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  1. Terri Talton on October 16, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for the practical difference between glass bead and crushed glass. You covered that and so much more! Thanks!

  2. MaedarOH on October 16, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for the well made video and helpful advice!

  3. Gerald Brakefield on October 16, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    playsand i believe does not have slica in it, as to why kids can play in it, yes or no. i used to bulk haul silica sand

  4. Surf Earth on October 16, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    What would you suggest for blasting cast iron? For example, cast iron Singer sewing machine stands or cast iron lawn chairs and tables with tons of angles?

  5. Craig Vetter Jr. on October 16, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    what do you think about 80 mesh glass abrasives for taking rust off

  6. The ClubDoctor on October 16, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    What media would you recommend for removing pvd off 303 stainless putter head?

  7. Private Private on October 16, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Great video – thanks – and FINALLY – someone warns the ‘layperson’ about "free silica" issues when using sand (causes silicosis). I like to put on a pair of the cheapest lightest cotton gloves you can purchase – makes it much more comfortable inside the gloves – HA – not a nice feeling when your hands begin to ‘squirm’ inside those rubber/plastic gloves. Stainless steel shot can be a better solution than just ‘plain’ steel shot. Have a safe and nice day all. CHEERS from AUSTRALIA.

  8. john henderson on October 16, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    excellent video both in content and delivery well done,thank you!

  9. Atlanta Prin on October 16, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    What would you recommend me use as I am about to cerakote a firearm. Everyone is telling me to use aluminum oxide

  10. Eric Humbert on October 16, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Skip to 7:39 to learn the video title

  11. Metatron on October 16, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve been trying to look into blasting for creating a matte surface on resin and Pollycarbonate but there is next to no information about this. Everything seems to reference paint and rust removal but no one talks about surface treatment so it’s been very difficult to research

  12. JW Souhrada on October 16, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Ummmm, isn’t glass made out of sand/silica??????

  13. Cody Riddle on October 16, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    What’s the CFM rating on your air compressor?

  14. Cyrus Variawa on October 16, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Do you have blast media which can do polishing of metal surface ?

  15. FL Kayak'n on October 16, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Pete, great video. What media would you recommend stripping paint from old cast iron machinery (I.e. drill press, mills, lathes, etc.). I’ll be restoring and using this equipment. Thank you.

  16. The Bespoke Sign House on October 16, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Great video. What grit would you recommend to deeply engrave slate/stone would you say? Thanks

  17. Anthony Viscusi on October 16, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I want to blast paint off of concrete pavers. I’d like your opinion on using crushed glass media, medium grade with a 40×80 grit. My pressure washer has a max 3100 PSI. Thank you

  18. Nat Dak on October 16, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I am having trouble getting the finish I want on wood. I want a very rough finish that will have lots of friction when held. Which blast medium should I use? I bought iron silicate 0.2-0.7mm which doesnt do anything, then I filtered some sand from the beach. I got a uniform, rounded media but their large size clogs up the pistol. And what are the limitations on grain size in the average sand blasting pistol intended for blast cabinets?

  19. Brad Hoger on October 16, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I would also add……keep air pressure low for glass beads …..too high of pressure and one just winds up with crushed glass…

  20. Bill Smith on October 16, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Any suggestions for a cabinet to do shot/steel blasting?

  21. mozotio1 on October 16, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Any suggestions for wheel thank you and Greg information

  22. scott weisner on October 16, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I have parts that are cast iron, I have to get them annealed for machining. When they come bac to me they have a thick scale on them, What’s the best media for something like that? I have close to the same blaster that you have in this video. I’ve tried "starblast" and aluminum oxide and neither of them have touched the scale as far as removing. any ideas?

  23. Gerrit Max on October 16, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I’ll be saving this video for future reference.
    Big thumbs up from me as I want to learn all this stuff.

  24. Madhusudan Daga on October 16, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Can we remove powder after Powdercoating,Please suggest the

  25. gary anderson on October 16, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Great video. I’m trying to restore a carburetor surface, mostly just dirt or grease on it. What media would work best with that type of job, appreciate it

  26. Iulian on October 16, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Hi there. You say that the corn cob and the walnut shells can be thrown away on soil, after usage, because they are biodegradable, and they do not afect the environment in a bad way but if I am blasting of paint which is not that biodegradable don’t they mix in the blasting procedure? Do you also have a process of separating blasting media from the material being blasted? Am I missing something here?

