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#1 2012-12-06 1:40pm

jsngrimm
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Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

I think this might be a dumb question but I just want to be sure. Lester mags are safe to sandblast right? Just wanted to check because they are some type of alloy I guess, didn't want them to get damaged. -Thanks for any info you guys can give me, I'm sure someone has done it before. smile


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#2 2012-12-06 2:00pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

ummm you might want to use a different media.  Sand may f%%k them up.


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#3 2012-12-06 3:57pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

Bump. Anyone else have any idea? I have the chance to blast them tomorrow so it would be nice to know tonight


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#4 2012-12-06 4:03pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

yeah you dont want to use sand theyll score up badly.
walnuts or glass id guess.

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#5 2012-12-06 4:31pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

Baking soda might work

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#6 2012-12-06 4:45pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

just as a guide-you never use sand on aluminum.


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#7 2012-12-06 4:47pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

^That's the issue, they aren't straight aluminum. They are some kind of alloy and i'm not sure if it even has aluminum in it hmm I think you guys are right though, my dad knows a guy that does soda and bead blasting so I will probably end up having them beadblasted


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#8 2012-12-06 4:52pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

I use Aircraft Paint Stripper, just spray and it lifts paint off the surface.  Use gloves & goggles, it burns bad!!

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#9 2012-12-06 5:01pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

I use Aircraft Paint Stripper

uhhh  the can says "flexible bumper paint stripper"... roll

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#10 2012-12-06 5:13pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

sorry I posted the wrong pic, the aircraft paint stripper does work on metal.  it does the same thing..  bubbles the paint right off


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#11 2012-12-06 5:55pm

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Re: Safe to sandblast Lester wheels?

^I heard it was good stuff too, I will have to look around - I think I have some chemical paint stripper somewhere...


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