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Old 09-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #21
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Got a nice gift from my parents...

5 Gallons of Rust-Stop paint, brushes, rollers, etc...

Aiming to sandblast/prep this weekend and lay some paint down.

After that, waterproofing and starting the frameout.

nice surprise indeed...
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:06 AM   #22
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Looking forward to pics.

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Old 09-09-2015, 08:38 PM   #23
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When I got my first bus back in the early seventies the only thing my parents would give me (if they were to even think of giving a gift) would be the directions to the closest Nut House.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:26 AM   #24
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I am sure there are many parents who would do the same thing today. Also I know a lot of parents who are watching their kids struggle to find meaningful employment, decent housing, or a direction in life due to the general malaise of society. So I can totally see the shift.
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:34 PM   #25
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Granted, I'm a 29yr old professional and only ask them for favors when I really need. It was still really nice of them to insist. When they insist, it's hard to turn them down.

Anyways, Sandblasting pretty much done. Was having a real hell of a time getting the air/media correct. I went the cheap route on the media = play sand that I screened and let dry. But, even then I was splitting the load between two 60gal air compressors that are at neighboring shops (I'm parked in the middle). I could still only get 20-30 seconds of solid blasting coming out at a time. It was enough to get the remaining insulation off the walls/roof but, was slow going with the tar...

I tried stripper on the tar, but that almost made a bigger mess.
I tried the heat gun to no avail.
looks like I'll be using my favorite tool the angle grinder with a wire wheel on it.

Here's some pictures...of the work, my parents visit, and me getting weird, somewhere in there....I met the love of my life.

I know how much you guys like pictures:







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Old 09-14-2015, 08:48 PM   #26
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Also, if you're ever playing around with one of these things...don't do what I did.

I was trying to shake the cylinder to break the media loose, and the lid which is basically a vacuum cleaner comes slamming down across the 4 fingers on my left hand. I thought I had broken them. They're still swollen and I finally got my middle finger to quit bleeding today with some super glue. I'm lucky it came across the fat part of my digits, or else I'd had probably lost something it if was further towards the tip.

It was a dumbshit move, especially since I wasn't wearing gloves at the time.

oops.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:23 PM   #27
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Great pics.

I love sandblasting.

Glad you didn't loose any fingers. We can't grow them back yet.

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:03 AM   #28
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Anyone here played with soda blasting?
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Anyone here played with soda blasting?
Adam & Jamie have!!!!

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:55 PM   #30
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Never did any soda blasting. Seen it on you tube.

Everything I ever blasted was big thick metal. C-can shipping containers, train cars, ect.

My blaster before the divorce was a 200hp skid mounted unit with a 1000 pound pot, and a 2 inch line.

It took every bit of strength I had to hold it when blasting.

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