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Our first vehicle-Sunbeam Alpine

We were presented with a Sunbeam Alpine which the owner was lovingly restoring and was interested in using our soda blasting service to strip the paint from the poor thing.
It had been left outside by the previous owner and was in a sorry state.
Sunbeam before soda blastingWe encountered a few problems along the way, mainly with the equipment, the weather-we were blasting outside to start with! and the surface. So any hint of rain and it was a mad dash to cover the classic vehicle up and get it inside the workshop.
Sunbeam after soda blastingThe gentleman concerned had ruled out sand blasting as, although it would clean the surface well, it may also have caused alot of problems where the metal was rusty and possibly blown more holes in the vehicle. He also wanted to see the original factory welding marks and did not want the surface more distorted than it already was.
It seemed to go on forever, luckily the owner was very understanding!! The chassis took forever with the soda-hence the harsher media we are now using for the underside and any parts that would not be compromised by it's usage.
We finally finished it and he was a very happy man-see the pictures on our website.
It was a wonderful learning experience for us and an absolute joy to see the finished article.


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