Prepping Seat Frames for Paint

My plan was to use my cheap little sand blaster to prep the seat frames, but it didn’t work so well. The sand blaster needs some attention, but I was able to use it to clean most of the weld beads. Since the rest of the areas were flat and mostly straight, I used the scotchbrite wheel in the angle die grinder to clean them. The whole process took a while, but now the seat frames are ready to paint.

Clean Seat Frame

The steel really shines up nice with the burned paint and mill scale removed.

Close-up

In this close-up view you can see the sandblasted area vs the scotchbrite area.