If you have a vintage vehicle and you’re getting ready to restore it back to showroom condition, our experienced team are trained to use the correct media to blast away the rust & old paint without warping or otherwise harming the underlying surfaces.
Many car and motorcycle components can be effectively cleaned using bead blasting or fine glass blasting; this method is useful when restoring older items that need to retain their original attributes.
Any rust or corroded areas we would clean with a harder and sharper abrasive (but at a low pressure to remove rust and paint coating leaving a clean finish for re coating).
Some interesting items and exotic cars have passed through our workshop, for paint blast cleaning.
Vehicles we have worked on are:-
Aston Martin, Jaguars, MGB, Morris, Rover, Triumph,
Tractors, Military Vehicles, Motor Bikes
Many more vehicles of all ages and types have been professionally cleaned to a high standard ready for priming and top coating.
Preening systems can deliver a predictable intensity with consistent, repeatable results to your specification. This method is used for preening cylinder heads.
Optionally we can then apply Zinc Spray.
Zinc spraying can achieve the same level of rust protection as galvanising. Zinc spraying is excellent for untreated steel; it is fast drying with good filling properties. Zinc spraying coupled with a correct paint system can protect a surface from corrosion for 20 years plus.
This process is often specified in preference to galvanising for its ease of application without the need for drilling drain or vent holes and avoiding the risk of distortion, especially important on intricate work.
Hot metal zinc spray is heat resistant to 350ºC, spot-weld able, resistant to petrol, chemicals and weather influences.
Process of Zinc Spraying
Metal spraying is used to coat ferrous (steel) metals, with an anti corrosion coat of zinc or aluminium.
Surfaces are first blast cleaned to remove all corrosion and give the correct profile before metal spaying.
The zinc wire is passed through a zinc pistol with oxygen and propane to atomise the wire and spray it onto the item to protect it.
This solidifies immediately leaving the resilient surface which can stand up to all weathers.