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Post by frankez69ta on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:20 pm

hey guys i was thinking about buying a sand blaster but alot of people tell me to get a soda blaster which is the better ? thanks
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Re: soda blasting or sand blasting

Post by Steve on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:51 pm

My sand blaster was cheap, actually free since they threw it in when I bought the air compressor. I thought the soda was just the media.



I use teh aluminum oxide material. It works well. I hear wlanut shells work really well on softer material.
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Re: soda blasting or sand blasting

Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:19 pm

Both soda and sand blasters are very useful for restoration and cleaning parts.

Depending on what you want to do, sand blasters, compressors and cabinets can be expensive if you buy a quality set up.

I purchased an inexpensive soda blaster from Eastwood online when it was on sale.

The soda is very easy to fill and is very easy to dispose off... water dissolves it. The soda is less abrasive and I find it does not warp metal or scorch the surface like sand can do.

I have soda blasted my aluminum boat and the metal surface was clean and undamaged ... ready for paint.

I buy replacement soda in fine or coarse grade from Harbor Freight Discount Stores and it costs about half as much per 50 pound
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