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 Post subject: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:42 pm 
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Location: Colac Victoria Australia
Restoring metal parts for my Haflingers with my Hydroblaster. Does not damage or pit metal at all. Aluminium comes up brand new. Let me know if anyone wants any parts restored
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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:19 am 
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Location: Drouin South, Victoria, Australia
Bernard,

Looks good, Where does one get a Hydroblaster? Is this another name for a pressure washer?

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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:44 am 
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Hey Bernard,
Looks like a job well done. Where abouts in Australia are you?
Regards Rick.


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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:18 am 
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I live in Colac Victoria. The Hydroblaster is a combination of water, glass bead and compressed air. I also add a rust inhibitor. The machines are quite expensive, $15000 for a very small one going up in price, my size Hydroblaster would be around $200000AU. I have been restoring vehicles for over 35 years and have never come across anything that will do the same job. The water acts as a cushion for the glass bead so it does not pit or impregnate the metal. You can take the varnish off printed circuit boards to repaire the circuits without doing any damage to solder lines or anything else. The finshed job on aluminium or metal actually looks like it has been painted with silver paint. I use the the Hydroblaster for my own restorations and also do outside work. Most people either send parts to me by mail or courier


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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:45 am 
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WOW
Never new something like that existed and it looks to do an incredible job!

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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:55 pm 
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Yes it does do a very good job. The finished product won't get stains from finger prints like dry blasting does.


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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:52 am 
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Hi Bernard,

I was just working down at Colac for 5 days with the level crossing accident nearby.
Next time I'm down your way I should call in and say hello.

I have heard about bead blasting but never thought it was so dear. I think I will stick to soda blasting.

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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:17 am 
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Drive your Haffie offroad for a bit and all that pretty work will soon look like it was never done :-0

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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:04 am 
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Yes if you're ever down this way your welcome to drop in. I have 3 700AP and a 703 long wheel base


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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:12 am 
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It will get dirty again Gary but is nice to assemble a vehicle with the parts clean and free of any contamination. It also peens the materials which makes it not so pourous which makes it a lot easier too keep clean


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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:18 pm 
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Awesome finish on those parts. I reckon you might get some interest from people building cafe racers.


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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:38 am 
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I now have a website
www.victorianhydroblasting.com


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 Post subject: Re: Metal restoration
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:14 am 
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Oh wow, great job Bernard on the restoration.


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