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Repainting snow blower

Hello everyone my name is Mikey and m new to the forum. I just picked up a used Yard Machines 8/26 snow blower. It has some rust on the front part and on the auger. I have access to a sandblaster at work that I can use and blast it in the yard at work but what paint should I use to repaint it with? Also what sand should I use for the sand blaster? I read that people say I can get quickrete fine sand at Home Depot and use that. Would that be fine? Here's a few pics






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Make sure you read up about sand blasting. Using actual sand in a sand blaster without having a filtered fresh air supply can be hazardous to your health. It's how you get silicosis.

Silicosis - American Lung Association

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Make sure you read up about sand blasting. Using actual sand in a sand blaster without having a filtered fresh air supply can be hazardous to your health. It's how you get silicosis.

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I don't think I'd use quikcrete. It's most likely almost pure silica.
Have you checked Harborfreight? They might sell the actual sandblasting sand. I know Princess Auto up here does, or maybe if your work will let you use the blaster, they might sell you a bag of what they use.
A lot of places use the sand that is silica free, at least up here.
Either way +1 to what K4 said about safety.


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Ok thanks for the helpful info! I will check harbor freight. Does anyone know what paint I should to repaint after I sandblast?
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Mikey, you might get more of a response if you change the typo in the title of your post - from "reprinting" to "repainting" (I know, autocorrect can be a bugger).
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jmo, but i would avoid any type of blasting on it, unless you are planning on a FULL disassembly of course. ( elbow grease does work well in most instances, its cheap, environmentally friendly, and healthy!!)
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Mikey, you might get more of a response if you change the typo in the title of your post - from "reprinting" to "repainting" (I know, autocorrect can be a bugger).
Oops lol I didn't even notice! How can I change it? I couldn't figure it out.
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This may be an option for blasting outdoors, this summer. Just make sure to keep your sand dry.

Shop SIMPSON Wet Abrasive Sandblaster Kit for Gas Pressure Washers at Lowes.com

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I don't think the OP can change the title but I did. I finally woke up and realized what it was supposed to say.

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As for blasting there are a number of sources you can get different media from. I do think just hand sanding and maybe a drill with a wire brush might be enough.

https://www.google.com/#q=blasting+media

Black Diamond Medium Blasting Abrasives - Tractor Supply Co.

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