When i get ready to paint to engine (im going to do it all when i have to replace the stator and when i replace the dampers) i was thinking about cleaning up the engine using a sand blaster. I have never used a sandblaster on aluminum, only steel. Would this be a good idea? I do have a lot of oxidation on the engine, and a sandblaster would be perfect for it, it is a portable one that kind of looks like a paint spray gun so i wouldnt have to worry about fitting the engine into a blasting cabinet. Just curious if sandblasting the engine is a good idea or not. I am going to sandblast the frame, fenders, and tank to get ready for fresh paint, so i might as well do it all at the same time if i can.