If so what media would you recomend for a nice light matte finish that don't leave small pits like some guns I have seen that come out bead blasted?
November 17, 2007, 02:28 AM
go to your local Tool and Die company! they will certianly have at least an AlO2 cabnet
and a fine glas bead blaster.
November 17, 2007, 04:18 PM
If so what media would you recomend for a nice light matte finish that don't leave small pits like some guns I have seen that come out bead blasted?The guns you see with a rough pitted finish were sand-blasted with normal sand containing several grain sizes, or else blasted with course emory grit commonly used to remove rust scale & paint.
True bead-blasting uses tiny glass balls that are perfectly uniform, with no sharp edges. They don't leave pitts.
I got my brother an enclosed cabenit sand blaster from Shucks auto supply for ~$50 for his TIG welding.
To find the sand, he had to call around locally.
The sandblaster works great on guns.
Sandblasted gun parts soak up cold blue like fresh plowed ground soaks up pee.
November 18, 2007, 08:22 PM
That hand held blaster will work find,but get glass beads from a good abrasive dealer.The ones that Harbor Freight sells are the lowest quality.I bought a cabinet from HF and it works but you will want to get a dust collector with it.
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