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Re: Cleaning Calipers?

Hi Alexander;

    A body shop can do the sandblasting for you. As Steve points out, make
sure you seal up the caliper well before sandblasting. A body shop won't be
as careful with the blasting as you would be. The acid treatment is painted
on by hand and wiped off before it dries. It dissolves any small particles
of rust left behind by the sandblasting and passivates the metal surface to
make it more rust-resistant. I use Dupont Metalprep, but the other major
paint manufacturers make equivalent products.


----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander van Gerbig <Audi_80@email.msn.com>
To: Stephen Bigelow <sbigelow@sprint.ca>; Fred Munro <munrof@isys.ca>;
Quattro List <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 1999 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: Cleaning Calipers?

>     Yellow?  RED = SUPER MASSIVE BHP BOOST!  I was thinking maybe black to
> look sharp, or maybe red to look Porsche like...
> ...but maybe a very bright form of neon green is in order, then maybe
> wheels orange, then car gets a good coat of purple Krylon.  235bhp minimum
> with that setup;-)
> I really would like to powder coat black or red, haven't decided and I
> really don't have any sandblasting equipment handy, nor acid baths, or
> powder costing equipment.  Basically I'm shit out of luck and these
> may not work at all anyways.  Who could I do the sandblasting, auto body
> repair shop?
> Thanks!
>     Alexander van Gerbig '88 80
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