[Vwdiesel] sand blasting - refishing mags
ev32amd at yahoo.ca
Tue Jan 23 11:23:24 EST 2007
do i have any other options beside sand blasting?
James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:
I did my teardrops with glass beads, color matched to the burgundy 89
when i had it. They needed refinishing, as some tire shop guy hammered
the finish off them removing them from the hub.
left a VERY nice ready to paint finish, and they are holding the finish
well after four years.
Current owner wants to make them silver now, go figure...
I used a blastvac- a body shop spot touchup device that recaptures the
media. Like Nick, I would recommend glas beads, as coarser media such as
iron oxide, ground slag, etc, leave too rough a finish for painting.
There was NO surface prep required other than a wipe with cleaner after
Size of machine?
all depends on how patient you are Evan. Bigger compressor is better,
you can add just a tank for more reserve air, to reduce the time spent
waiting for the compressor to recover. Cabinet needs to be big enough
to physically fit a rim, and the gun. I have all the stuff to blast
continuously, but if you have more time, you can wait a bit for the
compressor... cabinets recover the media, so you reuse it until it
wears out (and glass wears out fast), but plan on using a cheap canadian
tire shop vac with a drywall bag in it to suck the dust out of the cabinet.
Evans Antoniou wrote:
> hello all,
> has anyone tried sandblasting the old paint on their mags and using a new finish from Dupont paint made for their mags?
> how strong does the sandblaster machine have to be?
> are there any machines on ebay good enough - just to get a general idea.
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