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      01-07-2015, 06:55 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by mnester
Hello, does anyone know a shop that can do walnut blasting for a decent price? And by decent I mean not over $400. Any information would be appreciated. I got a quote for $980 or something like that. I think the walnuts were made of precious metals or something like that. Or perhaps taking off that intake manifold takes 8 hours to complete. Who knows...

I would do it myself but I don't feel like buying the tools for something I will use once every 75k. But perhaps I should if the prices are this ridiculous.
You can get the tools and supplies to do it for less than $150, unless you need a compressor too.

Manifold gaskets ~ $40
Walnut shells ~ $1 a pound (need 15-20 lbs)
Media blaster ~ $50 from harbor freight
Manifold vacuum adapter (optional) ~ $75

Depending on experience, can take 6-8 hrs for the whole job. If I was in the area I'd do it for ya!