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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sand/shot blasting London and South east?
« Last Post by richard on July 31, 2015, 09:05:58 AM »
Well maybe a floor but I would never again have a whole body blasted . Think we've had this one before , okay like Al says if the blaster has history but my Trojan came back rippled and with hundreds of depressions but not a deep as the one I suffered  :( funnily enough it didn't remove much metal as it hadn't been too bad !
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sand/shot blasting London and South east?
« Last Post by Big Al on July 31, 2015, 08:44:37 AM »
Bit anti blasting bodyshells, unless present or know that others say they are OK. I have seen a few nasty results where the pressure has been turned up and the panelling stretched and damaged. I think this is why dipping become fashionable. But dipping can leave you with some gaping holes and no old structure to inspect to effect an accurate repair. Its all a bit tricky to know really. So much easier when there were local pet people doing these things.
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http://www.rfiscreening.co.uk Maybe to far out but give them a ring , they have done work for me before
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sand/shot blasting London and South east?
« Last Post by AndyL on July 30, 2015, 09:48:33 PM »
I've had items shot-peened before. It leaves it with a surface that is perfect for putting primer coats on, as you need a textured surface for initial coats, especially if your using an epoxy primer.

Have the shell dipped is another method, but it does tend to work out more expensive, and no real benefit for a single skinned item.
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Microcar Events / Re: Rumcars at the National.
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on July 30, 2015, 09:15:36 PM »
Dear Malcolm

Many thanks for letting us take up some of your space.

So Guys and Gals ( oh dear that sounds too Jammy Servile) what car should we try and get to grab the attention of the visitors? It needs to be rare like Mike's Mochet was last year.

Chris Thomas
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Microcar Events / Re: Rumcars at the National.
« Last Post by Bob Purton on July 30, 2015, 09:01:50 PM »
Ah, that's the pitch sorted then.







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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: What class
« Last Post by Michael on July 30, 2015, 07:02:25 PM »
I am trying to limit the use of spacers between wheel and hub, which leaves the discs sitting quite a distance from the wheel due to having clear the caliber.

One quad bike I saw had 6" wheels with drum brakes, that sit in the wheel area.

Will go back to the drawing board and research some more.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sand/shot blasting London and South east?
« Last Post by Michael on July 30, 2015, 06:55:09 PM »
Not done it myself, but thinking about it logically and seeing what I have watched on telly, would a acid dip not be better?

Sand is only going to leave the metal with a texture finish?
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Brussels Champions
« Last Post by richard on July 30, 2015, 06:27:57 PM »
No Jean , just spotted on t'web  :)
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Sand/shot blasting London and South east?
« Last Post by AndyL on July 30, 2015, 05:59:05 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for fairly priced shot blasters relatively near London, or at least within reasonable distance?

I used to use Abbey blasting in Waltham Abbey, but their prices seem to have gone skywards, plus they no longer do complete body shells.

Andy
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