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PostSubject: Sand blaster - take paint off an old reel   Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:52 am

Does anyone no someone or got a fine sand blaster to take paint off, or if someone knows someone who does that kind of thing, I wont to re-paint a Mitchell 300, bring it up to looking like it was made yesterday  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Sand blaster - take paint off an old reel   Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:04 am

What about using nitromors
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PostSubject: Re: Sand blaster - take paint off an old reel   Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:00 pm

[quote="Neil Depledge"]What about using nitromors[/quote

Thought about that Neil, but to messy,
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PostSubject: Re: Sand blaster - take paint off an old reel   Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:48 pm

a sand blaster with give you a pitted finish if the metal is relatively soft, probably not what you want.  And the grit will get in all bits of bearings and gears and wreck it.

Use medium-fine wet-and-dry and elbow grease.

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PostSubject: Re: Sand blaster - take paint off an old reel   Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:16 pm

many thanks for all your input, about elbow grease, stuff that takes paint off, giving it a good rub, chuck it in the bin, get yourself a decent reel, the grit getting into places you dont wont grit to get to, yee yee heard it all before, I have found a place, took some doing, so might go there tomorrow and see if they are still open,

I have made up a plasic cup thats fits in where the line spool goes, so dust is not a problum,

right, get it striped of paint, then powder coated, then hand painted by me in the OMRLP colours, Twisted Evil , I will have the best looking Mitchell on the river banks lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Sand blaster - take paint off an old reel   Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:42 am

TALKED TO THE PERSON, who does the plasting, will take the reels in next week, will take pic before and after, so if any body else wonts their reels done, for a manigers fee, will get it sorted for u, lol! Twisted Evil
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