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#464290 - Thu Oct 23 2008 04:36 PM paint removal sand or media blasting questions  
56 stepside  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 261
St. Louis
Hey everyone,
I have a question. I am working on a 56 stepside with really no rust through, but it does have 3 different coats of paint on it. I wanted to try sand or media blasting it off. I know sand will warp panels, but wondered has anyone else taken this approach? waht media was used?


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#464477 - Fri Oct 24 2008 04:12 AM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting questions [Re: 56 stepside]  
Achipmunk  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,762
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
anyone with any experience at all will not warp a panel of the older made steel. Check and ask around. One place often overlooked it the monument place. We have a place here with a guy who has been blasting car parts for over 20 years with the same company. They are also usually a little cheaper. Just besure and ask the rates BEFORE doing anythig, anywhere!


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#464529 - Fri Oct 24 2008 12:18 PM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: Achipmunk]  
Czechman  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,917
Raleigh, NC
If you just want to remove the paint why not use paint stripper or a grinder with one of THESE DISKS? Yes, the link isn't for the correct version but those things are the BEST thing I've found for removing paint and you can now get them for shop grinders. It will go through paint fast and not remove a molecule of steel.

Personally, I use one of THESE and love it. Some of the best money I've spent on my truck. Stripped two fenders, a hood and will probably get most of the cab stripped with a single disk.

Of course if you want your truck blasted, go for it but expect blasting sand to continue seeping out of every nook and cranny for a very long time.

Good luck!


Woody
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#464719 - Sat Oct 25 2008 05:46 AM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: Czechman]  
countilaw  Offline
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Joined: May 2007
Posts: 301
Dallas/Fort Worth, Tx
I sand blast all my parts including cabs, doors, and etc. I've never had a panel warp. Sand blasting also gets into all the nook and crannies, it's faster and cheaper than stripper, sanding or grinding.

Frank


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#464721 - Sat Oct 25 2008 05:52 AM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: countilaw]  
bluedot38  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 729
fort worth texas
I used CitriStrip, available at Home Depot, Walmart and other fine stores. About $11 a quart, and safe to use, no bad odors.
I had 3 coats of paint over the factory paint on the "Bomber" and it took off about 80% on the first application!! Best in warmer weather, but it worked great, Faster than sanding, and cheap to use.

Mike


#464910 - Sun Oct 26 2008 12:52 AM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: bluedot38]  
BIG CHEVY 3600  Offline
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Woody, that is an interesting tool; I'd like to try it out but mine is already blasted. However I'm also too lazy to do anything but sandblast.


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#465168 - Mon Oct 27 2008 12:36 AM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600]  
Achipmunk  Offline
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Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Woody, I suppose it all depends on conditions. I had my son to use the stripping disk, after I tried it for an hour or so, and at about $8 a pop it would have cost me a fortune to strip the many layers off the panel! So, I started blasting. Which I have gave up after this one. I sold my pressureizde blaster and if wont' go in my blasting cabinet it goes to the "blasting man"!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile

#465216 - Mon Oct 27 2008 03:02 AM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: Achipmunk]  
Czechman  Offline
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Raleigh, NC
That's okay Alvin, I've come to the conclusion that I live on a parallel universe anyway... but I'm not complaining. Things just work better here.


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#465589 - Tue Oct 28 2008 03:50 AM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: Czechman]  
Todd M  Offline
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Joined: May 2006
Posts: 172
Hanover, PA
Czechman. I do see that you blast some of the parts in your project. When you say you sandblast parts, are you using a blast cabinet or are you out in the open? Smaller parts fit in a cabinet, but larger things seem to need to be done outside. I was thinking about installing a curtain in the front corner stall of my garage to use as a blast area / paint area. I know that I would have to clean up all the dust between. I guess I am hoping to be able to reuse the aluminum oxide media by sweeping it up and sifting out the dirt. I just reviewed your cab photos. WOW, it took me a while. I have similar work to do, but I hope that mine goes more smoothly. I don't think I have any damage or welded in patches to undo.

I will probably use a combination of methods to remove the rust/ paint, but would like to blast the lower front cab corners so that I can see how much good metal is left.

Todd


#465644 - Tue Oct 28 2008 12:11 PM Re: paint removal sand or media blasting question [Re: Todd M]  
Czechman  Offline
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Raleigh, NC
Todd,

I have a small table top blasting cabinet that I bought at HF which I use for small parts. I also have a syphon blaster which I use outside in the carport. I don't have room for a real blasting cabinet so I have to make do. The tarp catches most of the Black Diamond media that I use. I can sweep up and sift all that mess in a half hour. I recycle about 80% this way. PICTURE

I would never blast indoors unless it was in a room where I did nothing else. The amount of dust generated is considerable.


Woody
Your Brother in Bolthood

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