On Monday, January 21, 2013 7:52:14 PM UTC-6, Lew Hodgett wrote:
Suggest you find a sand blasting company and see if they will handle your job when they are doing another job. That can be very cost effective, especially if you are not in a hurry to get the job done. That's what I did a few years ago when I had to have hardened epoxy cleaned out of a bronze gear pump. Can't remember how much but it was about $10 and took a week or so. Good luck. Lew
Some time ago, I acquired an old school desk, a nice little project to restore. Brought the framing to a commercial sand blaster. They charged $25, which included priming it, for my painting, later. I had no idea of the priming service, until they mentioned it.
In the middle of their normal work/projects, an assistant prepped my frame, placed it near the sand blaster. The sand blaster just turned to do my project, 15 minutes, then proceeded with his other job. The assistant took the frame to the paint booth and primed it. He had other projects in the works, there, as well. This small project didn't seem to cause any delay with any of their ongoing work.
Not only good work, but certainly neighborly of them to take care of me, that way, in the middle of their busy schedule.
Your plane project looks great. Restoration projects, as these, make for a sense of worth, in more ways than one.