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#626 2018-12-23 11:56am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

butlerglc wrote:

Hi all, glad to see that photobucket has released our images from prison!
I know I wasnt alone on how bummed out we all were for all our hard work to help the hobby was taken from us, but I guess there must have been enough backlash that they reconsidered?
Anyway Happy Holidays all and i plan on possible doing limited work again in the new year.
I do miss it!
Peace!

It's good to hear that you'll be working again. I have a pair of Tuff I's I need cleaned. cool

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#627 2018-12-29 10:52am

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on the Mike buff Z's, how was the peroxide used to make sure that the stencils did not fade as well.  I have a few sets and peroxide, but I am too chicken to try it since I don't want bright white and then yellowed stencil areas.  any help appreciated.


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#628 2019-08-27 5:56am

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is there anyone that will actually do my pair of white z-rims? Gary was the best lmk how much please someone help!

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#629 2019-09-02 4:26pm

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Anyone doing soda blast nowadays? I need some Z's restored. Thanks.

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#630 2019-09-16 7:01am

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Gary - sent you a PM and email if your still on here.  Thank you

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#631 2019-12-30 8:46am

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Me and a buddy are trying figure out what's the best media for blasting Tuffs and Z's. I have looked through this thread but still may have missed it. Have always seen references to glass bead or soda but need particulars. We both have quite a few test projects, so any good info would be appreciated.

Who knows we may even get setup to do this for fellow members and pickup where others have left off.

Thanks,
Anthony

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It wasn't the Atari 2600 ET video game that caused the video game crash, it was the Pac-Man version released years before. Ha!

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#632 2019-12-30 12:19pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

80sBMX1 wrote:

Me and a buddy are trying figure out what's the best media for blasting Tuffs and Z's. I have looked through this thread but still may have missed it. Have always seen references to glass bead or soda but need particulars. We both have quite a few test projects, so any good info would be appreciated.

Who knows we may even get setup to do this for fellow members and pickup where others have left off.

Thanks,
Anthony

I Know From AUTO RESTORATION That There's A Bunch Of Media Available These Days. Crushed Walnut Shells, Plastic And Crushed Glass Come To Mind Regarding More Exotic Media Used. Some May Be Cost Prohibitive Though.

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#633 2019-12-30 12:25pm

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Maiden DB fan wrote:

80sBMX1 wrote:

Me and a buddy are trying figure out what's the best media for blasting Tuffs and Z's. I have looked through this thread but still may have missed it. Have always seen references to glass bead or soda but need particulars. We both have quite a few test projects, so any good info would be appreciated.

Who knows we may even get setup to do this for fellow members and pickup where others have left off.

Thanks,
Anthony

I Know From AUTO RESTORATION That There's A Bunch Of Media Available These Days. Crushed Walnut Shells, Plastic And Crushed Glass Come To Mind Regarding More Exotic Media Used. Some May Be Cost Prohibitive Though.

That's for sure. That's why I'm trying to get any feedback or particulars. Need type, grit and size.


It wasn't the Atari 2600 ET video game that caused the video game crash, it was the Pac-Man version released years before. Ha!

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#634 2019-12-30 12:57pm

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/259631/screenshot_20191230-122907_samsung-internet5e0a64c508.jpg

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#635 2019-12-30 1:01pm

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Thanks but not much help. I do appreciate the effort.


It wasn't the Atari 2600 ET video game that caused the video game crash, it was the Pac-Man version released years before. Ha!

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#636 2019-12-30 1:04pm

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Do you have a blasting gun? Or you're trying to figure that out too?

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#637 2019-12-30 1:08pm

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Seems As Though Guys Around Here Have HAD Stuff Blasted-Not Done It Themselves(Unfortunately Me Included). What Is Needed Is An Actual Blasting Guy To Chime In. Maybe PMing butlerglc As To Any Info(Set-Ups/Process) And Ask If Paying For His Time To Fill You In-As Knowledge May Be Proprietary! wink Otherwise....It's PRACTICE TIME! yikes

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#638 2019-12-30 1:26pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

QueensFinest72 wrote:

Do you have a blasting gun? Or you're trying to figure that out too?

We have access to blast equipment and may acquire our own later down the road.


It wasn't the Atari 2600 ET video game that caused the video game crash, it was the Pac-Man version released years before. Ha!

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#639 2019-12-30 1:41pm

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Maiden DB fan wrote:

Seems As Though Guys Around Here Have HAD Stuff Blasted-Not Done It Themselves(Unfortunately Me Included). What Is Needed Is An Actual Blasting Guy To Chime In. Maybe PMing butlerglc As To Any Info(Set-Ups/Process) And Ask If Paying For His Time To Fill You In-As Knowledge May Be Proprietary! wink Otherwise....It's PRACTICE TIME! yikes

I agree with you on all of that. Just reaching out to this group for  collaboration and trying to cut out any unneccessary purchases on media. Thanks!


