Originally Posted by Puck
Anyone else use a sandblaster to clean the housings and irons, like I do?
I didn't have access at the time of rebuilding, but afterward a friend had done this for me on a scrap housing (just in case) using silica beads. It came out PERFECT.
Iron parts were easy. After a wire brush for the tough build up, I used the regular green scotchbrite pads to polish up. They came out super clean and it went pretty quick.
When I did the housings on my own, I used a dremel with the paint stripping wheels on the side surfaces. They are beige and purple (course, soft) IIRC. They practically make the aluminum into a mirror.