64 chevelle dissection/resurrection

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by rjs89ia, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. rjs89ia

    rjs89ia Well-Known Member

    Been dragging my feet here lately but I took some time today and got one step closer to blasting. Cleaned the floor and got a majority of the cracks in the floor and edges on the canopy taped. Filled the blaster and also picked up a tyvek suit.

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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    I really like the picture detail, and the fact youve thought through the need to clean the wok area, and provide debris deflecting curtains , and lighting for the working area,
    so many times I see guys not think things through, resulting in paint , solvent, being used contaminating the shop, out side the immediate work areas,
    , or sand blasting trash spreading all over the adjacent work related areas.
     
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  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Don't forget POR15 Rust preventative paint.
    Some guys like Rust Bullet.
    POR15 you brush on or you can spray with a gun.

    Epoxy Paint for areas you see .
     
  4. rjs89ia

    rjs89ia Well-Known Member

    I've actually been looking at eastwoods platinum rust encapsulator.
     
  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    OK.
    Fresh blasted clean steel & iron will oxidize fast.
    Usually happens overnight when your asleep.
     
  6. rjs89ia

    rjs89ia Well-Known Member

    Grumpy, containment was my ultimate goal and the tent did what it was supposed to. Right now I cant say I'm very happy with the cheap harbor freight blaster as it wasn't working very well (I expected it) for the 5 mins I was in there. I called it quits almost immediately as not to let my temper run wild. I'm going to do some youtube surfing for what people did to improve the blaster.
     
  7. rjs89ia

    rjs89ia Well-Known Member

    It might flash right now since it just rained the other day but once it drys up its usually not a problem around here.
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Be back in few minutes.
    Going to link you to my own website.
    Show what I have a 50lb blaster & compressor.
     
  9. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  10. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The more CFM the air compressor can put out the better.
    Need at least 18 cfm to glass bead or sand blast I have read in the past.
     
  11. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    yes your hardly the first nor will you be the last guy to find a great deal of the crap HF sells, is VERY sub standard quality, but its not all crap,
    EXAMPLE,
    I've had (6) 12 ton jack stands in my shop for 35 plus years and they still work just fine.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-jack-stands-34924.html

    a couple decent values in wrenches (not saying they are great quality, but they are certainly a decent value for the price.)

    https://www.harborfreight.com/11-pi...long-handle-combination-wrench-set-44718.html

    https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-...long-handle-combination-wrench-set-47067.html

    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-8-eighth-inch-heavy-duty-flexible-ratchet-96369.html

    sand blast cabinet for small parts
    https://www.harborfreight.com/abrasive-blast-cabinet-68893.html


    My brother in law purchased this
    https://www.harborfreight.com/21-oz-hopper-gravity-feed-spot-blaster-gun-95793.html

    https://www.harborfreight.com/5000-lbs-black-aluminum-oxide-70-grit-abrasive-media-61870.html

    too help remove rust from some parts, like bolt threads , under his car , its slow but it works at removing the majority of the accumulated corrosion
    its no where near pro grade but the price reflects that and for small jobs its functional

    keep in mind the compressor you hook any sand blaster too has a huge effect on its function, we used his with my dual compressores with the car up on jack stands out in front of my shop, it was very slow work but it eventually got the job we were doing with it done.

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/franzinator-air-dryer.6246/

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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018
  12. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I really like Gasoline powered air compressors.
    I found some Monsters on Craigslist.
    Big as my 18 foot car trailer.

    Look around you.
    You can put a gasoline engine on near any air compressor.

    I recall I spent about $650 on my gasoline air compressor & $200 to get ready to Blast - Glass Bead.
    Might find better deals near you.
     
  13. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    The air MUST be dry. You don't need an elaborate filter setup or air dryer.
    Sometimes all that is needed is to slightly crack open the drain at your filter.
    Or the tank drain.
     
  14. rjs89ia

    rjs89ia Well-Known Member

    I'll have to see how it works out. Today probably wasnt a good day to try being the humidity is up. Just wanted to see how it would work out and now I'll go back and tweek the blaster and make it better with any luck. One of the other issues I was having was my hood was fogging up. I'd hate to heat the area as 40 degrees with a tyvek suit still turns into a sweat suit for me. Feel like I might need some kind of forced air hood as wearing it not only makes the lens fog but also wearing a respirator is equivelant to holding a pillow over my face. Feels like I'm suffocating.
     
  15. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    I can so relate. This is one of those scenarios - if it were easy, everyone would do it.
     
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  16. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    It's a a True fabrication project.
    Actually ready for NHRA 25.5 25.3 FULL race Spec 6 second cage install.
     
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