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Old 02-27-2010, 09:17 AM
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Where do I come with this stuff?????One of the shops I worked for years ago had a car blasted..After it was done the customer came back all pissedoff because he turned the defrosters on and sand went everywhere he almost got in an accident....not to mention the mess it made of his suit..What I know is, its very messy and gets everywhere and it shouldn't be done by an armature....My first experience was when I was just learning bodywork.. My buddy (the owner of the shop) and I built a 32 ford p/u all chopped and channeled ,it looked great ...we took it out for its first ride and when we hit 75mph all the sand that was stuck in the lip above the windshield started flying around getting in our eyes we ended up in a farmers field after taking down some barbed wire...we were lucky, we both thought we were dead....Experience is where I come up with this stuff I can still remember the mistakes I made when I was learning..We blew that car out many times and still missed that lip.most of the members here just want to get their cars on the road not do a total 100% resto.... that wouldn't make a lot of sense to attempt a total resto with no experience ...so your right I don't know much about blasting and never claimed too.Ive never really needed to blast anything and consider it unnecessary for sheetmetal,I'll blast a frame though....but hey...I'm just a hack ....with a good memory and I probably hate blasting as much as you hate chemical stripping and Ospho..What I do know is if I had 30-40 grand into a blasting operation I'd probably tell everybody its THE only way to do a good job too. My opinion is chemical strippers are more the way to go for most the members here,DIY's that build drivable cars on a tight budget not trailer queens that are farmed out...

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you also do not know how to prep a blasted car either. every car that is blasted here is vacuumed first to reclaim my media then washed and rinsed . for your information i do not promote my blasting business . i do a few for other shops but that is about it. any i do leave here in epoxy which is the best way to start. i have far too much to do to stand in a blast booth all day. i still have seen no proof of all the claims you make. in this part of the world that is known as " all hat , no cattle ".
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The coating must be neutralized, no if and buts, so please don't dilute the procedures.


Like I said before, it has its place and uses but you must know the procedures.
Like I said many times before...Your wrong,I've never neutralized it and cant understand why people have problems with something thats so simple. (unless sanding and wax & grease remover Is considered neutralizing it)? but I use it mainly on the exterior surfaces of bodies and I cant afford to waste 5 gallons ofOspho (200.00??) or epoxy(500.00???) dipping small parts that'll fit in my electrolytic tank with absolutely no prep work ,just take them out ,clean them and prime them....We are getting somewhere though, after a year of this,even though none of us have changed our opinions at least we can keep civil about it for the most part(lol)...Sorry about all the phone calls, must be a PITA.... if ospho didnt work with my brand of epoxy primer I just change my brand of primer.the ospho I'd keep...The directions are on the side of the bottle.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:28 AM
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you also do not know how to prep a blasted car either. every car that is blasted here is vacuumed first to reclaim my media then washed and rinsed . for your information i do not promote my blasting business . i do a few for other shops but that is about it. any i do leave here in epoxy which is the best way to start. i have far too much to do to stand in a blast booth all day. i still have seen no proof of all the claims you make. in this part of the world that is known as " all hat , no cattle ".
Back then (35yrs ago) we used sand we didnt even try to reclaim it .LOL...I was trying to point out that even a small mistake can lead to a bigger problem.Most hobbyists don't have a blasting booth or a rotisserie to work with.There's a lot I don't know about blasting ,the big mess it makes about all I NEED to know I don't use blasting equipment thats been made clear..so unlike others that don't use ospho I don't have a whole lot to say about it other than what I DO know (its messy and expensive) I never said You were promoting your blasting business you must have miss read something (again)....we have similar sayings here,like a 5gal hat on a ten gallon head..... What kind of "PROOF" would you like to see? Pictures or in person? Now if you really want to get some good name calling down meet me in the playground at recess.

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I had a shop blast my model A pickup bed years ago , I vacuumed it, blew it with the the air gun but when I started painting I had more sand come out, on something I can move, turn it upside down, on end, etc vac and blow. If I ever start on the 27 RPU I'll get seam sealer and wipe it on all the seams, keep sand in and moisture out.
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