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    What is the best and safest media to use to blast alluminum?
    What type of Media is safe to use on part's like a Pump bowl, an intake manifold and such ,for removeing old paint and for clean up?
    I bought a blasting cabinate and need to know what type will not hurt the alluminum.....H

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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
    What is the best and safest media to use to blast alluminum?
    What type of Media is safe to use on part's like a Pump bowl, an intake manifold and such ,for removeing old paint and for clean up?
    I bought a blasting cabinate and need to know what type will not hurt the alluminum.....H
    I would say baking soda.
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    On alot of my parts i just use glass bead, it will etch the surface slightly so dont do it if your going to polish it. search the net and you can find lots of info on the different media and its grit, also you can probably find a local place that carries media and see what they carry in stock. all in all it will vary depending how tough the stuff is your trying to get off and what your blasting. but you can also vary the psi and sometimes the cfm to get the blaster to work faster or slower (softer)
    also what size compressor and what cabinet will make a difference, i have a very large compresssor that will really push the media, if your using a small compressor it wont blast as aggressively

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    Soda blast If your in Vegas Call Carlos @ C&H Soda Blasting (702)497-4662

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    I use corn cob or walnut shells on aluminum heads and intakes. It leaves a nice sheen without eating away at the metal like glass bead does.

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    Soda or wallnut shells.

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    I like to call it media blasting rather than blasting media.

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    At work to remove paint and other surface contaminants, but not harm the Aluminum, we use plastic bead.

    We use glass bead to remove corrosion, mostly from steel parts, but also from Aluminum before re-chemical film coating (corrosion resistant, electricaly conduuctive, film (Alodine)).
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    Baking soda
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    I'm gonna BLAST some media RIGHT NOW! Ya Hear???

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    Just have your kids throw dirt clods!!!

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    Cs19,
    Blasting media is the product or material that is used to perform the process called media blasting. Do the places that sell media carry the sunflower seed'd? I have heard of the walnut shells but not the sunflower seeds

    Thanks Guy,s You have all been very helpfull.

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    I have My Kid out back, right now ,throwing dirt clods at it ,but I just don't think His little arms produce enough PSI......Hal
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    This will probably generate some laughs or maybe not... a friend of mine said the new blasting media is dry ice. It leaves no residue and doesn't pit anything, from what he was saying. True or false?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    This will probably generate some laughs or maybe not... a friend of mine said the new blasting media is dry ice. It leaves no residue and doesn't pit anything, from what he was saying. True or false?
    True!!!

    Nothing silly about it, it works.
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