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On my 69 XLH I spent several hours in my blast box glass beading the cases. Then I spent several more hours trying to remove said glass bead from every little thread, corner, and hole. To my surprise I kept finding more. After all that work I still wasn't that pleased with the outcome. I just had to accept the fact they are 50 years old and look it.
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Vapor/soda blast. The baking soda is water soluable so washes off with no residue to worry about. For masking use the green powdercoat tape and seal to surface using a plastic credit card or similar. Will not leak.
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I had some soda blasting done on my home, mainly on concrete parts that had been painted [ugh!]. I knew it would not be a perfect restoration, but that is OK - it is an old house and should look the part.
Anyway, the baking soda used for that soda blasting is not the kitchen baking soda but a mixture prepared especially for blasting. I did not know this before hand. Interesting. I do not know what is in the mixture.
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did some mikuni carbs on an old Z1 Kaw, soda is the bomb
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I use the kitchen stuff clean my plugs with it too
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I had some soda blasting done on my home, mainly on concrete parts that had been painted [ugh!]. I knew it would not be a perfect restoration, but that is OK - it is an old house and should look the part.
Anyway, the baking soda used for that soda blasting is not the kitchen baking soda but a mixture prepared especially for blasting. I did not know this before hand. Interesting. I do not know what is in the mixture.
sand would work better in that application for sure
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sand would work better in that application for sure
We thought the soda would be softer and do less harm to the concrete surface under the paint. We were incorrect? How so?
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