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    Thread: Media Blasting/ Soda Blasting in Northern Utah

    1. Member uncle_scott's Avatar
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      11-24-2009 04:17 PM #1
      Before I start down the path of chemically stripping my project car, I was wondering if anyone has any connections for media blasting or soda blasting. I contacted 2 places, and each was over $250 just for the engine bay. I want to get all of the old paint off the car so I can begin rust removal, also just to see what I am dealing with. If anyone has any good sources, or even places to call, I would appreciate it thanks.
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      11-24-2009 05:34 PM #2
      gary lowe, in hooper. did an awesome job on my wheels, hard to reach tho, hes a one man show. 801-458-7672
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      11-24-2009 05:55 PM #3
      Sweet thanks! I will give him a call and see. Were his prices reasonable?
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      11-24-2009 09:19 PM #4
      Let me know what you find out. Eventually I'd like somebody to do an entire shell.
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      11-25-2009 09:09 AM #5
      $80 for 4 18" wheels "aristos", not too pricey in my book. anything else would probably be cheaper, i can see the PITA they can be to blast. he had a few shells sitting around, one in the booth that he was blasting while i was there. he can shoot anything you need, walnut to sand. im sure you can work on the pricing with him, hes seemed like a straight up dude.
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      11-25-2009 09:56 AM #6
      I would go with shop history over price. It is realy easy to destroy a car with a media blaster. The heat genarated from the media hitting the car can warp the larger panels super fast.
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      11-25-2009 10:31 AM #7
      Jonny, I had read some stuff about that. That is one reason I wanted to soda blast the car. Apparently the baking soda mixture is easier on the surface, and generates little to no heat. $300 for the engine bay is a bit pricy though, haha. Maybe this week I will break out a few cans of aircraft stripper and go to work.
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      11-25-2009 02:03 PM #8
      I had heard $1000 to $1500 to strip a tub.


      I wouldn't even screw around with aircraft paint stripper in the engine bay- get yourself a good die grinder and put a gnarly wire wheel on it. Prepare to have your hands vibrated numb haha.


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    9. 11-30-2009 02:03 PM #9
      Yeah i stripped the Bomber and it took two gallons of aircraft . besides it doesnt work on the seam sealer .. two cans wont get you far .
      stop talking and start working

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      11-30-2009 02:55 PM #10
      The guy in Hooper that Jason posted about charges less than the commercial guys. $150-200 for the engine bay. $800-1000 for an entire shell. I am getting the seam sealer out with a wire wheel and a scraper. I just bought my vr6 swap car yesterday so hopefully I can get the motor mounts fabbed up in the mk1 bay, then get it blasted just after. Again, I'll keep you posted...pics of dialed swap car are on page 124 of the Davis thread. She's a real jewel haha.
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      Quote Originally Posted by that1guydotcom View Post
      scott is going light weight on everything he even trimmed the beard
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      I don't think there's anything responsible at all about owning a Porsche. That's like being responsible about a cocaine habit.

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