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Re: Blasting with steel media

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03-21-2012 06:27:31

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Shot blasting is super aggresive, but it works just fine on cast. Most foundaries/forges have shot blast tumblers where they clean off the parts. On a modern tractor there is a very good chance they have been through the process once. My buddies FIL worked at a foundary near us and we did 90% of the cast parts on his planter using the tumbler.

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03-30-2012 06:58:13

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 Re: Blasting with steel media in reply to sflem849, 03-21-2012 06:27:31  
Just did all the rake teeth and mounting hardware of a rake I'm restoring in a tumbler with steel shot - what a wonderful thing.

As for blasting with it - I've never done it, but have heard of others using it.

I think you're fine as long as they're not doing sheet metal, which would warp.

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