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Old 12-30-2017, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DonaldBuswell View Post
I've not yet done a front or rear fascia for these cars, but I've done a BMW 840 front fascia with no deleterious effects - ready for painting. As far as investing in a blasting cabinet - we may be on different playing fields as me investing in a blasting cabinet is around $20,000.00, and in one minute of media blasting I've already shot 25 pounds of media out of the $150.00 nozzle. So, please remember I engage in this as a hobby but only sprinkled in with paying jobs as I'm The Doctor at drblast.com
Well, I would not be investing in all this if there were somebody like you local to me north of Atlanta. My blasting/powder coating vendor while good is slow to turnaround my parts. My head rebuilder is not terribly interested in blasting my parts. He's plenty busy rebuilding and servicing heads for his other customers.

So, if I can do this on my own (blasting part) then I am ahead of the game. Storing clean parts is a lot easier than oil encrusted ones. Floor space is at a premium. But if I can clean the parts I have laying around and store them off site then I have room for a media blaster. That is a good trade off for me.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:48 AM
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Kevin, this is my thinking too. I do not 'store' dirty or filthy parts, the exception has been and is my 1970 300 parts off my grandfathers car he bought new in 1970 with all the cool options checked; 440 tnt, console, bucket seats, air conditioning, and AM Golden Tune radio. He opted out of power windows and a pass mirror. I have the window sticker too, a $5400.00 car brand new! But, back this this 1981 928, I bought it cheap, it was abandoned in a storage lot in Katy Texas since 2003, not moved, not started, and, in the dirt. I brought a shovel to expose the front tow hook, put a chain and had my friend give it a nice tug, the front left wheel was locked but freed itself up on the continuous pull. A major Ant colony had made its way into several cavities, but, no apparent damages! My end game for this car is internalize the costs and tasks with other jobs. Considering my lane is a lane many wish they had access to, I am tending to this car's business as I can, and, won't fully dig into this car until my S4 is stood up and operational, then this Competition Package car I'll dive deeply into; Body on rotisserie and blast it. I won't remove the undercoating as this stuff is the best - unless rust has compromised it. Atlanta is not too far from San Antonio - especially with tons of shipping options.
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