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Can someone help me I need to learn some things about sandblasting cars and stuff like that because I hope to go into it my last year of school and start my own business. But anyway I need to know what kind of sand blaster I need what kind of equipment, supplies and building I need for this if anyone can help please do.

Justin G [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]


Sandblasting is a minor portion of the job. While you can learn from books, actually being around the entire operation is much more of an education. Try to get a job as a helper or janitor at the best shop in town. After you are old enough.

James Watts
Navarre, Florida


Watch any of the shows that relate to metal working and auto's or motorcycle's or trucks. They aren't totally realistic and you won't get the practical experience that Mr. Watts is talking about, but you will get to see a lot of the processes in action that you will have to learn later on(welding, grinding, metal work, painting, sandblasting, cussing) A short list of the shows would be-American Chopper, American Hot Rod, Overhaulin', Rides, Biker Build-off's, Trucks, Monster Garage, etc...

Sheldon Taylor
Sheldon Taylor
supply chain electronics
Wake Forest, North Carolina


A 125 cubic ft per minute (CFM) Would be a good compressor to start with. Get a 100 pound Clemco Or Smith sand pot with a 1/4 inch nozzle and 50 ft. of hose.Go on line for Clemco Sandblasting Co. or Smith.

Find a old junk car and start blasting use a medium grit sand to start with ask questions from some body shops how your work looks. Try to make it look just like a paint job, smooth and not spotted looking. When you run your hand over the metal it should feel smooth.

Good Luck

David L. Combs


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