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Fitzroy

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Why do you need to? Just wire brush the loose bits of, give it a light sand and paint it the colour you want it.
 

MARK.B.

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Get it shot blasted,should not be that expensive and will give you a better finish when painted(y):)
 

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I would expect it to cost maybe £40 to get it blasted. I would avoid powder coating if you are tempted, especially if it's aluminium. If It's Aluminium then you need to undercoat it with an etch primer, you can get this in rattle cans from halfords.
 

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Depends how good a finish you want. Shot blasting will give the smoothest and best finish but will cost you money either to buy the kit or get it done.

What do you plan to do with it and how good do you want it to look? Also what is it made of?
 

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I want a good finish so shot blasting might be the way to go. SWMBO got it from her mother.
I did try the pressure washer and it wasn't that great.
 

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A not too coarse grit blasted finish is actually best for painting as it gives a better key than shot or bead blasting, which is really a finish in itself, often used in bare castings that won't be painted. Depending on how you do it and the medium used, bead blasting can give almost a mirror polished finish. Anyone who offers the service should be able to advise you, and will know how to go about it depending on the material. Like many things there's more to it than you might think.
 
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