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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:32 pm 
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What sort of money am i looking at to have a set of frame and forks blasted?


And what sort of blasting isnt going to cause damage to a steel 531 frame?

Never had it done before but ive got one or two frames and forks to have done.....

I know the easy option is go ask someone at a blasters.. But dont want to be quoted too much and it be done wrong... :?

Help appricated... Cheers guys :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:58 pm 
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10-15 quid.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:02 pm 
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Realy? that cheap? Bloody hell i was expecting it to be up near £50 or something... :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I'm getting a frame blasted and powdercoated at the minute.

£50 all in.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:27 pm 
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make sure they dont use cast iron grit it will rust inside the tubes instantly.
If you keep media blasting a frame it will eventually go through the tubes
It should be done with care and attention


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:29 pm 
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I dont think they are allowed to blast with cast iron anymore?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:36 pm 
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playford wrote:
I dont think they are allowed to blast with cast iron anymore?

the local guys I have used do,to answer the OP you should used medium glass bead 60-100 grit or even better dry ice,/soda.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:52 pm 
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Ok cool. I was worried about the iron blasting. Had heard of it but wasnt sure on what circumstances its used.


Dont need it powdercoated so hopefully keep the price down... Its hopefully going to be professionally painted anyway... (the first of the two frames)

So medium glass bead.... Perfect...


Oh and just one more thing... Anyone ever tried doing it at home with a compressor? Guessing a frame is too big to get in the common blasting cabinet haha

Cheers guys :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:05 pm 
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retrowagen1234 wrote:
Oh and just one more thing... Anyone ever tried doing it at home with a compressor? Guessing a frame is too big to get in the common blasting cabinet haha

Cheers guys :D

forget it you need an industrial compressor otherwise it will take you a week,better off using aircraft paint stripper


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:49 pm 
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retrowagen1234 wrote:
Oh and just one more thing... Anyone ever tried doing it at home with a compressor? Guessing a frame is too big to get in the common blasting cabinet haha

Cheers guys :D


AndyPA wrote:
forget it you need an industrial compressor otherwise it will take you a week,better off using aircraft paint stripper


Not true; it can be done at home- my old man's got this kit:

http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp? ... %20Blaster

and he did my motorbike frame with it, no problem.

Still far more economical to get someone else to do it for you, though.


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