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Sandblasting with "Play Sand" by ig88vsbobafett
Started on: 12-24-2006 10:11 PM
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Last post by: Vonov on 12-27-2006 09:28 AM
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Report this Post12-24-2006 10:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ig88vsbobafettClick Here to Email ig88vsbobafettSend a Private Message to ig88vsbobafettDirect Link to This Post
i just got a Sandblaster and was basting with "play sand" and i was reading the back of the bag and it says not for sandblasting any idea why ?
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Report this Post12-24-2006 10:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Scott-WaClick Here to visit Scott-Wa's HomePageClick Here to Email Scott-WaSend a Private Message to Scott-WaDirect Link to This Post
Warning from
Product Label: If sand is used for sandblasting, please see caution on PAKMIX sandblasting specification sheet. Warning, Inhalation Hazard: Avoid inhalation of dust from this product, which contains crystalline silica that causes lung disease and cancer. Use with mechanical ventilation or respiratory protection
(dust mask).

Causes all sorts of nasty things longterm.
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Report this Post12-24-2006 10:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
probably because it has pebbles in it?
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Report this Post12-24-2006 11:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CooterSend a Private Message to CooterDirect Link to This Post
The play sand I had was too fine and dusty to do much good in the sandblaster. Even with a good mask, my lungs were irritated and I would never want to go through that again. Wait until the contractor supply store opens Tuesday and get some 50 grit blasting sand. Your lungs will thank you for it.
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I found the playsand tends to clump more too, maybe thats just a florida humidity thing though. Best bet for the buck, take yourself to harbor freight and they sell aluminum oxide for dirt cheap, works great in most applications. I think they have blast sand too, the other stuff seems to be better all around for me though
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Nobody likes cancer, and even if you don't get that, nobody likes silicosis
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Report this Post12-25-2006 09:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Direct Link to This Post
No matter what kind of sandblasting media you use, you need to use a respirator. Not just a dust mask, I have had my own blaster for years and found that just a dust mask will keep most of the crap out of your nostrils, but you will still end up with a lot of dust in your nostrils, and if you have it in your nostrils then itís in your lungs to.

No matter what you use, WEAR A RESPERATOR..

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Report this Post12-25-2006 01:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for texasfieroClick Here to Email texasfieroSend a Private Message to texasfieroDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Scott-Wa:

Warning from
Product Label: If sand is used for sandblasting, please see caution on PAKMIX sandblasting specification sheet. Warning, Inhalation Hazard: Avoid inhalation of dust from this product, which contains crystalline silica that causes lung disease and cancer. Use with mechanical ventilation or respiratory protection
(dust mask).

Causes all sorts of nasty things longterm.


What Scott said, in addition to inconsistant(sp?) media size.
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Report this Post12-26-2006 07:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
Give the sand back to your kids before you kill yourself.
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Report this Post12-26-2006 07:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WolfhoundClick Here to visit Wolfhound's HomePageClick Here to Email WolfhoundSend a Private Message to WolfhoundDirect Link to This Post
Wear a respirator no matter what you use as media. Eye and skin protection as well.
The learning curve is almost immediate anyway.
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Report this Post12-27-2006 09:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for VonovClick Here to Email VonovSend a Private Message to VonovDirect Link to This Post
Even more dangerous than media or sand blasting, is fiberglass grinding or sanding. As said above, ALWAYS wear a respirator.

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