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November 27, 2016, 7:21pm Report to Moderator

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Hi all,herald completly striped and ready for blasting.I know there has been many opinions on this subject but ive decided its the way i want to go.I have had what i think is some stupid quotations for this work and would like to ask what in members opinion is considered a fair price,for the chassis/rear tub /bulkhead and doors etc etc.Many thanks Neil
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Be careful Neil who does it and what media they use.

Normal grit blasting will warp big panels (doors wings etc) when used incorrectly.
Will be fine for chassis.
Whoever you get to do it, first ask if they are used to doing car bodywork, and if possible ask to see some of their work.
If you go cheap, it could cost you in the long run.

Another idea is soda blasting, or even wet blasting.

Have you got the space to do it? You can hire blasters!



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Many thanks Shaun.Ihave been trying to sort blasting now for nearly 3 months i thought i was lucky to find a blaster not half a mile from me on a farm,he said he did soda blasting [lie] only kiln dryed sand.He said he was sympathetic to car bodies and i caught him just throwing a chassis and body over.and then he wanted a fortune to blast mine after i arranged transport to get it to him,is there no one out there anymore that do what they say they will do at a fair price? and when you say you dont want a cheap job,what is cheap?i now have found another blaster an hour away i will have to hire transport to deliver and collect at a later date? he states that he has carried out blasting for the haynes museum.I didnt think it would be this difficult to part with my money,and lets not even think of how quick and what primer i should have it coated with before a winter of welding,but dont you just love it.
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It might be worth asking WHAT he blasted for the Haynes Museum? I didn't think they had a restoration department, but I could be wrong. Check they didn't blast things like the roof struts etc in their recent(ish) refurbishment.

It is difficult to find a good blaster these days - my local one was friendly and cheap enough, but I never had panels done by him, but it still cost £20 a wheel including electrocoating in some primer or other.

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