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#26 2010-03-25 12:55pm

nealsky
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Does it remove the "Acs Z Rim Pat - Pend" raised letters?


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#27 2010-03-25 2:20pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

It can if the person doing isnt careful as anything you blast you can damage. Gary will not damage or remove the letters. is there a pic of the raised imprints that are on Z rims?


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#28 2010-03-25 3:18pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

this is ftw!!!!! those mags are beautiful

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#29 2010-04-24 10:24am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

If you don't have access to a blaster, try this under $10 method. All you need is:

1) Bar Keepers Friend (comes in a can like Comet)
2) Green scouring pad
3) WD-40
4) Your own elbow grease

Before:

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq30/beej1986/SDC11336.jpg

30 minutes later:

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq30/beej1986/SDC11337.jpg

Then I decided to remove the spokes and do it again.

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq30/beej1986/SDC11351.jpg

Sprayed with WD-40, put in a plastic bag overnight and they turned out sweet.


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#30 2010-04-24 11:24am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

nice work BJEE. I like the media blasting method. of course the WD 40 bath at the end . your way is cool and maybe I will have to try it out.


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#31 2010-04-24 12:14pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Wow ! Good to know. I will be blasting some more mags and z rims next weekend. I'll post more pictures. Stay tuned!!!


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#32 2010-04-24 1:00pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Jettn25 wrote:

nice work BJEE. I like the media blasting method. of course the WD 40 bath at the end . your way is cool and maybe I will have to try it out.

Thanks. I don't have access to a blaster right now but plan on purchasing one in the future. I need one for my Tuffs. The Z's are easy to clean (especially if the spokes aren't there) but the Tuffs... not so easy.


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#33 2010-04-24 4:15pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

butlerglc wrote:

I blasted these for a member and they came out sweet!! LMK if anyone needs media blasting done at a low price and I'll hook you up. $15 a pair + shipping both ways.

Do you think blasting this would work? Someone painted it with a marker or something. Would like to send it up to you if you think it'll work.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx76/bloud222/83-Quad-parts-019.jpg

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#34 2010-04-24 11:02pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Sure send it up!! PM sent!


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#35 2010-04-25 7:18am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

bloud wrote:

butlerglc wrote:

I blasted these for a member and they came out sweet!! LMK if anyone needs media blasting done at a low price and I'll hook you up. $15 a pair + shipping both ways.

Do you think blasting this would work? Someone painted it with a marker or something. Would like to send it up to you if you think it'll work.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx76 … ts-019.jpg

Can't wait to see the RESULT! big_smile


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#36 2010-04-25 9:36am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

butlerglc wrote:

Sure send it up!! PM sent!

One ugly Uni heading up to Washington for a deep cleaning.

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#37 2010-04-25 8:46pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

bloud wrote:

butlerglc wrote:

I blasted these for a member and they came out sweet!! LMK if anyone needs media blasting done at a low price and I'll hook you up. $15 a pair + shipping both ways.

Do you think blasting this would work? Someone painted it with a marker or something. Would like to send it up to you if you think it'll work.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx76 … ts-019.jpg

Have you tried using a baby wipe, alcohol, or even Mr. Clean's Eraser ?


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#38 2010-04-25 8:49pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

D...Nice wrote:

bloud wrote:

butlerglc wrote:

I blasted these for a member and they came out sweet!! LMK if anyone needs media blasting done at a low price and I'll hook you up. $25 a pair + shipping both ways.

Do you think blasting this would work? Someone painted it with a marker or something. Would like to send it up to you if you think it'll work.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx76 … ts-019.jpg

Have you tried using a baby wipe, alcohol, or even Mr. Clean's Eraser ?

Yes on a smooth surface. But since that is a rough dimpled surface it would be much harder to get all that stuff out.

Last edited by butlerglc (2012-05-06 7:53pm)


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#39 2010-05-01 7:38pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Just spend most the day media blasting stuff. here's some mags and a seat I blasted for some other members.

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0016-1.jpg

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0017-1.jpg

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0017-1.jpg
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0025-1.jpg
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0025-1.jpg
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0020-1.jpg


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#40 2010-05-01 8:16pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Dropped by a friends house who has a blast cabinet and spent 10 mins on a yellow Tuff.  Not sure what media size he has, its glass not sand.  What pressure are you running by chance?  Came out pretty good for a test, need to get more parts together and go back for a few hours.

Thanks


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#41 2010-05-07 11:18am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I just had my Tuff's done by Gary and they came out fantastic! No doubt a stand up guy, he called me to check details before and after the work to give me updates.
Everything came back nicely wrapped up and shipped. I will send my next sets to him and save trying to experiment my self.  If you need Tuff's or Z rims restored, send them to Gary it's worth the $$ to get it done right the first time. Picks to follow once mounted.smile Above photos of the red Tuff's are mine.

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#42 2010-05-07 4:36pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

bump


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#43 2010-05-07 8:15pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Here's a little better before and after on the Uni seat. Looks great.

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx76/bloud222/83-Quad-parts-019.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx76/bloud222/Parts%20for%20trade/parts-for-trade-001-1.jpg

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#44 2010-05-07 11:00pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Thanks guys!! I really enjoy bringing your BMX gear back to life!! I am working on a set of white tuff wheels this weekend, stay tuned!!!


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#45 2010-05-08 6:43am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

big_smile


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#46 2010-05-08 4:14pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I have a set of red Z rims I will be sending gary ASAP. Gary, get me your addy again please. I dont have it anymore and thought I did. also, let me know what kind of gear you are in need of again........


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#47 2010-05-08 10:09pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Ok ! just did these white tuff wheels.I blasted them for  member outdrstr. coolcoolcool
Before!
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0044-1.jpg
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0045.jpg
After!
1 done next to un blasted one

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0046.jpg

Both done!
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0047.jpg

Last edited by butlerglc (2010-05-08 10:15pm)


No more media blasting at this time.
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#48 2010-05-08 11:00pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

WoW!!! This is very impressive stuff. I'm amazed at all the new things I learn about on this website. Seems as though just about anything can be brought back to life.


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#49 2010-05-09 12:34pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Look Great! Can't wait to get them back.


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#50 2010-05-11 3:22pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I am shipping a set of red Z rim hoops to gary tomorrow. this is no joke to anyone that questions this method or his ability to do this. I have no need to contact anyone else to do this job for me anymore. thanks to gary I have my blaster. I Will get before and after pics of my red Z rims to post as well. Garys is the man when it comes to bringing your tuffs and Z rims back to life. obviously he does seats as well.........


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