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Media Blasting

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.

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.

Media blasting offers:

COMPLETE rust removal
Paint stripping
Removal of body filler (i.e. Bondo)
Grease and foreign matter removal
No hazardous solvents or residue
Fine particle garnet media (not heavy coal slag or silica based sand)

Stop rust from progressing now!

Take the first step to getting your car back on the road. Call 972-442-9793 or contact us online today to schedule.

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

*may vary depending on vehicle size, coatings and layers of paint present

We occasionally receive inquiries about soda blasting; we distance ourselves from soda due to the fact that it leaves a caustic residue that can prevent proper adhesion and potentially destroy your paint job down the road. In addition, while it may remove paint, primer and clean up light surface rust, soda blasting 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. 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.

This Post Has 60 Comments

  1. Hi there!

    I have a 1967 Mustang Coupe. At this point it is just a rolling chassis. I have taken everything off and out of the car with the exception of the front suspension and rear suspension hence the rolling chassis comment. I am wanting the strip this car and have you guys primer it. Fenders, hood & trunk lid are off of the car. I am wanting you guys to strip the car inside and out, top and bottom. In your stripping process can you remove the old under coating, seam sealer & sound deadner? What kind of estimate can you give me?

    Thanks,
    Robert

    1. Hi Robert! We appreciate your inquiry. Yes, media blasting will remove undercoating, seam sealer, etc., although time required can vary as some undercoatings tend to be pretty tenacious. We are happy to complete teardown for you and mount to rotisserie for blasting. Once we can inspect the shell and parts and assess remaining disassembly time, we should be able to give you a ballpark cost. Please give us a call when you are ready and we will get you on the schedule.

  2. I have a 1967 Camaro convertible that I am in the process of restoring. My plan was to have the body, front fenders, hood and trunk lid media blasted. The car is completely disassembled and the body is on a rotisserie. I would like the entire body blasted including the underside. I am assuming this is the best way to bring you guys the car. I do have a couple of questions. Can the media blast remove the undercoating on the inner fender wells and underside of the body? I see above you say about 6 hours for a larger Charger; any ballpark idea on the parts I listed above? Thanks, John

    1. Hi John, thanks for your inquiry. You are ahead of the game if you have the car already torn down and rotisserie mounted. However, please bear in mind that if we blast the car on your rotisserie, the dust load may ruin its wheel bearings. We have several shop rotisseries available if this is a concern for you. Media blasting does usually remove most undercoating; for any bits remaining, we use a torch to heat and scrape it off. Cost would just be based on the actual time required as some undercoating is tougher to remove; if we can visually inspect your car and parts, we may able to give you a ballpark. Give us a call when you are ready and we will get you scheduled in!

  3. Searching for an early Bronco I have located a 66 half cab.I have only seen pics and it is not running.It has what appears to be surface rust on the rear panels and I was told the bed had holes.When it dries up next week I can take a look.Can you give me an estimate on media blasting with some detailed photos or an approx. cost for an early Bronco tub?

    1. Hi Steve,

      It’s pretty hard to give an accurate estimate without seeing it in person, but we can give you a ballpark figure. Variables like paint type and the extent of rust, bondo, undercoating, and other coatings, affect the time needed and therefore total cost of blasting. Give us a call or come by and see us in Wylie!

  4. I have a ’71 442 hard top with ram air hood that’s sky blue (not original color) with bondo left rear quarter and rust right rear quarter and rear window. I am not asking for detailed quote but was would be target cost for frame off powder coating frame and body, repair quarters and rear window area, bead last, prime and paint midnight blue metallic with regulation 442 stripes on hood, deck lid and sides? I would be driving it in and will bring it by for a more detailed quote. Also, how long would it take to complete? Thanks.

    1. Irwin, thanks for contacting us about your 442. For blasting, there are several variables that can affect labor time, such as how much tear down is required, layers of paint present, whether there is undercoating, amount of previous bodywork, etc. We work in phases, meaning we would start with tear down (whatever tear down you would want to do yourself would save on cost), mount to rotisserie, blast and prime. At that point we can assess metal work and parts needs and move on to that phase. After metal work, we would move into paint and body, and finally, reassembly and mechanical. The labor required for a paint job can vary enormously, especially if any panels need to be straightened, if there are stripes, depending on the color and brand of the paint, etc. Parts for assembly, mechanical, and interior are also a large cost factor and will be dictated by what the car needs as well as what you want. All work here is done by the hour and materials are not included in the hourly rate. If you are available to call or schedule a visit the shop, inspecting the car and discussing the project in more detail with you would help get us the same page about your timeline, what you are needing done, and how we can get you there. Thanks and look forward to speaking with you.

  5. I looked at your website and was very impressed and liked the comments and responses here. I have a 1961 Classic mini stripped down not much rust on it, I am looking for a quote to have it blasted. Thank you,

    1. Rick, thank you for looking to our business for your blasting needs. We are unable to give exact quotes as there are many variables that can affect labor time, such as whether the car is already completely torn down, in original paint, whether there is undercoating or previous bodywork, etc. As your car is smaller size, assuming the current coating and any rust comes off pretty easily, it should be considerably less than a full sized car. If you have any further questions or would like to get scheduled in, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks!

  6. How much to blast and prime a 66 mustang fastback that is completely stripped of parts? I Also want all the body panels stripped and primed. The car is untouched and has a average amount of rust for that year model.

    1. Jonathan, we appreciate your looking to our shop for your blasting needs. Cost can vary depending on whether the vehicle is completely torn down and all panels are removed, if it’s in original paint, and whether there is undercoating or body filler that needs to be removed. You car is a bit smaller than full size but it is too hard to gauge sight unseen and each car is really a case by case scenario. We charge out by the hour for blasting and priming, and use a PPG epoxy primer which is extremely durable. Turnaround time once we start blasting is 1-3 days on a vehicle of your size. If there are any further questions we can answer or if you would like to get scheduled in, please let us know.

  7. Hello I have a 1971 Chevy SWB that I am currently doing a frame off resto on and would like to have the cab and doors and bedfloor media blasted. It is completly torn down what would something like this run me. The floor is just that the bedsides and header panel have been removed and are being replaced so it is just the floor and inner fenders. Thank you

    1. Chad, we appreciate your inquiry. We sent you an email with some details and variables that can affect cost. If you would like to get scheduled in or if you have any further questions, please let us know!

  8. I have a 1986 Pontiac Parisienne 4 door Brougham that I’d like to fully strip of all paint on the bottom section of the car – roof is okay – front to back. I’d like to remove all the old paint first, then have it painted real soon thereafter. What would you estimate I’d be out of pocket to have all the old paint removed? How long would you need to have the car at your facility, its a daily driver for me. Thanks

    1. We appreciate your looking to our business for your project needs. In order for us to blast the vehicle, we would need to take the body off and tear down the car completely to the bare shell. All components would need to be out down to every hinge, nut and bolt, wire, dash, suspension parts, etc. As it is your daily driver, this may be further than you are looking to go, however if you are interested in proceeding please give us a call so we can discuss further details. Thanks!

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