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nik
21-01-2009, 11:19
anyone offer this..im sure someone told me they did but cant remember who it was..
i want KYTII suspension components blasted and painted before they go back on..

msherry21
21-01-2009, 11:23
Have you tried a local powder coater? when I got my suspension bits sorted, they sandblasted then powder coated the parts in various different colours for around 50, that was all the arms, ARB's and a few other bits and pieces.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2007/01/162.jpg

nik
21-01-2009, 11:26
thats what im talking about..

Jim-SR
21-01-2009, 11:43
somebody does offer it, ive spoken to them about it before, but i cant remember who it was lol. it wasnt Tony was it?

Paff
21-01-2009, 11:53
50, bloody hell thats cheap for the whole lot blasted and coated.

I can't remember the price the powdercoaters cost when we got a customers setup done but I know I had to spend ages sandblasting it all first.

Nik if it comes to it I can probably help you out with the blasting\cleanup etc but I think the coaters only did black except for special order which would cost more.
I can't remember what the total cost worked out at but Owen has the figures so can ask him when he gets home.

It is actually a service we want to look into offering, maybe even getting some sets done and shelved up so it can become an exchange service and there is always stock held.

Oh I have a phone pic of some of the parts.
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/01/135.jpg

Not sure how much it would cost for you to get all the parts to us tho.

nik
21-01-2009, 14:06
i would hand deliver them lol

monkeymax
21-01-2009, 17:31
FYI, I went to a local classic car restorer and asked them who they'd recommend for sandblasting & powder coating locally - followed their recommendation and was very happy. I got strut casings, front & rear ARBs and mounts, strut bars and front brace (under the car) all blasted & powder coated for 60 in a mix of silver and black. Granted, I wasn't 100% happy with the silver bits (more grey than silver, so I repainted them) but it made my life much easier than doing it by hand!

http://www.borealis.me.uk/Cars/RedNA/SuspChg/img_8643.jpg

http://www.borealis.me.uk/Cars/RedNA/SuspChg/img_8633.jpg

finished:

http://www.borealis.me.uk/Cars/RedNA/SuspChg/p5056522.jpg

http://www.borealis.me.uk/Cars/RedNA/SuspChg/P5036520.jpg

snowtigger
30-01-2009, 19:54
FYI sand blasting is illegal because of silicoses of the lungs so u cant use sand as u are breaking the law only know this as the place i get my bike engines bead blasted/vapour blasted told me.

u could take this with a pinch of sand they maybe trying to charge me more for the deferent mediums they use.

think tony had a long thread on all this ages ago.

BSM
30-01-2009, 23:50
Give me a call Nik, I can sort that for you!

Jim-SR
01-02-2009, 15:13
FYI sand blasting is illegal because of silicoses of the lungs so u cant use sand as u are breaking the law only know this as the place i get my bike engines bead blasted/vapour blasted told me.

u could take this with a pinch of sand they maybe trying to charge me more for the deferent mediums they use.

think tony had a long thread on all this ages ago.

i dont think anyone uses sand anymore. there was a sand blasting cabinet at my old work, but the stuff that went in it wasnt actually sand. it was some special granules of artificial stuff (something like silicone carbide i expect) that cost about 10 times as much as sand and didnt really resemble it in any way

my guess is that way back in the day, sand was the medium that was used. so thats where the name came from, and people just stick with the name because its always been that way. the proper name now is probably shot blasting or media blasting.

vapour/water blasting is pretty cool though. uses super high pressure water jets to blast stuff instead of an actual blast medium. supposed to be very good for stripping paint off of car shells. my old boss had his Corolla taken back to bare metal all over, but he couldnt find a modbile water blaster to come out and do it so had to settle for a "sand" blaster instead. took the guy just over a day to do it all, but got pretty much all of it back to bare metal. it work hardens it to an extent as well, so in theory it should stiffen the shell up a little. then he primed it all so it doesnt rust whilst he does all the other work on it, then eventually it will get properly painted once its fully race prepped

Paul Woods
01-02-2009, 15:53
Just be careful when it comes to doing complete hubs,i had mine done a few years ago and even with the bearing capped off to stop the media going in it still fecked my wheel bearings.

nik
02-02-2009, 09:31
i think i'll skip the hub, wire bursh and paint them instead..