HAHA! No Paul, that didn't even cross my mind bro. After losing everything I owned but, well my butt, and my scoot. A bead blasting didn't enter my mind. I'm kinda starting over. My scoot has a new home, a roomy garage that I am cleaning out. Tools and supplies, well it's back to basics right now. My only two options are the chemical concoction, or sandpaper.
The only shop tools I have now are, a bench grinder/polishing wheel, drill press, and band saw. So limited, I am. Starting over is tough, but I have a lot of time on my hands, and I am eager to move forward.