It is a matter of letting your fingers do the walking as Borocay advises.
However, there are places you can hire them from also.
Is your yacht steel
Alternatively you can buy a set up like I did and get some professional help to set up and show you the ropes.Provided you have the right place to do it.I did about 3 months reading up/investigating on the subject before I took the plunge.
Here you go for what it is worth to you.
1 Hire a blast unit for around $300 for 2 days or $500 for 5 days. Generally anyone who hires will have to show you the safe way to do it under O H & S laws.Cost of Garnet media is around $350 per ton.Compressor is extra.Know anyone who is in the building trade
? Need at least a 250 cfm compressor
Contact Brad or John at Burwells Abrasives in Newcastle on (02) 4964-8999 or www.burwell.com.au.Very
helpful people who sell new units. You can buy a full set up unit for around $5,000 :00 and sell it when you finish if you choose.They will at least be able to put you in the right direction up your way.
2 Check out ebay, trading post, industrial auction
houses etc.You can seriously save thousands.e.g. Just last week I just bought a 300cfm compressor
set up on a trailer
that is professionally set up for sandblasting.Cost- $450.00. Well- I need to go down and pick it up in Eden down the South Coast 500 klms away but hey I can go for a surf and destress on the way !!This week out of the blue on ebay I also bought a Clemco industrial blast unit with all the hoses,helmet and 2 full spray units ( 10 litre and 2 litre ) and extra guns
.The guy who owned it is a boat blaster and he is coming up to show me the ropes.Cost $2500.
been looking for a while for one admittedly but they do come up.
All up for both so far under $3,000:00.To buy new normally would be over $15000:00 +.One word of caution is that I have the right place to do it and want to take my time doing it and you will need some good helpers.
What ever you do do not buy one of those dinky red painted units for around $2-300 dollars- waste of time and money
unless you are blasting a wheel
or an ashtray.Like swatting an elephant with a tea towel.
Even if you pay to have to truck something it can be well worth it and your a truckie right- you will have connections I assume ?
Recently I picked up $8,000:00 worth of 3m x 1.5m plate ( 15 sheets
) for a $1,000:00,trucked the whole lot from Lismore to the Central Coast
Moral of the story.LOOK EVERYWHERE-You will save heaps.
OK- Don't have the time or the inclination.?
I asked for a price
to do my 40 ft steel boat from a local.
Quote was $30 p.s.m. for a straight up blast.$100 p.s.m for a blast, prime and 2x 2 pack epoxy
coats.My boat would have cost me around $13,000:00 to be blasted and finish painted by him.
Its going to be a s#*** job to do but I am looking forward to saving at least $8,000:00.
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will give you an insight to paints and try International paints also.
The forum members here will give you heaps of helpful advice
Good luck and good will.
Send me a pm and will be happy to give you some help in the right direction if I can.