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      11-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Walnut blasting in central Texas??? Anyone???

I need this. Does anyone have any suggestions or also need it? Maybe someone will chime in with a group buy if there is enough interest.
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      11-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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I am interested as well. There was a group buy going on in Dallas but the thread got deleted and I haven't seen anything pop back up about it.
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      11-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Id be interested as well.
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      11-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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Me too, but Dallas is quite the drive considering how bad traffic is at times. San Antonio would be much more doable...
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      11-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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San Antonio= Perfect.
Austin is acceptable too.
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      11-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Surely we can't be the only ones interested or needing this...
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      11-28-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Blasting

I am interested but not for another year or so. Big help, huh?
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      11-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #8
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Better than nothing.
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      11-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #9
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San Antonio= Perfect.
Austin is acceptable too.
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Dallas is too far to drive.
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      12-06-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Dallas here, I need a walnut blasting.
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Dallas here, I need a walnut blasting.
Dammit, that's not central Texas. You guys already have a guy.
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      12-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #12
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Who does it?

Make a trip to Austin or Dallas, either place will be good to go to for a weekend.
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If you're only saving $200, it's not worth driving 500 miles round trip to Dallas IMO.
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      12-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #14
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So is there anything available in Austin?
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      12-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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I ended up going to Houston for this service this past weekend as I found no one in central TX that does it. http://www.advancedbimmerrepair.com/
Alex is awesome, and did a great job.

Pics attached. My car just rolled over 60k miles on the way over.

I know you all groan when driving to Dallas is mentioned, but Spring was only a 3 hour drive from Northeast San Antonio. And I-10 is light compared to I-35.

Food for thought
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      12-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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I need this done agian. How much did you pay?
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      12-17-2012, 03:46 AM   #17
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With some help from Burro, we may have a solution. Does anyone in SA have a large air compressor available for use?
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      12-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #18
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Anyone? It'll save the hassle of having to go out of town.
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      12-24-2012, 01:58 AM   #19
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wtf is this for ?
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I guess to blow the walnut shells
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      12-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #21
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wtf is this for ?
Google search it boss. In short, these engines get bad deposits on the intake valves due to its design, and cleaning them makes WORLDS of difference in drivability and idle quality.
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      12-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #22
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I work in a refinery and we use walnut shells to clean turbine blades, especially on our flue gas power recovery train (kind of a huge turbocharger). Basically the walnut shells are abrasive enough to clean off deposits but aren't abrasive to damage the metal. It really is amazing how well they work, I had no idea people had applied this to cars until I just read this thread though.
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