2 hours later blasting
By hondacm250tb-biker, Dec 3 2018 10:59PM
So these are the after pictures,
A lot tidier, but still needing work. I'm not gonna blast any more, just gonna paint with Matt Black Heat Resist. And going to bead blast the panels and polish them up. I'm told sand blasting leaves sharper dents in the metal which apparently allows the dirt to accumulate quicker. Bead blasting planishes the surface more so it stays cleaner better.
Things I learned:
Clean all the oily crap off first, I probably will use Gunk or petrol on my real engine. You can see from the last of these three pictures that I didnt make a good job of the top of the gearbox casing, should have removed the crap!
Spend some time getting the settings right on the machine. Ended up about 80psi
Work outside, I wore a mask, the powder does fly but not as bad as a i thought. Cleaned up the residue and the rain will wash the rest away into the garden.
I used Armex XL soda.