Lotus Elan

Gel coat

PostPost by: twincamracing » Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:54 am

Having done my share of stripping with chemicals I prefer to have the
panels or bodyshell blasted with plastic media. A competent shop can
blast right to the gel coat or straight through to the 'glass depending
on how you wish to refinish. It also leaves a smooth finish on bare
'glass.

Walnut shells can leave an oily residue. Soda blasting can leave soda
lost in places you can't find, neither my favorite but better than
chemicals.

FWIW, I'd leave the gel coat in place unless you are doing a complete
color change. Stick with the same brand for the complete job. Don't use
the low end product line for a keeper. BTW the hues in the red range
are the most expensive ;)

Cheers,
Scott
retired ASE double Master AutoTech/Paint&Body



_______________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Declare Yourself - Register online to vote today!
http://vote.yahoo.com
twincamracing
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 85
Joined: 16 Sep 2004

PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:09 am

-----Original Message-----
From: KBS [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:02 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] Gel coat


Scott
Is there a brand name or better description for "plastic media"?
Ken
'69 +2 with BDR
'69 Lotus Elan +2 with Cosworth BDR
'84 Ferrari 400i
'94 Subaru SVX
'04 Audi allroad
lotuselan2
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 377
Joined: 19 Oct 2005
Location: Shamong, NJ

PostPost by: twincamracing » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:19 am

Is there a brand name or better description for "plastic media"?

Brand name? Not really, Ken. Sorta like sand...but plastic with sharp
edges. It is stocked in a variety of grits by most abrasives
warehouses. Dunno where you are but there's a big company out of
Houston I deal with. If you like I can pass you the contact info when I
wander out to the workshop. Not knowing where you are you could just
google "plastic media blasting" ;-)
Scott



_______________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Declare Yourself - Register online to vote today!
http://vote.yahoo.com
twincamracing
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 85
Joined: 16 Sep 2004

PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:22 am

Scott
That will do. I've heard of walnuts and glass but never heard of plastic
media.
Ken
'69 Lotus Elan +2 with Cosworth BDR
'84 Ferrari 400i
'94 Subaru SVX
'04 Audi allroad
lotuselan2
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 377
Joined: 19 Oct 2005
Location: Shamong, NJ
Previous

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests