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Old 03-18-2009, 07:27 PM
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Question Sandblasting Estimate ?'s

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I've emailed a few placed to get estimated for Sandblasting my Cherokee and the one that sounds best to me is estimating:

$850 For all sheetmetal (including the entire interior) - and I don't have to remove any decals.

$250 for the stripped frame

how do those prices sound to you guys - pretty reasonable?
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:08 PM
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sand is gonna warp all the sheetmetal. 'specially when they blast those decals off.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:16 PM
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Sounds pretty high to me, but then again if I were quoted that rate I would probably just go out and buy the equipment and do it myself. I have a 60 gallon compressor and use it for smaller sand blasting jobs. You can go to Northern Tools and buy almost everything you need for a blasting projecthe biggest obstacle is where you might live. In a subdivision your neighbors may not appreciate you sand blasting for several hours, but if you live in the country who gives a crap?
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:36 PM
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Another local shop quoted me $120/hour - I'm not comfortable with hourly work at all(unless I am supervising and know how long the job should take). I prefer job rate whenever I don't know the job.

I've been planning to do the frame myself(with a wire wheel and a siphon gun that I already own), but I am leery of doing the body myself for the very reason you had listed above - I don't want to warp things too badly, and my sense is I either need to buckle down and sand, or pay up. I've done plenty of manual labor in my short life, and sanding is one of the few things I really, REALLY hate...

I have another email out to a guy who does Soda Blasting - I kinda hope he comes in at a reasonable price, or maybe will take something in trade to bring the price down(I have 3 4x4's I am parting out...)
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:38 PM
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That seems like a decent price for the frame based on the time and material cu4whln spent on his last week.

x2 on what Ristow said about sandblasting the sheetmetal.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:52 PM
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Ive seen soda blasting done on street rods before, I guess its a lot safer than sand blasting.. When we build a rally car we have the body acid dipped...
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:40 PM
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I would take it to work and do it... Including acid dipping:


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Old 03-18-2009, 10:02 PM
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BLASTED

I contacted a local commerical blasting company regarding blasting my J10 frame as needed to work the bad areas but not the entire frame. I was quoted 250.00 per hour. I asked what type of media be would be using to blast the frame. He told me a mixture of nickel and brass to blast the frame would be best and probably could do what I had asked to be done in probably around 30 minutes.

Plastic bead blast the the PO had a tonneau cover
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:21 AM
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I can get a frame done here for ~$150.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:25 AM
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I can get a frame done here for ~$150.

I would pay that in a heartbeat.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:30 AM
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I can get an entire frame acid dipped and galvanized for around $200. They will acid dip a body too...but it needs to be stripped of paint and decals first...
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:22 PM
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I paid ~$200 for my J10 frame. I'd try to find a place to dip the body instead of blasting, it's probably a better way to eliminate all the hidden rust in the seems.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:40 PM
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A shop just quoted me 200.00-250.00 for the frame and both axles. Another guy quoted me 120.00 an hour for the same items, and figured he could do all three items in about an hour, which seems to me its going to take longer than an hour. The first shop is indoors out of the weather, and have the means to suspend the frame and axles to get to everything easily. The second guy, didn't seem to want to go thru the extra effort. I'm going with the shop quote. Sometimes the cheapest offer isnt the way to go when doing certain things in my opinion. Sometimes we get what we pay for...???
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:47 PM
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On things like axles seal them up with Corks, tape , covers , whatever as you never want to sand blast anything in side a gear box, there will be sand in the gears if you do. You can clean rinse ... until the next ice age but you will not get all of it out if you let it in. (You can use other media besides sand in a gear box that is OK, like wallnut shells, dry-ice (real anal) )

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Old 03-19-2009, 05:57 PM
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sand blasted both my chevelle frames....110 each but took them in as pair so might of helped
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:59 PM
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After doing a lot of my own sand blasting, any price may be worth paying someone. I paid about $400 for all the panels except the bed, which I built from scratch. This included a heavy primer.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:52 PM
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how do those prices sound to you guys - pretty reasonable?

No they don't. It is nasty work. I've done it. But not enough to command that steep of a price.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:19 AM
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After doing a lot of my own sand blasting, any price may be worth paying someone. I paid about $400 for all the panels except the bed, which I built from scratch. This included a heavy primer.

Just touched base with the Soda guy - he thinks we'll be somewhere in the neighborhood of $600 to Soda Blast it, which seems more like it to me!

*edit - for the entire interior and exterior - and I mean the ENTIRE interior and exterior.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:32 AM
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I DO NOT recommend you soda blast it....

#1 Soda will not even touch surface rust let alone anything more.
#2 It's a PITA to clean it afterwards, and if you don't the paint won't adhere properly.

In my area you'd be looking @ $1500 for a car, no idea how much more for a truck?
If somebody quoted me $850, my car would have been blasted years ago.

A professional will not warp the panels by blasting, if they do they aren't professionals.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:00 PM
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I don't know...I brought a '66 Mustang convertible in to be sandblasted about 3 years ago, and even mounted it on a rotisserie so they could access every nook and cranny and if I remember it was about 400 bucks.

Your mileage may vary though...

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