It wasn't the Atari 2600 ET video game that caused the video game crash, it was the Pac-Man version released years before. Ha!

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#640 2019-12-30 2:19pm

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I would start with fine media baking soda powder. I would PM butlergic if I was you. Keep is posted. Been trying to find someone to blast my Z rims. big_smile

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#641 2019-12-31 8:18pm

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Here are the details of what I use to do z's. Harbor freight blast cabinet, 80 grit glass bead. Takes about about a half hour for a z wheel in the blaster to get a good result. Much much longer for a mag because of the tight spots. After it's blasted I use wd40 soaked on a clean rag and rub it down. Here is a set im working on.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2312135e0c1d5d9d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2312335e0c1d5ef0.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2312395e0c1d5c63.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2312505e0c1d7c79.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2313005e0c1d7c4d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2313195e0c1d7c08.jpg

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#642 2019-12-31 8:25pm

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I forgot to mention that I block sand the brake area and any little nicks and dings with 120 grit paper before blastinghttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2322465e0c1f25d5.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20191231_2322545e0c1f257d.jpg

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#643 2020-01-01 9:04am

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Nice work Angleo! Blasting cabinet must be nice!

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#644 2020-01-01 9:07am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Angelo01033 wrote:

Here are the details of what I use to do z's. Harbor freight blast cabinet, 80 grit glass bead. Takes about about a half hour for a z wheel in the blaster to get a good result. Much much longer for a mag because of the tight spots. After it's blasted I use wd40 soaked on a clean rag and rub it down. Here is a set im working on.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1d5d9d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1d5ef0.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1d5c63.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1d7c79.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1d7c4d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1d7c08.jpg

Nice! Any after pics? big_smile

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#645 2020-01-01 9:11am

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Lol, the dark blue is the before and the lighter blue is the after. I'm trying to find a blue powder to match the lighter blue. I have a set of bullseye's I want to lace to them.

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#646 2020-01-01 9:27am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Angelo01033 wrote:

Lol, the dark blue is the before and the lighter blue is the after. I'm trying to find a blue powder to match the lighter blue. I have a set of bullseye's I want to lace to them.

Wow. Can't believe how light it gets after blasting. You looking for a blue hoop?

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#647 2020-01-01 10:02am

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The blasting cabinet is great but the gun that comes with is just ok. The gun will shoot the media for two seconds and then won't for two seconds alternatingly the entire time I use it. I tried several other guns with the same result. I bought the largest compressor Lowe's had for around 900 bucks thinking that might be the issue but same problem even at 150 psi. I have bought a sealed tank where the media and air come through one hose and will try that this weekend to see if that resolves it. Any it does a good job just takes twice the amount of time it should. If anyone knows this problem and has a solution I'm all ears. I will buy whatever is needed, just need to know what to get.

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#648 2020-01-01 10:06am

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I have the set of matching hoops, I'm looking for the blue powder to match the finished z rims. The lighter blue rim in my pics needs another soaking of wd40 and will be done. I will post a side by side pic of the starting hoop and finished result. They look amazing when they are done and laced up. As long as you start with decent hour hoops without too many dings or deep scratches these hoops always come back to like new regardless of how stained or discolored they are.

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#649 2020-01-01 10:11am

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Angelo01033 wrote:

I have the set of matching hoops, I'm looking for the blue powder to match the finished z rims. The lighter blue rim in my pics needs another soaking of wd40 and will be done. I will post a side by side pic of the starting hoop and finished result. They look amazing when they are done and laced up. As long as you start with decent hour hoops without too many dings or deep scratches these hoops always come back to like new regardless of how stained or discolored they are.

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and information. We're probably going to try to get something going but it may take a few months.

Everyone keep on chiming in with any info. That's what we're all here for. Happy New Year brothers!


It wasn't the Atari 2600 ET video game that caused the video game crash, it was the Pac-Man version released years before. Ha!

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#650 2020-01-01 11:46am

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This post got me motivated to finish this wheel set. Here are some more pics
This is after the blaster with a portion done with wd40http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20200101_1436235e0cf694e7.jpg
This is on rim done and the other untouched. I tried to get some outside pics but I live on a mountain and it is eternally dark from the trees, I think I should buy a chainsaw instead of blasting equipment. http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20200101_144030_hdr5e0cf7208d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/240431/20200101_1441595e0cf7200c.jpg
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