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Old 04-17-2013, 12:28 AM   #11
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They use some glass media were I work also with silicon carbide sand. They are sandblasting using a cabinet.
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See if you can find a slurry blasting company. Basically, they use recycled crushed glass and water to blast. This creates very little dust, does not waste as much media, will not warp the metal (in your case not issue with wheels). Soda is not really aggressive enough to use on wheels and can lead to paint issues, also it leaves a very smooth surface. You want a little roughness for the primer to "bite'' into.
I wish you were closer, I have a slurry blaster and would gladly do them for you.
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If your worried about the finish, I'd try a chemical strip first.
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Originally Posted by c3shooter View Post
Your time was up six years ago.

We thought something smelled strange, but we did not want to mention anything......

Seriously, inhaling silica (takes really tiny particles to inhale, but rock drill and sandblasting produce that size) is equal to inhaling tiny glass knives. They scar the air sacs of your lungs- scar does not transfer oxygen. When it gets to the point that you cannot lay down to sleep, bacause you can't breathe laying down....
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