Any luck with sandblasting?

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1/28/2018 7:40 PM

Just curious is anyone here has ever tried sandblasting engine covers and what the results ended up being. I’m looking to sandblast the ignition cover on my Husky to give it more of a factory style look. Anyone ever had any luck?
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1/28/2018 7:48 PM

What material is the ignition cover?

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1/29/2018 1:10 AM

Get it vapor blasted. Sand blasting wont give you the look you want.

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2009 Kawasaki KX250F
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1/29/2018 1:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2018 4:04 AM

This cover was originally the Boyesen Bronze colour.

I used glass bead media to achieve this finish. Took a while but turned out nice, sort of a satin shine.

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Sand blasting will probably leave a rougher finish, depends how coarse the media is.

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@russ_69

1/29/2018 3:00 AM

RussB wrote:

This cover was originally the Boyesen Bronze colour.

I used glass bead media to achieve this finish. Took a while but turned out nice, sort of a satin shine.

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Sand blasting will probably leave a rougher finish, depends how coarse the media is.

I second this. Glass blasting is what you want, not sand blasting, although it’s the same equipment. Sandblasting will be pretty rough and could eat through the cover if it’s magnesium. Glass blasting isn’t as harsh and will give you the look you want.

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1/29/2018 5:51 AM

RussB wrote:

This cover was originally the Boyesen Bronze colour.

I used glass bead media to achieve this finish. Took a while but turned out nice, sort of a satin shine.

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Sand blasting will probably leave a rougher finish, depends how coarse the media is.

TrailDigger wrote:

I second this. Glass blasting is what you want, not sand blasting, although it’s the same equipment. Sandblasting will be pretty rough and could eat through the cover if it’s magnesium. Glass blasting isn’t as harsh and will give you the look you want.

Any tips or trick when doing this or is it the same process as sandblasting? I’ve thought about just ordering a KTM ignition cover since they came from the factory silver. Would save quite a bit of a headache but for $150 for the new covers and gaskets I thought about trying a different cheaper route first.

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1/29/2018 6:29 AM

i did my 15 husky with glass bead media, that brown powdercoat on there is tough i burnt it off with a torch first

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1/29/2018 6:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2018 6:48 AM

pete24 wrote:

i did my 15 husky with glass bead media, that brown powdercoat on there is tough i burnt it off with a torch first

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That looks mint! Is this something you could do with a tumbler or does it need to be blasted with the glass media?

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1/29/2018 7:09 AM

i blasted it in my blast cabinet, and it woulndt touch the powdercoat so i burned it off first

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1/29/2018 7:11 AM

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heres the other side and i did the valve cover too , before i ever rode the thing mine came with yellow, it was fugly
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1/29/2018 8:07 AM

RussB wrote:

This cover was originally the Boyesen Bronze colour.

I used glass bead media to achieve this finish. Took a while but turned out nice, sort of a satin shine.

Photo


Sand blasting will probably leave a rougher finish, depends how coarse the media is.

TrailDigger wrote:

I second this. Glass blasting is what you want, not sand blasting, although it’s the same equipment. Sandblasting will be pretty rough and could eat through the cover if it’s magnesium. Glass blasting isn’t as harsh and will give you the look you want.

Andrew_Foster wrote:

Any tips or trick when doing this or is it the same process as sandblasting? I’ve thought about just ordering a KTM ignition cover since they came from the factory silver. Would save quite a bit of a headache but for $150 for the new covers and gaskets I thought about trying a different cheaper route first.

Same process, just a different media.

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1/29/2018 3:10 PM

TrailDigger wrote:

I second this. Glass blasting is what you want, not sand blasting, although it’s the same equipment. Sandblasting will be pretty rough and could eat through the cover if it’s magnesium. Glass blasting isn’t as harsh and will give you the look you want.

Andrew_Foster wrote:

Any tips or trick when doing this or is it the same process as sandblasting? I’ve thought about just ordering a KTM ignition cover since they came from the factory silver. Would save quite a bit of a headache but for $150 for the new covers and gaskets I thought about trying a different cheaper route first.

TrailDigger wrote:

Same process, just a different media.

Sweet, thanks traildigger! I’ll give it a go one day when it warms up here and I’m home from school. Boone, NC has the most bipolar weather on the Earth!

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1/29/2018 3:16 PM

pete24 wrote: Photo

heres the other side and i did the valve cover too , before i ever rode the thing mine came with yellow, it was fugly

Valve cover isn’t seen very much on the 250s so I probably won’t touch it. The yellow doesn’t really bother my tastes if you can’t see much of it. Photo

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