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Rust removal in the future

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Devin, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
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    from Napa, CA

    Just stumbled on this video:


    Looks like surface rust only and wouldn't work for seams etc. but still pretty fricken cool none the less.


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  2. If it works, E.P.A. will outlaw it soon.
     
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  3. jetnow1
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    Not true- they just will outlaw everything to cover it to prevent rusting!
     
  4. Devin
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    Out here water will be outlawed to form rust in the first place.


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  5. Do you know what the process is? apart from damn cool. JW
     
  6. pitman
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    pitman

    Any clues as to how ferric and ferrous are sent packing?
    (Sibley's molasses vapor gun?) ;)
     
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  7. aircoup
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    aircoup

    That's cool
     
  8. Bam.inc
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    Source: Laser Cleaning with High Power Short Pulse Laser: "Laser cleaning is a process that removes scale, oxides, dust and oil from materials. Using a short-pulse laser, the surface is cleaned to the bare metal quickly and with minimal heat affect. It can be an in-line or batch process performed directly prior to a process that requires a clean, bare metal surface. The fiber delivered TRUMPF TruMicro 7050 accomplishes this with a laser power of 750 watts and a pulse duration of 30 ns."
     
  9. Bam.inc
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    Just guessing that machine that cleaned off something the size of a hinge is the size of a minivan & $100,000+++.
    Better get blaster, discs, or molasses out... b/c we I will be over 100yrs & model A will be 150yrs b4 we're lasering off rust in our hobby shop.
     
  10. pitman
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    pitman

    Did wonder about the heating of say, a sheetmetal surface...
     
  11. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Calling George Jetson to the Blast Room !

    VR&C.
     
  12. gnichols
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    [QUOTE="... fiber delivered TRUMPF TruMicro 7050 accomplishes this with a laser power of 750 watts and a pulse duration of 30 ns."[/QUOTE]

    Oh yeah? I can delete that rust in just 27 ns. Gary
     
  13. Devin
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    Yup. For now all I have is my 10 year old craftsman angle grinder and a wire wheel but it's cool to dream!


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  14. blowby
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    I need one of those big enough to move a whole car through. Like a car wash. With primer guns at the end.
     
  15. GEGE
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    salt.jpg Here is another recent way to get rid of rust.
    Have not tried it but maybe someone should?
     
  16. I guess that's what we will use when the EPA bans sand blasting.o_O HRP
     
  17. Devin
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    That's cool. If like to try that. I by it's relatively inexpensive and since it's already used in our water systems disposal should be safe and easy.


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  18. Doesn't throw enough sparks to suit me or any of the TV shows.
     
  19. gonmad
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    I'm gonna bump this to see if anyone else has any input of how it works (lay mans terms) and what it costs?
     
  20. Mr48chev
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    There has been a video of a laser rust/paint removal setup floating around FB for the past couple of weeks.
    This one. I'd imagine that the equipment is quite spendy at this time.


    If it doesn't show a rusty panel with slots in it sitting on a work table hit the refresh button on the bottom of the video.
     
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  21. 26 roadster
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    as shown in the video above $450,000.00
     
  22. gonmad
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    Wowza!!
    So next q, how does it actually work?
     
  23. Beanscoot
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    Yeah... for starters, both videos showed other than sheet metal. The first is about 1/4" thick steel, the second is cast iron.
    Is the rust really removed, or just the colour changed? How is the cleaned surface for painting?

    It sure looks cool.
     
  24. gimpyshotrods
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    You can get a little backpack one for just $80k.

    Traditional?
     
  25. There was another thread on this last week.
    At almost 500K, I'll stick with molasses and blasting.
     

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