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#1 awol OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 03:38 PM

So today I had some time to start prepping the sheet metal on my 1225, I picked up a 10 gallon pot sandblaster and 26 gallon compressor at a estate sale for $200.00. They were never used and I couldn't pass it up. The compressor is a little under size for the sandblaster but if you take you time it works OK. I got the tri-chrome rings in last week and my daughter was looking at them and you know now what happend:wallbanging:Oil ring in two pieces. It was the only set available at Rock creek consulting, so I will see if I can find another set.


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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:19 PM

Nice looking equipment.Good looking job.
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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:23 PM

It looks like the sandblaster/compressor did a nice job on those pieces. For 200$ I can see why you couldn't pass it up.
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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:36 PM

I just need to find the best way to remove the decals. The sandblaster won't do it so maybe some elbow grease and some solvent might do the trick????

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:49 PM

I just need to find the best way to remove the decals. The sandblaster won't do it so maybe some elbow grease and some solvent might do the trick????

Try using a heat gun to loosen them. I had a bunch of them to remove from my 314, some of which had been painted over. The heat gun and a small scraper got most of it off and solvent finished the job.
I learned that trick here on the forum. Just passing it on.
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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:51 PM

You could try soaking the decals with Lacquer thinner to soften them up.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:53 PM

Try using a heat gun to loosen them. I had a bunch of them to remove from my 314, some of which had been painted over. The heat gun and a small scraper got most of it off and solvent finished the job.
I learned that trick here on the forum. Just passing it on.


Thanks for the info Brian, I will give that a try.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:54 PM

Thanks Maynard I will try that as well.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 07:34 PM

Nice buy on the Blaster

Looks like your making good progress :thumbs:
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Posted October 05, 2011 - 01:30 PM

Got a few more things done today, that sandblaster sure makes short work of removing the paint!!:bounce:
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Posted October 05, 2011 - 01:49 PM

You are making good progress.
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Posted October 05, 2011 - 07:02 PM

You are making good progress.


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Posted October 05, 2011 - 11:57 PM

awol, looks real good. are you able to recover some of your sand? and how long did it take to strip your hood?

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 03:38 AM

awol, looks real good. are you able to recover some of your sand? and how long did it take to strip your hood?


Yes I have a tarp setup that recovers about 20%, as for the hood if I include the decals about a hour. I ended up using a razor blade scraper to remove the decals and some goo gone.

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 11:48 AM

Some more pic's I think is's ready for primer and paint
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