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    got a blast cabinet, what's the general consensus on the media I should use? They've got Garnet, 80 grit at the local store, but are out of the Alum. Oxide. and glass bead.

    It'll be used for preping prior to parking.

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    dont use glass bead! must use some sort of sand to tear up the surface a bit or the phosphate, paint, primer, what ever wont grip as well. 80 or 90 gt.

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    AlOx is about the best, it cuts good, lasts a long time if you keep it clean and is not expensive. you can always mix in some glass beads, about 25% to give a smoother finish. On OOW receivers you really need the alox cutting power around the pin hole area.

    for more information read this: http://projectguns.com/parkerizing.html


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    wait on the aluminum .
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    Don't know what shipping would cost from Ca.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93428

    Don't have a local HF store do you ?


    Did I do that?

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    I was by there last week, but thought it was kind of expensive at a buck a pound. The TSC store had it for $.50/lb., but were out.

    I may check around, it shouldn't be that expensive.

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    Hey go here and get it from this guy. I ordered it in 50 # but he has 25 right now. Great stuff!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/25-lbs-ALUMINUM-...QQcmdZViewItem


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    Aluminum Oxide is your best choice. Remember to degrease really good first otherwise you contaminate the media as well as pound oil/grease into any nooks and crannies.

    -Yarro

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    Is Black Beauty 20/40 to coarse? It is a medium grit..
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    I cut it, and cut it, and cut it, and it was still to SHORT???????

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    soiunds pretty coarse to me, I ended up getting some at TSC. 50 lb. tub of Alum 80-90 grit for $25 Haven't tried it yet.

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