View Full Version : 14 Baby all soda blasted...its getting there!

Scott Pearson
07-22-2014, 02:34 PM
The soda blasing is finished. The boat was blue and yellow metalflake. I have no idea what Cigarette was thinking when they rigged and finished this in their plant.

Deck is solid but Transom and stringers need replaceing.

07-22-2014, 02:48 PM
git er done

i am ready to rig

i'm telling ya turqoise over white and tow it with this

would be totally retro cool

07-22-2014, 03:05 PM
looks cool matty tbirds are ladys cars 80259

Scott Pearson
07-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Maybe I will paint it like this!! We did this car over the weekend and the color is amazing!!!!

07-22-2014, 03:28 PM

What are you removing with the soda blast, old paint, to get back to the gelcoat?


Scott Pearson
07-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Yes lots of old paint. Now it's original gel coat .

Greg Guimond
07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Where did you have the S Blasting done?

Scott Pearson
07-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Theres people local who do it and will come to you.

07-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Sunoco blue / yellow stripe / yellow interior

there were a handful of 18's done that way

supercharged 4.3 V6..........

Scott Pearson
07-22-2014, 03:48 PM
Jim that will be a bit bright. Not sure if I could do that...haha

07-22-2014, 07:45 PM
How does the soda the leave the gel? I had my 18c bottom blasted with glass bead - same deal - mobile guy swore by it. It did a great job on the bottom paint but now i am under the boat with 220 on my DA and the gel can best be described as "pitted". The 220 is barely cutting it...

Wish i could see the pics- im on my iphone. Grrrd

Scott Pearson
07-22-2014, 07:50 PM
Its a lot less aggressive than media blasting. The gel coat on the 14 was pretty bad and its a little pitted. But I'm not trying to save it like removing bottom paint. The boat will be done completely with spray polyester.

07-22-2014, 07:54 PM
Ahhh. Do you think soda would work on bottom paint or is it not aggressive enoigh?

After the 18 i have to tackle the minx... Uggghh

Scott Pearson
07-22-2014, 09:27 PM
I would think that Soda will work as long as the person doing it is good. You can control soda easier than media.

07-23-2014, 07:14 AM
looks cool matty tbirds are ladys cars 80259


I figured Tammy could tow that setup and Scott could tow another one of the fleet up to the dustoff.