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Old 02-12-2019, 11:00 PM
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I picked up the technique from a couple of sites that deal with cleaning and restoring cast iron cookware like frypans - seems there's a web site for every pastime. More or less the same material so the process was transferable.
You guys are cooking up some good stuff!!

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How it leaves Aluminum and bare steel absolutely floors me.
I am sold.
I appreciate your research on the cast iron restoration as well that is very interesting as I see cast iron cooking oddities quite often, just thought the stuff was wall art... maybe not.
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i swear this is not a garage but a bake house!! i knew it!
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How it leaves Aluminum and bare steel absolutely floors me.
I am sold.
I appreciate your research on the cast iron restoration as well that is very interesting as I see cast iron cooking oddities quite often, just thought the stuff was wall art... maybe not.
Thanks James, vapor blasting also does a nice job on brass and on copper plate by dressing and burnishing the copper without stripping. I've used it on rubber which works well and plan to experiment with plastic. Its a versatile process.




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That's neat, they were machined after copper plating.
The finish is so nice for carb base plates etc.
I imagine the finish it will leave on an aluminum intake will mimic what came out of the vibratory tumbler WINTERS used to remove the green casting sand.
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It was the finish on aluminum housings that sold us on VB. Bell housings, Muncie cases,alternator cases.
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Some examples of the results possible with steel and aluminum:





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So the parking brake pedal Assy went in looking like S$&@ and came out looking like Jewlery?

Magic?

Ron Popeil?

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So the parking brake pedal Assy went in looking like S$&@ and came out looking like Jewlery?

Magic?

Ron Popeil?

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We've experimented with a variety of techniques, Evaporust, Low Pressure Dry Media blasting (of all descriptions), metal cleaners and polishes, Tumbling (good for certain applications) and nothing comes close to restoring metal like vapor blasting.




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