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Old 06-14-2021, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever tried “Dustless Blasting”??

I just purchased a 1985 F-250 from TBH’er [mention]sboudreaux [/mention] (thanks again man!). This thing is sweet, and I mean SAAAWWWWEEET! Can’t find any rust, runs like a top, straight body, and my wife actually likes it!

So what’s wrong with it? Well, there’s a bedliner that was applied over the entire body of the truck several years back, and it’s definitely seen better days. Some of it will peel right off but some of it won’t budge.




A couple of questions for ya:

- What’s the best way to remove from the whole truck so I can prep for paint or a new professional spray on bedliner?

- Anyone ever try dustless blasting ( http://www.texasgreenblast.com/index.html)? A buddy at work found this one close to home and it seems pretty awesome. (Bonus points if you have a ballpark on cost!)

- Any leads on a good paint shop or bedliner shop that I can check out around the Georgetown/Round Rock area?


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Old 06-14-2021, 11:22 PM   #2
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I’m no help but I kept going back to that thread like a bug to a porch light. Please be sure to post your finished product somewhere!
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:15 AM   #3
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Personally I don't think you would get very far blasting, just a guess.
I spent a million hrs of my childhood sandblasting granite with aluminum oxide, and it seems like the bedliner would hold up a long time against that media.
Depends on how well it's stuck on, I guess.
Possibly some type of stripper would take it off.
Curious to see what you figure out.

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Old 06-15-2021, 06:19 AM   #4
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Personally I don't think you would get very far blasting, just a guess.
I spent a million hrs of my childhood sandblasting granite with aluminum oxide, and it seems like the bedliner would hold up a long time against that media.
Depends on how well it's stuck on, I guess.
Possibly some time of stripper would take it off.
Curious to see what you figure out.
Agree with this, the bedliner may not be brittle enough to erode away from the blast media.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:20 AM   #5
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Personally I don't think you would get very far blasting, just a guess.
I spent a million hrs of my childhood sandblasting granite with aluminum oxide, and it seems like the bedliner would hold up a long time against that media.
Depends on how well it's stuck on, I guess.
Possibly some time of stripper would take it off.
Curious to see what you figure out.

This! Most bedliner is too rubbery so it just absorbs the shot.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:35 AM   #6
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Try Strypeeze. Works on paint, not sure about that type of base.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:39 AM   #7
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I have a dustless blaster but I'm in Houston. You can probably call a few industrial coating shops in your area to see if one of them can blast it for you.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:44 AM   #8
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Old 06-15-2021, 07:45 AM   #9
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I think the dustless blasting will take it to bare metal quickly based on the videos that I watched. It eats through body filler in seconds so sun-rotted bedliner won't be a problem. I would spend the money to have it blasted then take it straight to whoever is going to put a new coat on it.

https://youtu.be/qYfgDpI4f5c

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Old 06-15-2021, 09:10 AM   #10
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Try calling a company that installs bed liners in trucks and ask them what they use to remove old liners when prepping for a new liner.
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:50 PM   #11
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Thanks y’all!

I got quoted 400 to strip the whole truck to bare metal, seems fair!

Now, bedliner is another story. I got a quote today for 7k to do the whole truck in super liner. That seems insane! I’m leaning more towards a “decent” paint job. Any recommendations on a paint shop around the greater Austin area that won’t cost an arm and a leg?


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Old 06-15-2021, 10:15 PM   #12
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Wow that’s 400 well spent if they do a good job. But wow that seems like a lot to spray an old truck with liner
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Old 06-15-2021, 10:41 PM   #13
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I think the dustless blasting will take it to bare metal quickly based on the videos that I watched. It eats through body filler in seconds so sun-rotted bedliner won't be a problem. I would spend the money to have it blasted then take it straight to whoever is going to put a new coat on it.

https://youtu.be/qYfgDpI4f5c

Body filler and rubbery bed liner is apples to oranges.
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Wow that’s 400 well spent if they do a good job. But wow that seems like a lot to spray an old truck with liner

100% agree on both!
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Old 06-16-2021, 06:53 AM   #15
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Thanks y’all!

