GLASS BEAD FINISHING LARGE STAINLESS STEEL PLATFORM
Here is another example of stainless steel finishing. This time it is a considerably larger order consisting of the above pictured platform and one of the four identical stainless steel conveyor frames shown below. Stainless steel constitutes a substantial portion of our business. We like to consider ourselves one of the best stainless finishers in Michigan. A good stainless steel finish should be free from all welding and mill discoloration with a warm satin glow as shown. Lighting can affect the appearance as the stainless will reflect whatever color lighting it happens to be placed in. A thing of beauty is a joy forever, but not always cheap. The platform and 4 identical conveyor frames finished on Feb. 19, 2003. Total cost approx. $475.00 on the platform and $265.00 on each conveyor frame.
STAINLESS STEEL PLATFORM IN NATURAL LIGHTING
MORE GLASS BEAD FINISHING ON STAINLESS STEEL CONVEYOR FRAME
1966 FORD MUSTANG ABRASIVE STRIPPING PICTURES
Here is a 1966 Ford Mustang pictured before and after abrasive stripping. The vehicle belongs to John Oneal of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He used our self-serve strip agreement and saved himself a considerable sum of money. The Mustang had at least 4 color coats of paint and at least one or more of those was laquer. The finish was delaminating and was riddled with crows' feet and turtle shell impressions. Several areas had body filler upwards of 1/4 inch thick especially along the bottom edge of the quarters and rocker panels. The deck lid and hood were also stripped. They were first removed, thermally stripped and then abrasively blasted as well. We did not picture them here but will be featuring some hoods and deck lids later. Most of the filler was added to correct dings and dents although rust through had occurred in some lower panels.
This project was completed Feb. 22, 2003. Total cost under our self-serve agreement was $288.00 which includes the hood and deck lid thermal processing. John started this project Friday Feb. 21, 2003 at 7AM and it rolled out of the blast room Saturday Feb. 22, 2003 at 5PM. It took a total of 16.9 hours to complete using both 30/60 and 60/120 grade black magnum abrasive at between 35 to 55 psi and a 5/16 inch double venturi special sheet metal nozzle. As pictured the Mustang body was stripped to a grade A finish, the hood and deck lid were stripped to a grade C- finish.
1955 CHEVY DECK LID AND MISCELLANEOUS OTHER PARTS STRIPPED WITH A COMBINATION OF THERMAL AND NONTHERMAL ABRASIVE BLASTING TECHNIQUES
The top left picture is a 1955 chevy deck lid before processing. The customer was a local body shop whose patron decided they wanted to do something with the underside after the top surface had over 8 hours of body work already into it. We could not use a thermal on this panel as it would have ruined all that work. We used a 60/120 black magnum at 35 psi and some finess. The triangle cutout areas CAN'T be blasted to anything near a white metal finish without substantial change to the top surface. Due to financial limitations of the patron, a grade C finish was desirable. In like fashion, the rest of the parts lower left (which had heavy undercoating) were thermally processed and also abrasively blasted to a grade C finish. They show a darker color and heat process patterning. Some flash rust was allowed to remain on the deck lid to prevent any change to the top surface and to meet necessary price constraints. Once installed, this area will not be visible to all but the pickiest of observers.