Classic Car Paint Stripping
A data sheet on our vehicle cleaning services, a suitable summary for printing is available in PDF format, Classic Car Datasheet
We specialise in using a low pressure sand jetting system, obviously sometimes traditional sand/bead blasting is more appropriate for metal cleaning.
However the 'damp' system also captures dirt and abrasive, preventing the health and safety risks associated with dry blasting. It also acts as a coolant, and therefore can clean thin metals, such as motor vehicle shells, without heating the surface causing distortion.
A further advantage of the system we use is that it also uses far less abrasive than traditional techniques, making expensive abrasives, such as garnet, cost effective, and more significantly reducing waste. Abrasive does not need to be recycled, preventing cross contamination between jobs, and apart from in specialist cases, is not a major part of the running costs.
We have a blasting bay at our Beverley premises, enabling us to undertake some work in house, and under cover. (Please note that we do most of our work away on site, so please 'phone before arriving at our office with something to clean.)
Car components can be dry blasted and galvanised on our premises.
On Site Preparation
A Partially Cleaned Lancia Montecarlo, cleaned in June 2002, and later Zinganised (cold galvanised) by the owner, a service we as approved Zinga Applicators offer.
A car shell, complicated by wooden parts, cleaned in June 2001 on a very wet day!
Note the flash rusting on the exposed metal - many primers will cope with this, and even if not, a flash over with a dry blaster can take the rust off without distorting the surface.
Glass Reinforced Plastic
Our Sand jet machine was originally marketed for cleaning Glass Reinforced Plastic Yachts. Therefore very adaptable for cleaning plastic bumpers etc
The Low Pressure and damp System doesn't distort thin surfaces, and allows single layers of paint to be removed one at a time.
- The low pressures mean that the system is gentle enough to clean delicate surfaces, yet powerful enough to strip multiple layers of paint in one pass.
- It is not a chemical process so no noxious or harmful slurries or fumes are generated.
- As it uses only minimal amounts of water and abrasive the system is regularly used indoors.
- Preparation of surfaces to SA 2.5
- Cold Galvanising, or other primers, of blasted steel structures