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Old 06-14-2005, 00:27   #1 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: corroded wheels

James Sweet wrote:
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> I've tried sandblasting aluminum items before, the media I use is a white
> sand made of crushed glass, the problem is aluminum is so soft that it sands
> away faster than most paints, especially powder coating. A light
> sandblasting will take off oxidation and very loose flakey coatings but you
> won't remove the powder coat that way without damaging the wheel.


I suppose we're just quibbling over semantics now, I'd call that glass
blasting. I've also seen blasting with walnut shells and various kinds
of plastic beads. And whatever you're blasting at aluminum wheels, if
you stay too long in one spot, then you can have a problem, so
experience is key.

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