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Title: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 02:39:26 PM
I've never had anything blasted before so I have no idea what a reasonable price is to pay. For any of yous that have had a full tube chassis blasted, what did it run ya? I'm not getting powder at the same time if that makes a difference but I'm waiting on a couple of quotes and am trying to see what's fair. Thanks


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 02:40:34 PM
Also, I suppose it comes down to what it's worth to me since I'll be sanding it myself if they wanna sodomize me over some logs.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: TBItoy on March 14, 2019, 03:38:24 PM
Why would you not blast and powder at the same time?


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Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Dirt700 on March 14, 2019, 03:52:27 PM
To do my chassis was $300


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 07:05:37 PM
Why would you not blast and powder at the same time?


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I'm painting. Something I can do myself as well as touch-up myself with a near perfect match whenever I want. Plus, paint is cheaper than powder.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 07:07:13 PM
To do my chassis was $300
That's about what I was hoping for. Word on the street is the best deal around is an Amish guy 2 towns over. Maybe he'll be even cheaper.


Title: Re: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: TBItoy on March 14, 2019, 07:10:07 PM
I'm painting. Something I can do myself as well as touch-up myself with a near perfect match whenever I want. Plus, paint is cheaper than powder.
Makes sense. I thought you meant powdering later.

What type of paint and color


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 07:13:48 PM
Makes sense. I thought you meant powdering later.

What type of paint and color
I'm gonna try out one of Eastwood's single stage urethane paints. I've never painted before so at least I won't be out a ton of money if I screw it up. Haha

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-black-ice-silver-metallic-3-1-single-stage-paint.html (https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-black-ice-silver-metallic-3-1-single-stage-paint.html)


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Dirt700 on March 14, 2019, 07:14:49 PM
I painted as well, glad I did. I have changed a couple of things, and had to re-paint, can't even tell where I did


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Hotrod23 on March 14, 2019, 07:18:53 PM
I’ve done several, painting a tube chassis and not missing a spot, get dry spray or run is a bitch and impossible.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 07:20:23 PM
I painted as well, glad I did. I have changed a couple of things, and had to re-paint, can't even tell where I did
I've never had good luck with powder coat. As soon as it chips, the rust just goes under, bubbles up and flakes the powder off. I know paint will do the same but seems to take a lot longer. Maybe I've just been around cheap powder jobs though.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 07:22:32 PM
I’ve done several, painting a tube chassis and not missing a spot, get dry spray or run is a bitch and impossible.
Sweet, now I'm destined to mess it up. I guess if I have enough runs it'll look like I did it on purpose. Maybe highlight them like veins.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Zjman on March 14, 2019, 07:37:15 PM
Why not por15 it and paint it? Or a similar product, I did mine that way but my pile is not sweet lol


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Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 14, 2019, 08:45:29 PM
Why not por15 it and paint it? Or a similar product, I did mine that way but my pile is not sweet lol


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Oh trust me, mine isn't quite sweet either compared to what's out there. The primer I'm using is made to go over rust but I figured if I didn't clean it off I would end up with paint that didn't stick. I tend to 3/4 ass everything.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: June dog on March 15, 2019, 03:40:46 AM
I'm painting. Something I can do myself as well as touch-up myself with a near perfect match whenever I want. Plus, paint is cheaper than powder.

Around here it's really close to the same price.  Unless your gonna rattle can it. Good paint isn't cheap. Especially after you self etch the bare metal, buy primer, sand again, then paint. They make touch up paint in the same color as powder coat


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Sawzall on March 15, 2019, 04:50:00 AM
I’ve done several, painting a tube chassis and not missing a spot, get dry spray or run is a bitch and impossible.

My experience exactly. But if you are going to paint it, here is the gun to use: https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIR-SPRAY-PAINT-GUN-GRAVITY-FEED-PAINT-SPRAYER-W-71-2-0-Type/350422202564?hash=item5196ca78c4:g:m-wAAOSwN2VZPI2w&frcectupt=true (https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIR-SPRAY-PAINT-GUN-GRAVITY-FEED-PAINT-SPRAYER-W-71-2-0-Type/350422202564?hash=item5196ca78c4:g:m-wAAOSwN2VZPI2w&frcectupt=true)
The cup swivels, so you can paint all sides. I always keep a new one as a spare and out of the 6 or so that I have bought, I haven't received a defective one.

