Black Diamond fine media blast

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  1. SPJ

    SPJ Silver $$ Contributor

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    IMG_0968.JPG Gents
    Has anyone used this product for heavy sand in their rear bag?
    This small bag weighs 50#
     
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    No but I use it in my blast cabinet.
    It should work quite well, I think I will try it too.
     
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  3. Steve morgan

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    Yes works ok
     
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    I have used it in both a front bag and a rear bag and it works fine for me.
    Regards,

    Joe McNeill
    SW Arkansas
     
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    Available at my local Tractor Supply store. No shipping charges.
     
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  6. SPJ

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    That is correct although it may not be heavy enough for my purposes
     
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    what is the purpose in coal for blasting? how does it compare with glass, alum oxide, etc?
     
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    Dusty,
    It is used a lot in pipeline coating removal for buried pipe, it is a bit coarse for most of our purposes.
     
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    Shipyards my man, cuts the crap out of barnacles and heavy bottom paint and rust and welds topside,,also called Black Beauty
     
  11. SPJ

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    I'll take a picture of the other side of the bag,
    Not sure if it's actually coal, that may be a brand.
    I tried some last night on a separate bag, it did pack fairly well although didn't add the weight that chromite would.
    $7 a bag to test was ok
     
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    I’ve used it in several bags with no complaints.
     
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    bcarico Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have also used the exact stuff from Tractor Supply. If I remember right the last rear bag was like 13lbs with it. The same rear bag was like 18lbs with heavy sand. Definitely heavier than normal play sand. It packed good but would be a little worried putting it anything other than a leather bag. It’s a little sharp compared to sand.
     
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    I've experienced about the same thing as far as packing it definitely packs tight just not as heavy as I'm looking for
     
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