Originally Posted by angrybird
Thanks Rusty and Poppy.
I managed to get someone down to $40. But that is the lowest I can find for blasting after calling around a dozen people.
I'm now considering getting a reconditioned drum for $60. They tell me that the reconditioning process includes burning and blasting it. And they claim there there are no liners or rust inhibitors sprayed inside the drum. Do you guys know if this is the common reconditioning process? I'm actually surprised that it would come out with a bare metal interior.
One can only take them at their word, and what you see.
Bare metal is what you want. You have to compare to new cost...which is about the same, I suspect, but then you know what was in it beforehand, etc.
Outside should not matter much, unless you wish to paint etc.
I burned the inside of a new 30 gallon barrel with a propane torch (big one) to remove antirust and sprayed outside with flat black 500 temp Rustoleum.