BEAD BLASTING CABINETS ARE COOL

Charles Cole (OFMC) /

Hi again peeps. Well this time I thought I'd show a pic of how parts look like after they've been bead blasted. I've always liked to work on stuff that's clean. Even back when I started working on bikes, I never could do anything that looked ratty, though my first ped was kinda ratty. It ran good though. Harbor freight has a nice bead blasting cab, for the money & can be found on CL once in awhile for really cheap. A guy I know, that's done quite a lot of blasting, gave me a valuable tip on getting great results on aluminum. Medium size glass beads & low air pressure. It takes a little longer but comes out real smooth. The reason low pressure is so it doesn't heat the metal, which could make it distort & also may change the color. If you're going to freshen up a motor, you might as well make it look new again too.

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Charles Cole (OFMC) /

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Charles Cole (OFMC) /

Lets try this

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Charles Cole (OFMC) /

Oh Yeah; I was in such a hurry to post, I forgot to mention that I made some block offs so nothing would get damaged on the inside of the cylinder. I will be able to reuse them over & over.

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Looks awesome!

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cool, i was wondering about blasting engine parts. looks like those block-outs are the perfect solution.

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Charles Cole (OFMC) /

Got some Treats today & I was so excited about getting started, that I forgot to take some pics of the before shots. They were much worse than the pic I am putting in it's place. It's the grungyest thing I could find. The axle bolt was so frozen I had to heat it to get it to break & the plastic speedo pick up will have to get destroyed. Once cleaned with solvent & rinsed with soapy water & dried, I BLASTED IT

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Super sweet man! That looks better then new!

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Yup, I Love blasting, pays about a dollar a minutes.

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You could of taped all that.. stuff it up paper towel and mask it off..

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also TP Tools has some nice stuff.

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Yea like it clean. Just too cheap to buy a cabinet, so out comes the Blast a Q.

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when i worked at the airport i used to blast moped parts all the time its by far the best way to de carbonize

and no it will not hurt your cylinder walls any

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Charles Cole (OFMC) /

In hindsight, I should have taped. Mopagen; Nice home made cab, by the way.

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Charles Cole (OFMC) /

Before

After

Then polished

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