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« on: 29 April, 2010, 07:19:06 AM »

I have bought a soda blaster for 159 from Millar soda blasting on ebay item 260593276924 and it is a great bit of kit. Never tried it before but was faced with a very dirty and oversprayed engine bay on the S1. Very easy to setup and get going.
Castings, internal pressings came up clean in seconds.

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« Reply #1 on: 29 April, 2010, 08:14:54 AM »


Its always good to hear when a gizzmo actually delivers...

How big a compressor to drive it?  Got before/after photos?

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« Reply #2 on: 05 May, 2010, 08:58:23 AM »

I bought a simple blasting gun from Machine Mart for about 30 and some soda bicarb from the net (a Chinese food wholesaler!) for about 9 for 4Kg.  Son Jude used it to blast the carbs on Freyja's Alfa Spider and they look excellent.   The essential is the use of soda bicarb (soluble) rather than sand!
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« Reply #3 on: 10 May, 2010, 08:50:57 PM »

 : My mate got a company to soda blast the wheels off his Fulvia, (cromodora's) they did a fine job, fairly smooth finish, the only problem with 40 year old alloys is the pitting thats been covered up by all the layers of paint. Does anyone have  a cure for the pitting.  Huh?
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« Reply #4 on: 10 May, 2010, 10:29:28 PM »

If you are going to have the wheels powder-coated (which I would recommend as it seals any porosity), then I believe you can fill any pitting with "chemical metal" filler.   It will not dissolve with the heat from the oven, whereas ordinary body filler will.   I have no personal experience, and would imagine that you will have to be very careful dressing down any surplus filler as the mag-alloy is very soft.

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« Reply #5 on: 12 November, 2011, 10:51:41 PM »

Anyone else experience of using a soda blaster or the dual unit advertised below?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eastwood-Dual-Pressure-and-Soda-Blaster-Brand-New-/380341015823?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item588e17550f


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« Reply #6 on: 28 December, 2011, 11:13:29 PM »

A useful page of info and videos -

http://www.millarsodablasting.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=57


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« Reply #7 on: 04 January, 2012, 08:20:21 AM »

Hi Frank, you might like to look at this site that seems to have quite a bit to say about sand/soda/media blasting.

A lot of useful tips and caveats. I am put off by the mess as I have only an enclosed workshop in  which to do the work and it seems outdoors is best. Maybe I should buy a farm .................... but then I wouldn't have any time for the cars !!

www.mig-welding.co.uk

Good luck,

                    Andy

PS any news on delivery of the car ?
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« Reply #8 on: 04 January, 2012, 09:50:05 AM »

Cheers for that Andy, no doubt am following in the footsteps of previous restorers queries both on this forum and others.

Will see whats revealed on initial strip down.

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