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I'm going to have my 71 Nova painted this winter and an trying to decide what type of blasting to have done . I know that soda is out . Now looking at glass , plastic or walnut . Anybody have any of these done?
 

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Blasting

Be carefull, Blasting can warp the metal, Make shure the person doing it knows what there doing. We always chemical strip then clean up with a DA sander.
 

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I have been told that it is hard to neutralize . A lot of paint mfg. advise against soda. I just don't want to take a chance with it .
 

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I've had very good luck with chemically stripping the large panels with aircraft stripper. Stripping up to the edges and then finishing with a DA sander. Then all the rigid corners and edges like door frames I sand blast with my little 100 lb pressure blaster. Just be careful with the aircraft stripper it's nasty stuff.
 

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I'm going to have my 71 Nova painted this winter and an trying to decide what type of blasting to have done . I know that soda is out . Now looking at glass , plastic or walnut . Anybody have any of these done?
Walnut or plastic media is the best. It won't harm or warp the metal. Soda (which I just did) is good. We used a high pressure steam cleaner to wash the soda from the pores of the body inside and out.

Our body guy recommends and sends all his classic cars to a plastic/walnut blaster. The media is reusable until it no longer strips the paint. It's also more environmentaly friendly.
 

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Thanks for the input guys . Found a guy to do the plastis for 800.00 I think thats the way I will go.
 
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