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Hey I called around and got a price of $270 to sandblast my trailer.

Its roughly 30' long, dual axle

does this sound about right. seems like a descent price to me. Heck I cant buy the materials for that
 

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That doesn't sound right. I have a sand blaster here and he has to go through a couple of tips easily and they aren't cheap.
 

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well I called around and he was by far the lowest but not by a huge margin. another guy quoted 350.

I didnt think I would be able to get it blasted for under 500.


what are you guys using to paint your trailers. I assume a single stage paint is in order. what holds up well


thanks
 

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Does sound cheap. Is there alot of rust or spots that need it or for the whole thing to be brought to bare metal? Thats a lot of work to remove everything, a lot more than $270 if you ask me.
 

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OPtimus Prime said:
Does sound cheap. Is there alot of rust or spots that need it or for the whole thing to be brought to bare metal? Thats a lot of work to remove everything, a lot more than $270 if you ask me.

its not too rusty. just some minor stuff in the corners and the paint is faded really bad.

I agree I thought it would have been alot more work. However each guy quoted between 3 - 4.5 hrs of labor


I thoght it would have taken way more time than that
 

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Awh..........You made it sound like he was sand blasting the whole trailer. Doesn't sound like a lot of work. Can't wait to see it afterwards. Post some pics for us. It might help.
 

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Awh..........You made it sound like he was sand blasting the whole trailer. Doesn't sound like a lot of work. Can't wait to see it afterwards. Post some pics for us. It might help.

Yes he will be blasting the entire trailer........Well other than the wheels adn maybe backing plates..... I will have thoes bagged and taped off.
 

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the only reason I can see that its so cheap is because they are blasting thick steel and can use max air pressure with the most abrasive media they have.

I had a truck blasted one time but they had to use something other than sand to keep it from warping. It was years ago and I can remember what they charged.
 

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Do yourself a favor....Take it to the guy find out where he is going to be blasting it at and block it up and pull the axles out from under it. No matter how good you think you have everything taped up....sand still finds its way into bearings.
 

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I charge $140.00 per hour (cover a HUGE amount of area in a short time period if the conditions are good).

We blow around 660 lbs. an hour @0.065 per pound, plus diesel, plus labor, plus electric, plus, plus, plus........ :rolleyes:

Really, now that I think about it, that is probably about right, maybe a touch more, defiantly a decent price though if done correctly. ;)
 

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Pantera28 said:
Awh..........You made it sound like he was sand blasting the whole trailer. Doesn't sound like a lot of work. Can't wait to see it afterwards. Post some pics for us. It might help.
Wait, isn't that what we were talking about? White metal?
 

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PJDiesel said:
I charge $140.00 per hour (cover a HUGE amount of area in a short time period if the conditions are good).

We blow around 660 lbs. an hour @0.065 per pound, plus diesel, plus labor, plus electric, plus, plus, plus........ :rolleyes:

Really, now that I think about it, that is probably about right, maybe a touch more, defiantly a decent price though if done correctly. ;)
:iagree: VERY FAIR PRICE . I HAVE TO SAY THAT THERE ARE A TON OF OPINION'S HERE AND EVERYBODY HAS PAYED A DIFFERENT PRICE , MAYBE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE PAYED TO MUCH . THANK'S PJD :rolleyes: :laugher: :laugher: :laugher:
 

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Just saying...... :)

I encourage people who are sticker shocked when I tell them the rate to stop on by and watch some parts get done.

I can tell you one thing for absolutely sure, you'll be DAYS fooling around with a POS 50lb. siphon pot from harbor freight. We use 100% crushed recycled glass that cuts faster, cleaner and better than any other slag or sand out there.
 

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Just saying...... :)

I encourage people who are sticker shocked when I tell them the rate to stop on by and watch some parts get done.

I can tell you one thing for absolutely sure, you'll be DAYS fooling around with a POS 50lb. siphon pot from harbor freight. We use 100% crushed recycled glass that cuts faster, cleaner and better than any other slag or sand out there.

yeah I agree im not fooling with the pressure pot that I have. Its great for smaller parts but a trailer would take me days.
 

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what about using a pressure washer with the attachment for blasting?
This is the second time I have heard this and I still don't get it.

Put it this way, once we blast something, you so much as BREATHE on it wrong and it will rust. Something as simple as a tricky dew point & temperature change can cause freshly blasted metal to rust over in just a few hours.

I can't see how using water would work at all.

Now then, soda blasting is another animal all together. The sodium bicarbonate somehow is a natural rust inhibitor, so I can't speak intelligently on how that works or doesn't in reference to water.
 
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