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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Location: bicester
Anyone know. Of any in the oxfordshire area...
Or a good strippers for a ally frame that wont leave marks or pitting.?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:12 pm 
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get it soda blasted,i've had a few ally frames done and they come back looking like brand new every time

kona easton ultralite
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Where are you getting them soda blasted mate? I'm not too far from you so would be interested if using them if they're local?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:37 pm 
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he's mobile so will pick up and drop it off,usually does it within a day or so.i've got his number somewhere as he's done a few for me.for aluminium i wouldn't consider anything else.
i'll pm you the number


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Sausagefingers..... Let out the secret...
Where did you get it done as will send mine off.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm 
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he's a local blaster for local people :lol:

he has a franchise so i would think they are pretty much nationwide.
i can only go off my experience and once i had my aluminium kona blasted i wouldn't consider anything else.it's not the cheapest ( about £40 for a frame) but for alumium frames there is nothing better imo,they come back looking brand new.
i gave him my orange 5 frame and left the rubber cable grommits in but the soda didn't damage them at all

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bin the nitromors and get jiggy with the soda :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:42 pm 
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Soda blasting one of the classic cars secrets. Saw a demo once where they stripped an empty coke can of its paint and caused not damage or distortion to the can :shock: Impressive stuff.


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www.sodablasteast.co.uk are based in Rushden, Northamptonshire and did a fine job on my Tazmon front triangle for £40.

Might be easier than someone in the far north if you live around Bicester.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:04 am 
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Cheers phil77... :wink:

Ya a lot easier me thinks :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:36 am 
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''the far north'' - it's manchester not the north pole :lol: :lol: we even have telephones oop here now :lol:

look for someone local as once you factor in postage it starts to get expensive.it seems to getting more popular so i would think there will be someone doing it fairly local to everyone

even in the far north :lol: :lol:


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