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A picture of a 1967 Impala SS Frame after coating
A picture of a 1959 Corvette before blasting
Picture of an early model Jaguar before abrasive blasting
Picture of a 1970 Ferrari after plastic blasting
A picture of a 1956 Chevy Nomad after plastic and abrasive blasting
A picture of a 1969 Porsche after epoxy coating

Plastic Media

Our process, unlike most media blasters, consists of a two step approach. Typically, a vehicle which has been painted at least twice with body work will first be prepped (scraped and/or degreased). Next, it is taken into the first stage of blasting, the plastic room. Here, all of the excess paint, bondo, and fiberglass is removed leaving nothing but the bare metal. The material is shot between 30-40psi. With this soft material and low air pressure there is no chance of warping or metal distortion.

Abrasive (Staurolite)

Once the vehicle is removed from the plastic booth, it is vacuumed out and blown off. It is now ready for the second booth, abrasive blasting. This booth is dedicated to hard or abrasive media called staurolite. This material is designed to remove minor rust and surface imperfections and leave a fine profile on the metal. This material is applied between 20 -38psi. The result is a light gray metal with a slight texture which is uniform and ready to be self-etch or epoxy primed.

Walnut, Corncob, or Pecan Shell

Media Tech is the only blasting company to have a lift actually inside our booth, so that we can blast an undercarriage properly. Having the vehicle 5-6 feet in the air is the only way to evaluate the type of material needed to properly take off the undercoating. Depending on the thickness either walnut, corncob or pecan shell will be applied. Once the undercoating is remove, it will be blasted with staurolite and is then ready for coating.

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