I got quoted 400 to strip the whole truck to bare metal, seems fair!

Now, bedliner is another story. I got a quote today for 7k to do the whole truck in super liner. That seems insane! I’m leaning more towards a “decent” paint job. Any recommendations on a paint shop around the greater Austin area that won’t cost an arm and a leg?


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Where is that at? Previous owners of my excursion did an Earl Scheib type paint job on it and it is flaking off everywhere. I want to take it to metal and start over. $400 would be well worth it for me not to have to spend days prepping it. I already have access to a paint guy for gratis, I just have to do the prep work.
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Body filler and rubbery bed liner is apples to oranges.

Watch the video. It isn’t a rubber-like substance and the blasting didn’t have any trouble taking it off. Educate yourself before commenting.


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Old 06-16-2021, 08:59 AM   #17
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Where is that at? Previous owners of my excursion did an Earl Scheib type paint job on it and it is flaking off everywhere. I want to take it to metal and start over. $400 would be well worth it for me not to have to spend days prepping it. I already have access to a paint guy for gratis, I just have to do the prep work.

They are based in Taylor but are mobile


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Old 06-16-2021, 09:00 AM   #18
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Where is that at? Previous owners of my excursion did an Earl Scheib type paint job on it and it is flaking off everywhere. I want to take it to metal and start over. $400 would be well worth it for me not to have to spend days prepping it. I already have access to a paint guy for gratis, I just have to do the prep work.

And now I need your hookup on the paint guy!! Lol


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Old 06-16-2021, 09:02 AM   #19
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And now I need your hookup on the paint guy!! Lol


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Old childhood buddy! Paint shop quoted me $8500 to repaint my excursion.
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Watch the video. It isn’t a rubber-like substance and the blasting didn’t have any trouble taking it off. Educate yourself before commenting.


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Reading comprehension before posting
We know it's not rubbery, thats why it works....
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Watch the video. It isn’t a rubber-like substance and the blasting didn’t have any trouble taking it off. Educate yourself before commenting.


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So your YouTube certified with no hands on experience and you want to talk down to someone that’s actually in the blasting business.

Makes sense I guess....
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So your YouTube certified with no hands on experience and you want to talk down to someone that’s actually in the blasting business.

Makes sense I guess....

Glad you see it my way


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We know it's not rubbery, thats why it works....

Ok I guess


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No guessing to it.
When you have a area to blast that's in the middle of area you don't want blasted, guess what, you put something rubbery over it to protect it.
Sandblasting stencil(rubber) or similar.
Now with aluminum oxide or similar, you will eventually burn through it, but it takes a lonnng time.
Not sure what you're not understanding...
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Old 06-16-2021, 10:57 PM   #25
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Thanks y’all!

I got quoted 400 to strip the whole truck to bare metal, seems fair!

Now, bedliner is another story. I got a quote today for 7k to do the whole truck in super liner. That seems insane! I’m leaning more towards a “decent” paint job. Any recommendations on a paint shop around the greater Austin area that won’t cost an arm and a leg?


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Eagle Painting in Liberty Hill. Not the best paint job but probably best price. They have done a couple projects for me and they were good enough but their price was the best any where.
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Old 06-17-2021, 06:52 AM   #26
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Eagle Painting in Liberty Hill. Not the best paint job but probably best price. They have done a couple projects for me and they were good enough but their price was the best any where.

Definitely going to give them a call for a quote!


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Old 06-17-2021, 07:18 PM   #27
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Look up KKSPRAY2020 on Facebook. I have not seen his work in person but it looks good in the pictures. I have been looking at having my ranch truck sprayed and his quote was cheaper than paint.
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Old 06-17-2021, 07:23 PM   #28
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The first thing that I would try to remove the old bedliner is a good pressure washer.
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