Need some case and shovel rocker cover (and primary cover) finishing advice.
I read in the AMCA magazine that soda blasting was just the ticket for the case.
I bought a (admittedly inexpensive) handheld gun with a storage canister built in. Shot soda media at 100 psi and had pretty dismal results. meaning it really didn't get the "old" off the finish. The gun was only "rated" for 90psi surely was designed for sandblast (not soda blast).
My need now is "what is the best/easiest way to finish a case". I have the case halves and all the other aluminum parts ready.
I don't know of anyone that is set up for soda blasting in my vicinity. lots of bead blasters... and I bought some StrongArm spray yesterday, (which they claim will make the aluminum look brand spankin' new again).
Looking for a restoration style finish and not a polished finish on the parts that were not polished.
Does bead blasting give the desired results? Should I look for a commercial soda blaster...does StrongArm sprays do what they claim?
All advice appreciated!!