I guess you science teacher never showed you how to make a flour bomb jim. Any particulate matter suspended in the air is suceptible to explosion when compressed in a container. All it takes is a flash flame and boom!. when I was a kid we blew up a lot of paint cans and garbage cans with sacks of flour. It doesn't matter the material (which is why most sandblasting cabinets have vents) but soda does touch off a little easier than say aluminum oxide (although aluminum oxide has a hotter flame front). As for a health concern, yeah they all do. I could not tell you the crap I used to cough up back when the corvette shop had me wroking the sandbalster for 8 hours a day for days on end.quote:
Not that I know a lot about it but isn't there either a health concern for soda blasting (a respirator is needed to prevent lung damage) or a risk of explosion or flash fire from the dust in the air? Then again I guess you could say the same thing about two part auto paint....
Hey Geeto - what would work better on a T500 crankcase? Walnut shells or soda blasting??? I need to get the race bike case cleaned up as my crank is at the rebuilder's now......
EDIT - Or I could read Rosko's post a little better and see that he's got the coveralls/repirator/air handling thing covered already....
Edited by - diamondj on Feb 20 2007 7:21:27 PM