Masking for Sandblasting

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by rugludallur, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. rugludallur
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    rugludallur Rugludallur

    I wonder if those of you with experience in sand/slurry/soda blasting can share any tips on masking/covering/protecting areas.

    From what I understand rubbery materials are best in order to "bounce" grit/shot off, for smaller grit and stencil work I noticed a lot of people use vinyl tape ranging from 0.2-0.4mm but what about larger grit/shot and more heavy duty blasting?

    For my current project I'm contemplating using rubber hoses for railing/tubes/pipes and for larger items air tubes from car/bicycle tires along with vinyl tape.

    What do you guys use when you have mirror finish stainless welded to structures that need to be blasted?

  2. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Sheet rubber, sold as swimming pool/garden pool liner. About 70 cents a square foot.
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