Originally Posted by zildjian4life218
How can you not remove all of the glass beads? do they embed themselves into the aluminum?
The "beads" are really more like flour in consistency. That said, this is another of those "internet myths" that seem to be propagated by those with no actual experience. Anyone can clean anything with the proper effort and diligence. If the pistons are still hung on the rods, stick a ziplock bag over it and tape it just above the ringlands. I *think* the reason for not blasting the lands has something to do with possible deformation and the ability to maintain ring seal afterwards...