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    My girlfriend bought me a SANDBLASTER!!

    Out of the blue my girlfriend and her mom went to Home Depot and came home with a sandblaster Does anyone know where I can get Walnut shell or Pecan Shell for Media blasting? I'm going to blast everything I'm going to start with this MONSTROSITY.

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    WTF is that? Is looks like you drug it up from the bottom of the ocean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eabos
    WTF is that? Is looks like you drug it up from the bottom of the ocean!
    HaHaHa This is actually a handbuilt bmx race frame (Enigma racing). I bought it from Craigslist from some knucklehead that said it was a Crupi. My first question to him was "did you pull that out of the canal?" It had all Crupi and Titanium parts with a Chris King headset. The frame was built by hand here in Phoenix from Aluminum. They spray bombed the entire bike - spokes, hubs, tires, grips, chain I mean EVERYTHING I paid $90.00 for it. Wait till you see the King Headset.

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    Actually sounds like it might be a fun project! I'd clean it up but leave the frame looking like hell. Paint on grips and chain? Yikes!
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    Does anyone know where I can get Walnut shell or Pecan Shell for Media blasting?

    Try Harbor Freight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2equis
    Try Harbor Freight.
    NIIICE I just checked thier website and they have 25lbs for $25.00. Now it's time to see if this thing works.

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    Sounds to me like the bike WAS pulled from a canal and was probably stolen to begin with. But oh well it's in good hands now.

    So I've never heard of spraying walnut or pecan shell. I assume this is something more gentle than sands or glass bead? It's actually shells of walnuts and pecans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rewarder
    Does anyone know where I can get Walnut shell or Pecan Shell for Media blasting?
    A squirrel with a good throwing arm?

    That frame looks pretty nasty... good luck with the blasting! You'll have to post "after" pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Signal
    Sounds to me like the bike WAS pulled from a canal and was probably stolen to begin with. But oh well it's in good hands now.

    So I've never heard of spraying walnut or pecan shell. I assume this is something more gentle than sands or glass bead? It's actually shells of walnuts and pecans?
    Yeah, it's the actual shells. Sandblasting leaves the frame rough and ready for powdercoat. But from what I understand the walnut shell will take the paint off and not leave the frame rough. I have never done it, but will give it a shot this weekend. I bought the walnut shell from harbor freight: 25lbs for $25.00, sandblasting gloves $5.99, goggles $2.99. Here are some pics.



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    I need a MASK!!

    Seriously, I almost Walnut Shelled my face off The gloves and goggles worked great but I need a sandblast mask. I'll keep you updated

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    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46526

    So are we gonna see before/after shots? Also, what are you doing to re-circulate the shells?
    John

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    I got this far before I realized I needed the mask. I like that harbor freight mask. I'll have to swing by there this weekend.

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    Dang, that looks like good progress

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    You need to build yourself a little booth.

    Drape or hang some plastic so your debris does not go everywhere. Maybe buy some 1x1's or 2x2's or better yet hit up a trash bin at a constrution site. I helped a friend do this when we painted his scooter. It will save a whole lot of mess and keep your lungs fresh

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    Sweet, will be an awesome turnaround project.
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    The beginning of my booth

    2 tarps I bought at Harbour Freight for about $7.00 ea. Can you imagine how hot this booth would be in the summer


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    I have tool envy

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    tool envy- lmao!!
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