in the backyard.

    I could you a grinder with a cup brush on it, just another thought I had.

    Thoughts, ideas?
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Dust accumulation with abrasives other that sand?

    A grinder with a good quality cup brush works really well. A die grinder with a small cup brush is perfect for the little corners (cup diameter ~ 1")

    It's a lot cleaner than sand blasting, or any media blasting.

    If it's just greasy try some engine de-greaser and a pressure washer first.

    Rene
     
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    Re: Dust accumulation with abrasives other that sand?

    Aircraft paint stripper works wonders. You can get it at Wal-Mart in fact...
     
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    Re: Dust accumulation with abrasives other that sand?

    I used a cup on a air drill then used degreaser with the pressure washer.and for stubborn areas used brake clean....which also cleans your shoes pretty good /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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