Soda Blasting

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craig

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On the subject of soda blasting. I have found a local shop, in
Fairbanks, that can do the job. What is a typical rate to pay? I was
quoted $100 per hr. How long should it take to do an entire Amphicar,
inside and out, excluding the bottom.
Craig in Alaska

-----Original Message-----
From: Rusty & Janell Gibson [mailto:rrrebels@wtp.net]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:25 PM
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Water Blasting


Hey Brian,
There is some really safe ways to strip paint. Probably the best is

soda blasting. It is actually baking soda. It will not heat up the
surface so there for will not warp the metal. The coolest thing about
it, is that after the surface is stripped it leaves a coating that will
protect the raw metal from flash rusting. Soda is gentle enough to pill

the paint off a beer can without putting a hole in the can. Potassium is

another media being used. My father is an amphicar owner and we have
stripped amphicar parts with soda. There's several good web sites out
there that tell about it. I'm almost positive that there is some soda
blasters in your state and they might be of some help to you. And if
you would like to talk more about it you can email me at
rrrebels@wtp.net. My father and I do media blasting for a small side
job and we can tell you of some media to stay away from on car bodies.

Rusty Gibson
Columbus, MT



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a_colo_native

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> quoted $100 per hr. How long should it take to do an entire
Amphicar,
> inside and out, excluding the bottom.
> Craig in Alaska


Craig,

A word of advice based on my experience. Don't do the entire car
inside and out unless you are very clear with the guys doing the job
about damage. If they overheat the panels which is VERY easy to do
they will warp. That is very expensive to correct. Make sure they
know to do it a small area at a time allowing it to cool. I can't
stress this enough! The sand blasting cost me $150 and the labor to
repair the warped panels was $2500+.

John
 
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craig

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RE: Re: Soda Blasting

Thanks John! That my be why he wants to do it by the hour and not a flat
rate for the job.
Craig in Alaska

-----Original Message-----
From: a_colo_native [mailto:colo_frontrange@netzero.net]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 8:48 PM
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Soda Blasting


> quoted $100 per hr. How long should it take to do an entire
Amphicar,
> inside and out, excluding the bottom.
> Craig in Alaska


Craig,

A word of advice based on my experience. Don't do the entire car
inside and out unless you are very clear with the guys doing the job
about damage. If they overheat the panels which is VERY easy to do
they will warp. That is very expensive to correct. Make sure they
know to do it a small area at a time allowing it to cool. I can't
stress this enough! The sand blasting cost me $150 and the labor to
repair the warped panels was $2500+.

John



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Rusty & Janell Gibson

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Craig,
Soda Blasting will not warp the metal like sand. Hourly rates are
anywhere from 85-150 an hour. It roughly can take up to 6-12 hours
mainly depending on the condition of the paint.
 
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RACNJAG@AOL.COM

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Re: Re: Soda Blasting

PLEASE STOP E-MAIL SOME OF THIS STUFF


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