Car #: 20
Year : 92 Posts: 1801
I have a commercial sand/soda/bead blaster, and it works great for parts. I would hate to try and do a whole car, however. I imagine it would cost a fortune to have the whole car done. You will also find the media in every nook can cranny after it is done. You will be finding it five years from now. Again, like everything else I post, I could be wrong. wheel
I had an industrial media blasting company media blast my last build. The results were awesome. The entire car was brought down to bare metal and the cost was around 650.00. They used plastic media on the body panels to avoid warping and more aggressive media in other areas. The bare tub made it really easy to paint. They plugged all the holes before blasting but a little still made it into some of the nooks and crannys but no big deal really.
Region: Waterford Hills
Car #: 38
Year : 96 Posts: 348
you may also want to look at having the car dipped to strip it. There is a place locally that dips them and then e-coats everything when they are done. Their process strips all the paint and rust off the entire car. very messy on their end but when you get it back its like a new BIW.
-------------------- Ralph Provitz #38 2008 WHRRI SM Champion 2008 WHRRI Top 10 Overall V2 Motorsports, Race support, Data Dude
Year : 90 Posts: 162
I looked into having my beloved "monkey" miata stripped, honestly I have hated that paint since day one. There is a company called Chespeake Soda blasters, they said about $320.00 (160.00 an hour) on a miata to blast it. However, if you call them tell Mike its a racecar that you are wanting them to blast. They will not do a regular everyday driver, seems that the soda goes everywhere including the air box, air vents and the insides of the car. Eastwood Automotive offers a lot of solutions for car repair. I have used the USB liquid lead and its not bad for body panels
-------------------- "where one ends, one shall begin".
Region: So Cal
Year : 90 Posts: 74
Good you are looking into jobbing it out. I use a media blaster and I wouldn't want to do an entire car in a home garage. You will need a big compressor and be willing to clean up the mess from the media and old coating. Anything bigger than an a-arm I send out.
Car #: 12
Year : 1997 Posts: 137
Richard there is a guy right here in Oaklyn that used to have a mobile unit. Lakeview Custom Coach. Not sure if he still does, but he did the bottom of my boat, and the job was amazing. I will give him a call tomorrow for you.