Author Topic: where can I get FINE ALUMINIUM OXIDE GRIT  (Read 4346 times)

Offline HS93

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where can I get FINE ALUMINIUM OXIDE GRIT
« on: February 17, 2009, 05:02:59 AM »
I am after some FINE ALUMINIUM OXIDE GRIT , It's for a small project I have restoring a 1" scale atkinson steam wagon , the chasie reqires the horible paint removing and there are some nice brass castings that have been messed up with paint, i also want to do some brass parts i made some time ago to remove any oxidisation befor paint as is should give a good key, any sugestions on the type to use . Thanks
I am in the UK by the way.

Peter
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 05:04:34 AM by HS93 »
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Re: where can I get FINE ALUMINIUM OXIDE GRIT
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 05:24:04 AM »
Hi Peter,

Machine Mart is about the easiest place to get if from

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/range/details/abrasive-mediums-for-grit-blasting/path/automotive-consumables-accessories

I would go for the finer stuff if you are trying to clean brass and just remove paint. The 80/120 blend would be ideal. Any coarser and you will start to remove large amounts of metal.

I use a very fine glass bead to get a nice matt surface finish on brass.

John

BTW, if you are not using a cabinet, plug up your a**e, the stuff gets everywhere.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 05:26:18 AM by bogstandard »

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Re: where can I get FINE ALUMINIUM OXIDE GRIT
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 05:37:54 AM »
Ta for that, Ill send the good lady down there.

Peter
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Re: where can I get FINE ALUMINIUM OXIDE GRIT
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 05:44:32 AM »


BTW, if you are not using a cabinet, plug up your a**e, the stuff gets everywhere.



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