Technical aspects of automobiles

Re: Redi Strip vs. Sandblasting

In article <2912.27801…@blkcat.fidonet.org> Frank.Mall…@f417.n109.z1.fidonet.org (Frank Mallory) writes:

> HA> Is sandblasting better? An inquiring mind wants to know.

>Sand blasting can heat and warp large sheet metal components. Try to find a  
>place that does blasting with walnut shells.

Hmmm, won’t those walnuts make big dents in the sheetmetal too?  I always
prefered the old sandpaper and elbow grease method.  Takes a hell of a long
time, but you don’t get any damage from walnuts smacking into your car.

My windshield once broke when the car got pelted with walnuts from a
passing tree.  I guess it was pretty mad at the moving van in front of me.


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One Response to “Re: Redi Strip vs. Sandblasting”

  1. admin says:

     MM> >Sand blasting can heat and warp large sheet metal components. Try to
     MM> find a  
     MM> >place that does blasting with walnut shells.
     MM> >  
     MM>
     MM> Hmmm, won’t those walnuts make big dents in the sheetmetal too?  I
     MM> always
     MM> prefered the old sandpaper and elbow grease method.  Takes a hell of a
     MM> long
     MM> time, but you don’t get any damage from walnuts smacking into your car.

    ROFL (Fidoese for Rolling On Floor Laughing)! The shells are of course, ground  
    up before being loaded into the blaster.

    Sandpaper is OK for light surface rust, but not so good for heavy rust where  
    you end up with pitting after removing the rust. Also, most folks don’t have  
    the time or energy to sand e.g. the complete underside of a car by hand.

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