Anyone have any recommendations for sand (or media) blasters around Seattle? I’m repainting the frame, and paint stripping is a slow endeavor
You make a good point for diy ease. Degrease and sand or whatever to get a light overcoat to stick,and the durable OEM finish is still underneath so minor scrapes and scratches won't show as much. Looks brand new.I will be painting the frame of my CB400T II and I am not sure I will blast it to bare metal.
I have a little experience painting cars and car parts and the opinion of my instructors was,
if the paint on the object is solid with no rust underneath, sand it clean and paint over it.
We painted several cars during a 12 week period and they turned out OK. I painted an MGB
25 years ago using this method and it still looks good. When I start doing the frame I will
clean it up, sand it and prime any bare spots and spray it with an industrial quality coating.
I may blast small items to bare metal just because I can but maybe not. I am sure we will
get a lot of comment on this post so wait a while and see where it goes.