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Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby somethin fishy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:08 pm

Anybody have any suggestions / recommendations on where to get a couple of tanks sandblasted and painted in Auckland?
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Re: Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby MikeB » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:10 pm

Steel or Ally?

We have just been sanding our Ali stage tanks. They come out really nice using an angle grinder fitted with a soft wire grinding disk (don't use a metal cutting disk :lol: )

I know a few people who have had friendly automotive painters do their steels. Don't have any names or details unfortunately. I would be interested to know how hot you could have the oven to bake the paint before it started altering the crystalline structure???
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Re: Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby ChuckyBob » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:29 pm

Ali tanks... use paint stripper or sand paper. Dont bother repainting.

Steel. I'd avoid taking back to bare steel as generally they have a pretty good cold galve coat. I'd simply give it a light sand all over , coat of cold gav then a coat or two of colour, which is exactly what I did 2 days ago to a 3L faber. Hyundai Polar white was the colour of choice although I do like Mazda Clearwater blue. ( I have a few dozen different car colours at my disposal).

Any car painter should be able to do it for you but I cant see them doing it for less than $200.
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Re: Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby DiveDR » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Pro Coat in East Tamaki will do steels for about $100 each.
If you are going to use a car painter make sure the know not to put them in the oven !!
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Re: Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby somethin fishy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:39 pm

Awesome thanks DiveDR.. will look them up, yeap they are steel.

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Re: Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby JasonVampireSquid » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:28 pm

I have a 12L black 'stumpie' ...just wondering what's with the sanding/blasting or is it just a requirement of a repaint??
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Re: Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby JasonVampireSquid » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:10 am

...didn't know the wind can blow a tumbleweed through with the sound of crickets. :shock:
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Re: Sandblasted and Paint Tanks

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:19 pm

JasonVampireSquid wrote:I have a 12L black 'stumpie' ...just wondering what's with the sanding/blasting or is it just a requirement of a repaint??


As with anything that you want to paint, if you dont prep it correctly first you cant expect the paint to stick.

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