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    Got #100 by accident, but used it anyways, turned out nice...



    Here's #6 IIRC...

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    I like #100 better!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by IsaacHayes View Post
      I like #100 better!
      x2! that looks really good!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by IsaacHayes View Post
        I like #100 better!
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        • #5
          I have a stupid question but what would using sand as the media look like? I have a siphon blaster that I've been thinking about using to clean my UIM with.

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          • #6
            Looks like sand . That's why people call it a sandblaster - don't ever use real sand, though. I get mine from Southern Tool, it's an industrial supply store (you more than likely have a MSC, they are in most towns).
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            • #7
              Works good on heads, too (these will get hit again after porting)...



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              • #8
                I have bought some black silica sand from Menards before. It was called Black Magnum, I believe? Ran around $5 for a 25 lbs. bag IIRC, and has a small opening with a flap in it to keep the sand in the bag, yet let you stick the siphon tube in it. I have a siphon tube type blaster too.
                -60v6's 2nd Jon M.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pocket-rocket View Post
                  I have bought some black silica sand from Menards before. It was called Black Magnum, I believe? Ran around $5 for a 25 lbs. bag IIRC, and has a small opening with a flap in it to keep the sand in the bag, yet let you stick the siphon tube in it. I have a siphon tube type blaster too.
                  I have a cabinet, just dump it in there after vacuuming out the old stuff...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                    I have a cabinet, just dump it in there after vacuuming out the old stuff...
                    Well aren't you Mr. Fancy pants! :P j/k, lol. I want a cabinet, but for now my siphon feed works. Ideally I want a clamshell style, but right now I can't swing it. My post about the sand and the bag of it was pointed more towards Scott, but can apply to anyone since I thought that sand was really good. I don't know what grade it was, but it cleaned surfaces up really really nice. I think it was probably a little too coarse for critical gasket surfaces like the head gasket mating surface though. Worked out really well for things like intake passages and cleaning heads in general, though.
                    Last edited by pocket-rocket; 04-24-2008, 09:44 AM.
                    -60v6's 2nd Jon M.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                      Looks like sand . That's why people call it a sandblaster - don't ever use real sand, though. I get mine from Southern Tool, it's an industrial supply store (you more than likely have a MSC, they are in most towns).
                      Yes , what I was wondering is what would the manifold surface look like if I used sand as the media rather than glass bead? Why shouldn't sand itself be used? I have a bucket of it sitting here now and a LIM and UIM that could use some attention.

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                      • #12
                        The cabinet is not fancy, it uses the same siphon gun you have . Mine is actually very similar to the Harbor Freight cabinet, but mine is 1" thick plastic instead of metal.

                        Sand will just disintegrate and turn to dust. I had someone tell me they could use sand, so I brought a bag of play sand from Home Depot to the shop, and laughed my butt off at the conditions following.
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                        • #13
                          Glass bead is $25 for a 50lb bag, and lasts a long time.
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                          • #14
                            I have always heard to avoid using sand because the silica can cause some nasty respiratory issues.

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                            • #15
                              so does glass:P
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