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Old 16th-January-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Metal Dipping ?

Which one is better , metal dipping or blasting ??


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Old 16th-January-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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I have heard dipping is more complete, which can be good and bad.

Good because it's spotless, bad because it can leave you with some swiss cheese and also because it removes paint EVERYWHERE- even where you can't get at it later.
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I have heard dipping is more complete, which can be good and bad.

Good because it's spotless, bad because it can leave you with some swiss cheese and also because it removes paint EVERYWHERE- even where you can't get at it later.
Exact. Removing ALL rust is a good thing, but if you dip a car you have to dip it in primer. Most companys do that too. The biggest problem with dipping is to get rid of the acid. If not neutralized proper it will start rusting badly in short time.
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Old 16th-January-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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Which one is better , metal dipping or blasting ??


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It depends on the part and how clean you want it.

To me if I want to clean all the surfaces on a part AND I can see all of the surfaces, chances are the part would get blasted.

If I want to clean a part that I cannot see all of the surfaces, then I would have the part dipped.

Blasting can leave media behind just like dipping can leave solutions behind.

I've blasted parts only to find trapped media left behind and also had parts dipped that had solutions left behind.

If I had the choice to have a very good person blast a part or give it to a guy that dips but doesn't have a clue as to what was going on I would choose blasting. The same holds true that if I had a very good person that could dip a part to clean it versus a guy that blasts and doesn't have a clue then I would go towards the dipping route. A LOT has to do with the person doing the work.

I've had parts blasted and dipped and luckily I've only had one or two problems but I learned from it.

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Old 16th-January-2013, 11:52 PM   #5
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Had my car dipped over a year ago. Still in bare metal with no rust issues. Im happy with the way it turned out.
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Done both, prefer the dipping. Hard to find a good place in socal anymore
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