So I've had a read through some of the older posts here, but thought I would bring this question up again, as most of the posts regarding this are quite old, and things have changed a lot over the years.
What do people prefer, Media Blasting or Chemical Dipping?
The Hatch is getting stripped to a bare shell, and then I had assumed I was then going to drop it at the blasters for some sort of media blasting ( not sand ). The panel and paint guy came around and had a look at it, and he's saying he has all of his big resto jobs Dipped. Apparently it goes through a couple of different stages, then the Dipper will etch prime it straight away, and go through all the channels and boxed in areas with a gun that has a nozzle on the end of a long flexible tube. He then goes through it again with one of those remote access cameras to check that he's sealed all the hard to reach areas.
The painter was really against blasting, as he says you never fully get rid of the blasting material, and it causes havoc when he goes to paint it. He says the blasting material also sits in the boxed off areas and holds moisture there, which causes obvious problems down the track.
So what the verdict? Dip or Blast?
Would really like some stories from people that have gone through both options,