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Sydney sandblasting

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Sydney sandblasting

#1 Post by mazdarx3sp » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:56 pm

I'm starting my rx2 ground up restoration, im looking for a good sand, media , glass blasting there is a little rust in the usual places hopefully including zinc phosphate coat the car after the blasting. Preferred in Sydney but ill travel is there anyone people recommend thanks.



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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#2 Post by Bigfoot » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:46 pm

I'm at the same stage with mine, and having met with a few paint & panel guys, each seems to have their own preference for a blaster.

I've settled on a painter, and he happens to use MK Blasting at Greenacre but others that came up were Austec (who "does most of the Pac cars") and Mr Klean. All quote similar prices.

MK also sprays zinc/epoxy afterwards (not all do, so be sure to check) and can powdercoat cross-members, steering and suspension components etc.

How much of the car were you thinking of doing?


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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#3 Post by mazdarx3sp » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:25 pm

Complete car, there is a guy that has charged me $2400 (restoprep) full rotisserie all the panels and zinc clear coat. The only thing is his in Newcastle.



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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#4 Post by Bigfoot » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:09 am

That's a decent price - most places want between 3 and 4k for a complete car (inside, outside & underneath).


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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#5 Post by mazdarx3sp » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:13 pm

Iv decided to go with restoprep, ill post a few pix when I get the car back
It's booked in on the 15th.



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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#6 Post by mazdarx3sp » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:43 pm

Very happy with restoprep and his service.
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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#7 Post by Bigfoot » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:02 am

Sweet - Car looks to be in good condition :bounce3:

Did they zinc coat or something afterwards?


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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#8 Post by mazdarx3sp » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 pm

Yeah Its clear coated, the boot and window gutters are in bad shape. But overall im happy with.



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Re: Sydney sandblasting

#9 Post by Bigfoot » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:38 am

Did they blast your door skins and front guards?

Some places are hesitant given how thin the steel is.


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