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Old 01-18-2006, 08:42 AM
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I have an unobtanium part that I would like to paint. Before I can do that I need to blast it. I would really like to bead blast it vs sand blast so I don't warp or pit the metal. If someone has a bead blast cabinet on the south end of town that I could use briefly sat I would really appreciate it.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:20 AM
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Wes,

I have a buddy that has a cabinet that you could probably borrow. I don't know what kind of media he has. He lives right down the street from me (and he's a Cruiserhead; he's just not much of a "joiner").
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Maybe try Christo. I think he is using Beads in His cabinet, but do not really know for sure. Not on the south side, but still maybe close enough. robbie
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how big is it? i know you probably dont want to pay tohave it done, but if its a small peice, then try media blast, they charge per minute....
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it's about the size of a bezel... :p

Where is this place max... Is it a DIY?
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Wes, it will fit in my cabinet, but I run a pretty agressive aluminum oxide. How thin is the metal and what is on it that you need to get off?
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it's about the size of a bezel... :p

Where is this place max... Is it a DIY?

You might try some aircraft finish remover (commercial paint/varnish remover) first. The paint on bezels is oven baked and tough to remove....fought with that before!
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I have sand blasted all 3 of my 40 series bezels with no ill effects. I wouldn't worry about what the media is.
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I figured with all the curves of a bezel it's be a royal PITA to try and use stripper.

It's a pretty solid early 40 bezel. I just didn't want to use a real abrasive media and risk screwing it up... The OEM stamped ones are hard to come by and money...
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Did Santa bring you a stamped bezel for Christmas?
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