It’s important to consider that your paint job is only as good as the surface preparation of the metal being painted. Media blasting is a fast, affordable and safe way completely strip paint, bondo, grime and most importantly, rust from your car in order to provide a clean palette for coating.
Media blasting offers:
- COMPLETE rust removal
- Paint stripping
- Removal of body filler (i.e. Bondo)
- Removal of e-coat and powder coat deposits
- Grease and foreign matter removal
- No hazardous solvents or residue
- Fine particle garnet media (not heavy coal slag or silica based sand)
North Texas Customs has a streamlined media blasting process and the proper equipment to make stripping your car quick while keeping cost down. We are not an industrial blast house; as a complete resto/rod shop, we know how to treat your car’s panels. In fact, blasting a car first is the only way to warranty our paint jobs since we can be certain any underlying corrosion has been eliminated.
Here are just a few benefits of choosing us for your blast work:
- Professional equipment, used in combination with our full understanding of automotive metal behavior, results in damage-free blasting
- Auto twirlers allow us to get to every nook (small fee for hook up)
- Our complete paint shop can apply any coating you want post-blast, including epoxy, enamel and powder coating
- We’ve done hundreds of panel replacements from minor patch panels to major surgeries; this is the next logical step after blasting/coating
- Competitive labor rate of $145/hr for blasting, with most unibody cars starting around 6 hours* (for full-framed cars, add 1-2 additional hours depending on frame complexity and wheel base) – no material fee added to total
- Flexible scheduling and quick turnaround
- Assistance with body panel, mechanical, suspension, trim & interior disassembly (at teardown labor rate), keeping rebuild plans in mind
- Large scale capabilities to fit most any size project
We occasionally receive inquiries about soda blasting; we distance ourselves from soda due to the fact that it leaves a caustic residue that can cause problems in the paint down the road. While it may remove paint, primer and clean up light surface rust, soda WILL NOT REMOVE the heavy rust and plastic body filler present on most auto restoration projects, again leaving your car vulnerable to future paint problems. You don’t have to take our word for it: read the Southern Polyurethanes epoxy tech sheet where SPI warns explicitly against soda blasting under primer – remember, a problem in the first stage of your restoration can rear its ugly head later in terms of headache, time and money. Plastic, shells, and soda simply will not remove rust. Stick with media blasting and save yourself the worry.
Stop rust from progressing now and take the first step to getting your car back on the road. Call 972-442-9793 or email today to get scheduled in.
*may vary depending on vehicle size, coatings and layers of paint present