Been working all day in the heat, fussing with my POS HF Sandblaster. Got so frustrated I called Jim. Jim is one very good guy! He got me going too. So after STRAINING the sand (which someone else has already mentioned) the blaster gave me NO TROUBLE!! I am using Play Sand, which is NOT blasting media, so why would I expect the blaster to behave as it is supposed to!? Worked perfectly after straining.
Having to do the grill again. 2 steps forward, 1 step back.
Clay straining the sand for me. He is SO strong! I am using Beth's largest strainer from the kitchen. She doesn't know it yet!!
This is my problem. We sandblasted this grill and painted with 2K primer (which is also called High-Build or High-Solids or Sandable Primer). It came out great. If you have been following this build you will maybe remember this. The primer blew off with the air hose when I was getting ready to paint the grill. OOPS!
So I called Richardson's (our local automotive paint supplier) and asked "WHY!?" He said you can't spray 2K primer on bare metal... ain't nothing for it to stick too! And we had sandblasted it clean. Said we should have used Self-Etching Primer. So that's what it gets this time around.
In the end, it was a good thing I redid the grill. Little rust pockets were popping up here and there. Someone said that a pressurized blaster is better than a gravity feed. You know what I think about that comment... Right On!!
Filler is from previous work that I did. I didn't want to do THAT again, but I guess it's fate! Clay has pulled the gas tank and is touching up areas that got scratched up. 3B gave up Clay's tires, and I started blasting his rims. Man, is it hot.