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Laser removal tool. Would certainly make stripping paint off a car a lot faster!


But at almost $200K for one, I think I'll stick with the old methods for now...... :)
 

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looks like a cool thing,

probably only worth buying if you like to paint big expensive things like ships.
 
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I bought (2) dewalt 4 1/2" grinders about...18 years ago. I still have one. Plus a bunch of nueropathy.

$2K might be a bargain. Maybe Not.
 

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I bought (2) dewalt 4 1/2" grinders about...18 years ago. I still have one. Plus a bunch of nueropathy.

$2K might be a bargain. Maybe Not.
$200,000 ....was what was typed in the initial post.....but nothing is too good for keeping rust off Francine.
 

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At $200k, there has to be a market in cities with over 500K people to make your money back on the purchase.

You only need 1000 people at $200/head to cover the purchase price.
 

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WOW! I want the job! I'd LOVE to spend all day laser stripping stuff!
My luck I'd die from asphyxiation, LOL!
 

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I bought (2) dewalt 4 1/2" grinders about...18 years ago. I still have one. Plus a bunch of nueropathy.

$2K might be a bargain. Maybe Not.
Know all about the neuropathy. I can't play my guitar anymore because of it...
I'm taking Gabapentin, but it's not helping.
If I did this for a living it might be worth it, but not at $200k, ouch!!!
 

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Looking at that it looks like it produces crazy amounts of heat. This would be absolutely worthless on a car. Heat=warped Doug
I'd say the heat is so fast the metal doesn't have time to heat up once the rust and paint are striped.
It does look awesome though!
 

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Hope they were in a fume hood. High energy + metal = things that nobody should breathe.

The price will come down, and splitting use across time is the obvious method for dealing with the cost today.

Pictures of the thing in-use are cool... but what I want to see is what the work looked like after that treatment, after a coat of paint, and then after a few years of use/exposure.
 

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Looking at that it looks like it produces crazy amounts of heat. This would be absolutely worthless on a car. Heat=warped Doug
I've been watching some fascinating videos on YouTube and came across this:
 

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Looking at that it looks like it produces crazy amounts of heat. This would be absolutely worthless on a car. Heat=warped Doug

Most likely not as much as you think. I believe that the laser is a super high frequency type, where the heat is so concentrated that it vaporises the paint, ferrous oxide, etc, but with the movement, has little time to heat the substrate. Yes, if you kept it in one place for a while, it would/could melt steel sheet, but avoiding that issue should be easy.
 
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