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Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Bossman 92, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    How much should I expect to pay to have 1 of my V boxes blasted? Just the box, nothing else. I stripped everything off of it including the back chute assembly.

    I wanted to have it blasted and painted, but was quoted $700 a few weeks ago. So I went and bought the supplies to do it myself. I mentioned this to my dad (he runs a tool shop) and he said they have stuff blasted all the time for cheap.

    I went to another place today and was quoted $400 just to blast the box! :eek:

    I figure someone on here has done this before.

    Thanks Bossman
  2. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    I have blades blasted allll the time, a typical powerdered coated 8' blade with a-frame and lift will cost me $400! So If you can have a whole V-box done for $400 grab it! even the $700 price doesn't seem to out of place, for these parts
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I dont know, Drew, Like I told you on the phone the other day, I got a sand blaster, buy the sand and were do it
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    $400 is a heck of a deal to get blasted. V boxes are a paint to blast anyways, they are the one thing I don't blast myself. Takes all day unless you have a diesel power compressor to run your blaster.
  5. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I have 2 v bed salters that I may be reconditioning to sell. I need to repaint them, I thought about sandblasting but after this thread i think ill skip it. But my my question is, would it be pretty easy to sand/grind the paint off instead of sandblast?
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413


    Bossman Started to and it is a PITA.

    IMO, its not worth the head act, just sandblast it
  7. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Hmm, not what I wanted to hear but that helps! I need a quick sale more than anything, I dont want to put more in than i can get.