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can i use ordinary sharp sand in a sandblaster? Answered

I'm trying to set up a sandblaster, got the compressor, got the gun, it's one of those 30lb over the shoulder plastic containers, but the grit on ebay is so expencive.So can I use ordinary sharp sand? I need it to remove paint and rust.

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Best Answer 6 years ago

I use regular play sand. As long at it's dry and you strain out the big pieces it should work well.

Thank you for a speedy reply. Thats very good news.

Sharp sand can cause the terminal lung disease silicosis: its why shot blasters are now called shotblasters and not sandblasters