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    Sydney Acid Dipping

    I need to know the name/number for the place in Sydney (Revesby area??? ) that does acid dipping. Google and Yellowpages have been no help

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    C'mon, someone must know...

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    i havent heard of any acid dipping places for years sorry...


    I wouldnt reccomend it anyway unless your going to paint-dip it straight after. its gone out of fashion as ppl discovered that you cant paint inside all the box sections and rails, which means that once the acid has stripped it off, it just starts rusting from the inside out....
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


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    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    dude you shouldn't be dipping the acid... It's tough to see such a nice guy lose it to drugs

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    gee, wow thats so amazing, they have the yellowpages on the internet now!

    pity I didn't think of that earlier and found it was no help...

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    Secoh, I'm only doing a bonnet and it will be primed straightafter. It was recomended by my panel beater as there is heaps of surface rust on there which is taking ages to grind back.

    There is no way I would do the whole car...

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    Peal isnt so quick with the reading you know...didnt you see his glasses????
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    sorry if i came across as rude mate, I didnt mean for it to offend


    I've had window frames, (from my house) dipped to strip them, and it was very clean etc. But i found the paint actually didnt adhere to the wood because there were chemicals still present in the wood. I know this wouldnt happen with metal as its not poress , but i still dont like the idea.

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    no worries peal, can get a bit annoying when people ask stupid questions...

    I never thought of doing window frames with it, much easier to use a belt sander, now if only I could get the sander inbetween the bonnet frames

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    Yeh we've got a pretty old house, the window frames are really complex and intricate. Its a total nightmare.

    Sadly dad and I have reverted to taking the whole window out and sanding it by hand. Every few years when we've completed every window, the ones we did at the start need doing. I wish we didnt own such an old house, I dream of brick and steal.

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    Originally posted by peal
    I've had window frames, (from my house) dipped to strip them, and it was very clean etc. But i found the paint actually didnt adhere to the wood because there were chemicals still present in the wood. I know this wouldnt happen with metal as its not poress , but i still dont like the idea.
    Don't bet that metal's not porous!

    btw. brick+steel='ugly'.


    HoonBoy, so it's rusty underneath as well? Or only on the top? If on the top, couldn't you get it bead-blasted if you can't find anyone to dip it? As Secoh said, if you do get it dipped make sure you do something about the now-exposed welds etc. right up inside the bonnet where no spray-paint can reach ...
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    The bonnet is rusty underneath. The whole car has thin soft metal and the rust is very hard, so we are trying to avoid beadblasting.

    The place I am thinking of (but still can't find ) does an acid dip followed by a primer dip, so there is no problems with not getting the paint into the right area's.

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    What if you call a panel-beater who really only does resto's, and ask them if they know of a place?
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    Forg, great minds must think alike I have found a guy that does sand blasting at your house. Don't know if he does bead blasting though.

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    Avoid sand blasting as it warps the panels. Apparently blasting with crushed walnut shell is the way to go, but as you say, an expert in vehicle resto is the place to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    I spoke to my panel beater tonight (who used to specialise in resto work) and he said the acid dipping was the only thing that would work. The sand blasting will warp the panels, and also harden them, making it harder to straighten out the warps. Bead blasting will not get rid of the rust, it will get rid of paint and works well on thinish panels, but is useless in this situation.

    He knows the place, but can't remember there name either....

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    Look in just world cars magazine
    Ive seen quite a few ads over the time Ive read it for acid dipping. Cant remeber what state tho.

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    www.redistrip.com.au

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    I was going to ask if you were wearing little yellow rotors while doing your happy dance ... but ew, I think I might not like the answer ...
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    if you acid dip a whole body, why not dip it in rust preventative straight after?. thats what we did to a 57 beetle and then painted it
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    Ye Gods, the last hope I had for Beetles was rust ... and then people like you go & rust-prevent them!!
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    Forg, if you look closer they are actually PF Donaters badges...

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    the old man sorta didn't want it to rust!
    seeing it's a fluro yellow 1957 Oval on a 1976 floorpan (IRS rear, torsion bar front with Discs) lowered at the front running a 1916cc with management on black Porsche 914 2 litre wheels with black bumpers and dechromed....

    we got our first shell for this car done in western sydney, (name withheld) they absolutely stuffed the shell by leaving it in the acid too long.... so this was our second shell
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    Have a friend who does restos on old cars, he gets them dipped then dipped into a phosphoric acid tank which is a rust inhibiting agent, he says that cars arent protected inside sills etc anyway but after the bath they are 100% coated.

    Carcrazy

    P/s I have heard redistrip are really good, they are in blacktown.

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