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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 24 Oct 2018 17:07 #90604

The silica might be good for an old trailer.....
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 24 Oct 2018 17:04 #90602

Silica is pretty aggressive for aluminum, I would use plastic beads or walnut shells on aluminum. You don't want to dull any sharp edges or fine detail of a aluminum casting and the more aggressive media (silica sand) will be harder to watch what and how much your taking away, even if you turn the pressure down and have more distance from the aluminum while blasting I would use the plastic beads or walnut shells to prevent damaging the aluminum.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 24 Oct 2018 16:22 #90601

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Hey John, a friend of mine just cought wind that I am getting a sand blaster for the shop. He is giving 400 lbs. Of silica sand. Have you ever done any blasting on a motor with silica sand? I am not going to use it if it will harm my motor,just curious if this could be an option. My plan would be to go find a junk lower unit and give it a test.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 23 Oct 2018 01:20 #90565

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I buy mine at TP Tools in Canfield, OH.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 23 Oct 2018 01:09 #90562

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Blasting media, that's the term.
I read a quick article on plastic vs. natural media. And plastic seems to be superior.
Is there a certain brand or type you prefer?

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 23 Oct 2018 00:45 #90560

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I have had good results using plastic beads for blasting media. Then spray bare aluminum with a good self etching primer followed by a coat or two of epoxy primer. Now you are ready for the final color paint.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 23 Oct 2018 00:11 #90552

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I could use a little help on sand blasting and painting.
I am gearing up to take apart my Merc for a re-paint. I know I need to use a less abrasive bead. from what I have read walnut shells are what I should be using. Can anyone comment on if walnut shells are what I should be using?

Also when it is time to paint, is there some type of hi-build filler/primer that I should be using to get a very smooth base?

Any other suggestions would be helpful on the topic.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Oct 2018 23:40 #90500

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Here is a picture Jeff...

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Oct 2018 16:49 #90489

What are you using as a "tent pole" under the cover? Just curious.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Oct 2018 01:39 #90472

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