  27. SR is a lie on October 16, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    What to use if you want a very coarse surface finish? Close to a sand paper or cast metal ish finish.

  28. Christopher George on October 16, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    What would be a good media for polymer? Great production. Thanks

  29. William Reese on October 16, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Suggestion for glass bead supplier for the home shop? Excellent video!! Glass bead peening improves the fatigue life of a part by up to 1000% according to some industry experts.

  30. narcissist injury giver on October 16, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    if i were to buy a HF blast cabinet what gun would you recommend that I buy and what other mods do you think i would need to make. I hear their blast guns are not good. Thanks for your video. I really got a lot from it as I am recovering from surgery and will be in bed for a few days.

  31. Graham Kechnie on October 16, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Great video. Very comprehensive, 👍🏻🇨🇦

  32. Wizzarin on October 16, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Crush glass is very UNSAFE to inhale. You do NOT want this stuff in your lungs. Always use a respirator when doing any blasting.

  33. Ryan de Lara on October 16, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Not sure if anyone’s asked but I’m wondering if I can use a glass fish tank for a blast cabinet? I’m picking up a 30gal tank maybe I should reinforce the glass somehow just to be safe? Tia

  34. Brad Maas on October 16, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I would wear PPE during blasting, just not a fan of loading up my lungs with crap if I can help it.

  35. Paulo Mello on October 16, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Hey Pete! Love the information! I need to clean a set of painted 18×7 aluminum alloy rims off to bare metal before I paint them. Should I use crushed glass to blast them? What medium and specification exactly do I need to blast these?

  36. Nuthouse Nut on October 16, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Great video. I was hoping that you would cover soda and its uses

  37. Toto Guy on October 16, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    so much choice!! its hard to decide. i will remove paint and rust from steel its not going to be sheet metal it will be thick. im not concerned about any damage to the steel though. what would be the best for this?

  38. Ron Hancock on October 16, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    What is recommended for blasting old Duncan Parking Meters, which I believe are cast aluminum?

  39. Kyle on October 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    What if…..I want to take the shine off of a nickel plating?

  40. kd5dvm Kat Daddie on October 16, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Very Thorough. Thank you.

  41. Joe Cornejo on October 16, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    what would be a good media for saw blades. cleaning, take rust off. I will be painting it when I done. thk u and wht psi

  42. jordan mitch on October 16, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Hi what would you recommend for the underbody of a truck bed. With heavy rust on the rails.

  43. Jeff Petersen on October 16, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Hi, I am new to sandblasting. We are looking to etch bricks with peoples names on them, we used to contract service out, but want to do it in-house. In the past we ordered about 80 bricks, so not a high volume operation, but will likely do more if we have the equipment. The cabinet, haven’t purchased yet, will be wheeled outside on a cart. Not planning on connecting to a vacuum system, for simplicity. I don’t know if not using a vacuum system will reduce visibility in the cabinet? What media do you recommend for etching bricks? I like the idea of using a media that isn’t as harmful if inadvertently breathed in, although will wear a respirator. I noticed you respond to comments. Thanks!

  44. Ford Skyliner on October 16, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    what are your recommendations for using black beauty? Heany rust like car frames etc? Second question. What media would you use for rusted bolts in a tumbler? thank you

  45. Andrew Morris on October 16, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    What would you suggest for blasting aluminum? (We powder coat the parts after)

  46. JMK Garage on October 16, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Good information to have owning a small blast cabinet myself

  47. Michael Abrusci on October 16, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Great video!! and thanks for sharing. I am setting up my first sand blast cabinet (HF) and would like to use walnut shells because it seems it will fit a variety of uses. What grit should I buy/use? Also the HF gun has bad reviews. Do you have a suggestion for a replacement?

  48. Anthony Carmona on October 16, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Can I use crushed glass on an aluminum head?

  49. Olufemi Adeniji on October 16, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for the video Pete. Please can I feed glass beads into an Econoline Portable Soda Blaster?

  50. pgoessnitzer on October 16, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks very much for the information. I found your presentation very informative and helpful!

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