If you want a different nozzle size: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANEST-IWATA-SPRAY-GUN-W-71-Gravity-Feed-Paint-Spray-Gun-1-0-1-3-1-5-1-8-HVLP/113343066881?hash=item1a63c5f301:m:mWX5CfmYfzFbbqoz_Kg8yKg (https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANEST-IWATA-SPRAY-GUN-W-71-Gravity-Feed-Paint-Spray-Gun-1-0-1-3-1-5-1-8-HVLP/113343066881?hash=item1a63c5f301:m:mWX5CfmYfzFbbqoz_Kg8yKg)


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 15, 2019, 08:09:44 AM
My experience exactly. But if you are going to paint it, here is the gun to use: https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIR-SPRAY-PAINT-GUN-GRAVITY-FEED-PAINT-SPRAYER-W-71-2-0-Type/350422202564?hash=item5196ca78c4:g:m-wAAOSwN2VZPI2w&frcectupt=true (https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIR-SPRAY-PAINT-GUN-GRAVITY-FEED-PAINT-SPRAYER-W-71-2-0-Type/350422202564?hash=item5196ca78c4:g:m-wAAOSwN2VZPI2w&frcectupt=true)
The cup swivels, so you can paint all sides. I always keep a new one as a spare and out of the 6 or so that I have bought, I haven't received a defective one.

If you want a different nozzle size: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANEST-IWATA-SPRAY-GUN-W-71-Gravity-Feed-Paint-Spray-Gun-1-0-1-3-1-5-1-8-HVLP/113343066881?hash=item1a63c5f301:m:mWX5CfmYfzFbbqoz_Kg8yKg (https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANEST-IWATA-SPRAY-GUN-W-71-Gravity-Feed-Paint-Spray-Gun-1-0-1-3-1-5-1-8-HVLP/113343066881?hash=item1a63c5f301:m:mWX5CfmYfzFbbqoz_Kg8yKg)
I'm gonna look into that gun. I was trying to think of how you can spray overhead without dumping paint all over yourself. Thanks


Just got my first call back. He guessed it would be about 300 just going off the pics. Not bad and he can fit me in next week.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: bbtank45 on March 15, 2019, 10:56:27 AM
Actually, I really like my Harbor Freight one....and all the consumables are stocked at HF as well.

https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/20-oz-professional-hvlp-gravity-feed-air-spray-gun-68843.html (https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/20-oz-professional-hvlp-gravity-feed-air-spray-gun-68843.html)


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 15, 2019, 04:23:02 PM
I already ordered this one when I ordered the paint. https://www.eastwood.com/concours-lt-hvlp-paint-gun-1-3mm-51275.html (https://www.eastwood.com/concours-lt-hvlp-paint-gun-1-3mm-51275.html)
The one sawzall posted is only $20 so I might see about that one too


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Dirt700 on March 15, 2019, 05:26:06 PM
I used the one from harbor freight, I think it worked good. But I'm not a painter by a long shot, so it may not have been as good as what I thought  :dunno:


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Hotrod23 on March 15, 2019, 07:04:30 PM
I always used the 3M PPS cup system, it’s a bladder style cup with no vent so you can spray upside down and never spill paint or run out until it’s empty.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: joshuacrowe on March 15, 2019, 08:26:11 PM
I’m not a painter but I’ve done a fair amount of painting on tube work and similar structures. Good prep, epoxy primer, and a good compatible paint makes for a very durable coating. Black epoxy primer under black paint has worked well for me and been insanely durable but can be sanded down easy enough for repairs and reshot.

I have used cup liners in my guns with good results for getting out of position.


Title: Re: Sandblasting Cost
Post by: Beerj on March 15, 2019, 11:17:45 PM
Definitely gonna look into cup liners now. I went with a gray primer mainly just to help show any missed or light coverage spots.