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Aircraft pics-after

Here are the after pictures of the aircraft parts we recently blasted:
 
Tail plane after soda blastingAircraft canopy after soda blasting-close upAircraft canopy after soda blasting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The tail plane came up beautifully after soda blasting, the canopy was a bit tricky!-lots of masking as they have perspex windows, so we had to be very careful between the windows, none the less it stripped all of the paint off and no damage done.
 
So it is now ready for preparation and etch priming.
 
I believe these parts are from a 'ChipMunk''

Update May

Well what a shame about the weather-all of those celebrations planned-lets hope it clears up for the jubilee.

Just to let you know we have now started soda blasting aircraft parts, including cockpits, wings, fuselage and engine parts.

Here are a few 'before', will update with the 'afters' next week:

Aircraft cockpit: masked up and ready for soda blastingBefore soda blastingAircraft: Nose cone before soda blasting




Allard

Before shot  blastingWhat a beauty.

The story of this lovely classic car is a bit of a warning to us all.
The previous so called restorers had covered the whole body in about 5 mil of filler, in some places up to 10 mil. So what does an aluminium body do-it flexes! So the gorgeous red paint job was useless.
Showing the depth of fillerLuckily it was passed onto a reputable restorer who was making good the damage done previously.
Ready for restorationAs the filler was so thick we could not use the soda to blast the vehicle-which we usually use on ally as it is a softer metal.

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.
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