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Old 10-30-2018, 12:11 PM   #1
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Vapour Blasting

I said I would post some results when I had an opportunity to begin the process: I have a 4000 psi pressure washer and a nozzle for mixing the sand that I got from KMS tools. It takes a lot of sand, I used two bags of sand to do the area in the first photo and it took an hour or so. I am now using ground glass, which for me was cheaper but it is not "quite" as aggressive. The expanded area in the next photo was 4 bags. I'm still experimenting with media, angles etc. It scatters sand everywhere and it takes as long to clean up as to blast. The finish is a very good non-skid, shoes will not move on it at all. Its too cold to try bare feet but I might surprise you! If it wasn't so slow I would get a dump truck full of sand and do the entire boat. I might still...

I am very pleased with the result, it will not be that uniform grey forever but to get generations of PO's attempts at non-skid off the boat is very satisfactory. I'm off now to do some more...
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:27 PM   #2
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Looking good - is there paint in the future, or is that a dirty word? I do like those American Airlines planes with the shiny aluminum hulls ...

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Old 11-01-2018, 02:39 AM   #3
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