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Re: Blasting Sand

To: Patton Dickson <>,
Subject: Re: Blasting Sand
From: Don Malling <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 22:54:32 -0400
Lots of good information here

I think Black Beauty is fairly common. I get it at a local lumber yard. 
But I agree with Fred. Glass beads for almost everything.

Don Malling

Patton Dickson wrote:
> Where does an average Joe like me find black beauty and other abrasives?    
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On Behalf Of FRED E THOMAS
> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 7:22 PM
> To: Bob Nogueira;
> Subject: Re: Blasting Sand
> Bob, avoid sand completely, if you need media that cuts that deep and that
> hard then use "black beauty", 150 lbs for $8.00 and not as harmful health
> wise. I only use black beauty on very rusty exhaust manifolds or rusty rims,
> it cuts so much it can be leave a surface that will show through powder-coat
> and paint, I use walnut shells for aluminum and glass media for other
> metals, in our hobbie I cannot see any reason for using sand.  "FT"

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