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Old 03-19-2010, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sandblasting aluminum wheels ? (pic)

I have some 87 CRX phone dials that I want to strip the paint off totally, and then polish the aluminum. Will sandblasting leave pits even if I use the correct type of beads ?

I've already hand sanded the one wheel in pic (right), but it was very labor and time intensive. And I still have 3 to go.

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Thanks for any input you guys have.
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Aircraft paint remover or Soda blasting. Neither will leave pits and both will strip your paint nicely!!!
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Aircraft paint remover or Soda blasting. Neither will leave pits and both will strip your paint nicely!!!
I used the aircraft remover on the ls meshies I just got, works wonders.....just dont let it get on your skin
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soda blasting has worked well for me in the past before with no pitting.
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Sounds like one of those lesson's you learned the hard way. Like, "Never fry bacon naked!"
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aircraft stripper is what ive used in the past on wheels and valve covers. like the guys said above me, don't get that shit on your skin!

i like those si center caps in there
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I used the aircraft remover on the ls meshies I just got, works wonders.....just dont let it get on your skin
Ahhh, Don't be a pussy! It doesn't hurt that bad. It just gets a bit hot and leaves a chemical burn on ya. Don't get it in your eyes. If I were you, I'd just keep sanding them and then polish the shit out of them with buffing compound and good buffer. It will be labor intensive, but they'll turn out super nice.
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Went and picked up a quart of paint stripper on my lunch... couldnt find the aircraft stuff at home depot.

The baking soda would have probably been less messy but I heard you need a special attachment to blast that stuff. And I'm not really sure where to get large quantities of baking soda lol.

Thx for the replies.... And for not making fun of my phone dials... People usually either love these or hate 'em.

I will post pics when the project is done.
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done both (sand blast and paint stripper) and both have had the same results. just a bit more sanding on the sandblast wheel is all just to smooth it out but if you do it right theyll come out looking like mirrors. i got a set of ep3 wheels im in the process of polishing right now!
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Sounds like one of those lesson's you learned the hard way. Like, "Never fry bacon naked!"
lol, I had gloves on, but I was barefoot lol. I thought a fire ant bit me then it got worse and worse so I hosed it off lol. btw, this is how well the weels came out




btw, I need 2 more ls meshies lol.
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The baking soda would have probably been less messy but I heard you need a special attachment to blast that stuff. And I'm not really sure where to get large quantities of baking soda lol.
Yeah it uses a different attachment. Eastwood sells it but it's $130 and they also sell the soda, it's not the same shit you buy at the grocery store btw..
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Fine glass beads on a low pressure work. I don't use sand for anything (for other reasons than it not being safe). Can't comment on soda blasting as I haven't tried it yet (building a booth to blast an entire car in, won't be blasting anything else with it).
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