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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. Hello:

    Looking to media blast a ’65 fastback (already disassembled). Need a ballpark figure on cost. Can you do on site or do I need to flatbed the veh to your location? Once complete… do you primer? What steps need to be taken to avoid rust start while waiting on the painting process (few months)?

    Looking forward to hearing back,


    1. Rick, thanks for your inquiry and we hope we can help. We only blast in-house which leaves the huge mess associated with blasting for us to clean up. If you could arrange to have the car towed on a flatbed that would be great; we can provide a towing referral if you like. Typically, for a Mustang that is completely torn down (i.e., no glass, suspension, interior, wiring, and panels off), to mount on a rotisserie, blast all panels inside and out, blow out and prep, spray all surfaces with epoxy primer, and remove from rotisserie, it runs between $2,500 to $3k. Teardown labor (if applicable) would be additional; actual time will vary based on how many layers of paint are present, heavy bondo, undercoating, seam sealers, and amount of heavy scale. If there are any panels that will need replacing, we can skip those areas to save money. Turnaround is usually one week. We can also skip priming if you’d like to do that yourself, but it would need to be coated ASAP. Let us know if you have further questions or would like to come in. Thanks!

  2. How much would media blasting the empty cab shell of a 60 F100 truck , everything that can be removed has been . No doors , fenders , just the bare cab .

    1. Hi Eddie, those cabs typically are in the 4-6hrs range. Exact time would depend on undercoatings, seam sealers, thick fillers, fiberglass patches, and if there is any “house” type of paint present (latex in particular).

  3. Hello,
    I have a 1964 Ford Ranchero Has some rust issues on the tail gate. My question is how much of the truck needs to be disassemble in order to blast the whole truck?


    1. Hi Dana, we suggest having the parts or car torn completely down before entering the booth. We plan to have a plastic media booth setup in the future which will allow us drive a car in, glass and all, and blast it. We would still recommend using media for any heavy rust though.

  4. Hi I was wondering what the cost would be to media blast the frame of a 67 mustang torn down completely.? Also with and without having it painted in your shop? Thanks

    1. Hi Briana, thank you for contacting us. We can give you a general idea on cost for the media blasting once we can ask you a few questions; a paint job has a lot of variables so that would require a little more discussion about what you are looking for as well as what is needed in terms of metal and body work. If you could please give us a call, we’d be happy to go over everything. Thanks!

  5. Hello,

    I have a 69 Camaro that is a roller without any of the sheet metal from firewall forward. Looking to get the car blasted so I can assess the rust situation. Depending on price, I might want to get the subframe also blasted.

    Please advise on an estimated price.

    1. Hi Tom, thanks for your inquiry. We are happy to help; we’ve sent you an email and look forward to speaking with you at your convenience.

  6. How much would media blasting the empty cab shell of a 66 F100 pickup run , everything that can be removed has been . No doors , fenders or bed , just the bare cab .

    1. Hello Craig, thank you for your inquiry. We’ve sent you an email; please let us know when you are ready to come in and we are happy to help.

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