Blasting Media

by Thom Fitzpatrick

How rusty is the part you intend to blast?

For really heavy rust on frame pieces I use #30-#60 copper slag. It will mar the metal, but the pieces I was using it on were being cut out anyway.

For nicer work, I use #80 garnet. I used this to do some wheels, and it came out beautifully.

If you're just removing paint, use medium to fine walnut shells. I used these on a Datsun roadster, and it works great! I can take paint off one single layer at a time with this stuff!

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