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Aaron Aziz
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Sand Blasting/Etching

Post by Aaron Aziz » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:16 pm

I am wanting to invest a good chunk of money into some equipment for doing glass work and would like some input on what people are using for their sand blasting equipment... especially anything that would allow a really even etch over a large piece of glass. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and pictures are always amazing.
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Roderick Treece
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Re: Sand Blasting/Etching

Post by Roderick Treece » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:26 pm

I would suggest buying a used tow behind compressor with at least a 5 sack pressure pot with a big nossle. It'd going to need an air dryier to.

Mark Summers
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Re: Sand Blasting/Etching

Post by Mark Summers » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:53 pm

May have something for you Aaron. I have a cabinet and 15# pressure pot if you want to email me at markrsum@aol.com
http://www.glastar.com/catalog/sandblas ... passer.cfm
Where bouts in NoDak are you? I lived in Grand Forks for about 14 years.

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Re: Sand Blasting/Etching

Post by Anthony Bennett » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:00 pm

What sort of thing are you after? you have several choices of medium sand, AI, Sc. If you are looking for fine art application you are looking at small nozzle sizes. Take a look at stuff like the PAB Gun, they are in the USA and are online here http://www.pabblaster.com/index.php

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Re: Sand Blasting/Etching

Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:58 pm

For a very even etch over a large glass panel your going to need to get away from the panel.Possibly in a booth. Use lower pressure but higher voloume of media with a larger tip.

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