| If that sand blaster from sears could use glass beads it would be safer.
| The glass will remove the corrosion without removing material.
I believe it can use beads. The ceramic tip has a 1/4" opening. I've never
actually used beads in mine, but I see no reason it couldn't be done, if
they were small beads.
Now I have a question, and don't think I'm just being facetious, I honestly
Just how is it that beads do not remove material? The beads are going to
slam against the surface and turn to sand, are they not? Surely this would
cause SOME material to be removed, after all, it's just sand with VERY large
As an aside, the OP could use, say, Walnut Shells to blast off the
corrosion. There are many blasting materials that are commonly used for
softer work. Some don't remove any material at all, depending of course on
the piece being blasted.
=========================I'm pretty sure any media that will remove corrosion will remove some base
The glass, plastic beads, and walnut shells should remove less material at
once and would be easier to control than sand on items like RC engines.
I've seen cast iron automotive intake manifolds sandblasted and glass
beaded. Both methods came out very clean. Sandblasting left a rougher, more
pitted looking, surface on the cast iron. Material removal really was not an
issue on the thick iron.