Any recommendations for sandblaster work?

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I have some jump seats coming from a guy in upstate New York, and am looking into getting them sandblasted and possibly powder coated. Anyone have a recommendation for a place local to get this work done?
 

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This guy rocks. He only does sand blasting, though. I used him on my Con-Ferr rear bench project with good results.

Larry Akin
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I was just going to post a similar question.
I am repainting my Hi-Lift and wanted to get it stripped and cleaned before painting.

Has anyone tried the Soda Blasting? Have any idea of the cost difference to sand blasting?
 

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Ask Tucker. He has a portable Harbor Freight soda blaster that he's used to clean up parts on his 3FE conversion. Looks like it works pretty good.
 

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Soda blasting -

Works great for paint/undercoating, doesn't do much on more than light surface rust.

Tucker
 
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I did a search on the wrong word; there are quite a few places when you look for powder coating, and they all do sandblasting as well.
 
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For smaller parts we do powdercoating, sodablasting and sandblasting here in house. But we're not set up for parts later than about 2ftx2ft
 
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I used Highpoint in Liberty Hill, going to pick them up tomorrow, I'll post some pics. $55 each to blast and powdercoat; I didn't think was too bad.
 
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55 is cheap for that. Let us know how it turns out.

Here you go. $55 each, and I think he did a great job. He has quite the nice setup there, and does a lot of work with some fab shops and car clubs. Pads and straps coming in today; I'll get them put together and in the 40 soon!

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Were they painted or powder coated? The finish looks pretty glossy, which i actually like. I'm headed to EP this afternoon for work tomorrow and will be putting my jump seats on a truck back to Austin. I bought them on line and have not had a good look at them but know the frames will need work before I put the new seat covers on.
 
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Yeah, I bought the seats from a guy in upstate NY. They were in pretty decent shape, but needed to be blasted. The finish is a semi-gloss black powder coat, and looks great! And they did it in one day. Give 'em a call, talk to JT, and tell 'em Jeff Daniel sent ya!
 
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