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Paint stripper

PostPost by: john1180 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:47 am

Be careful of media ( or any kind of ) blasting! It's all in the skill of the operator. You can have a car that looks like it just came out of the mold, or a car that looks like it went through a war. Look at other glass workthey've done and talk to them a lot about what you expect. It can be greator a nightmare. John
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Steve,
Where are you located? I'm in SE Michigan and have been looking into media
blasting as well and have one quote at $750. I have only found one shop
that does it so far.

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has no one obtained experience with plastic media blasting, or soda,
wheatstarch, ground corn-cob, ice, CO2, or other soft materials?

I have an offer to do my lotus coupe with thermoplastic granules for
for 800 USD, un-negotiated. Seems more doable, less impact on gel
coats etc...
Steve









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PostPost by: Rod Little » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:06 am

Hi
Having just been in Miles workshop I can confirm that he certainly does
have a paint oven and I have seen him
doing large glass repairs in it
so maybe he does heat the shell to dry it out
just a thought
rod
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PostPost by: "Jeff at tiscali&quo » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:48 am

On a different subject Rod, how busy is Miles in the TC rebuild workshop?
Regards
Jeff
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Hi
Having just been in Miles workshop I can confirm that he certainly does
have a paint oven and I have seen him
doing large glass repairs in it
so maybe he does heat the shell to dry it out
just a thought
rod





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PostPost by: Rod Little » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:56 am

Hi Jeff
Sorry I didnt ask him but he always seems busy on something, he does all
the new stuff as well
he had a couple of elises in when I was there the other day
cheers
rod
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PostPost by: twincamracing » Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:12 pm

Be careful of media ( or any kind of ) blasting! It's all in the
skill of the operator. You can have a car that looks like it just
came out of the mold, or a car that looks like it went through a war.
Look at other glass work they've done and talk to them a lot about
what you expect. It can be great or a nightmare.

So true, it is not uncommon to hire unskilled labor to do the dirty
work of blasting and these folks haven't a clue about the significance
of the piece they are working.
Scott

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