In a message dated 98-07-27 18:33:48 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< a friend has offered to sandblast it cheap (free). Is
this a good idea? I'm a little unsure. Thanks in advance.
FYI, sandblasding is faster and easier, however, it can attack the metal,
depending on the pressure and grit of sand used. A similar, but less abrasive
medium is either a plastic bead blast, or something like walnut shells blast.
Many commercial establishments offer the plastic bead blast at very
competitive prices...its worth a look. I've used it on the exterior of the
Cortina and it worked fine. Had to use sand blasting on the interior to cut
some of the caked-on glue and tar from the sound deadener and carpeting.
Myles H. Kitchen
1965 Lotus Cortina Mk1 #128