If you’re about to begin restoration on a classic car, let us blast away the paint and rust to give you a clean slate. Get your car prepped for a fresh coat of paint with our safe and effective blasting process.
Professional Automotive Blasting
Our Fort Collins car sandblasting experts service all of Northern Colorado as well as Southern Wyoming and Nebraska. Our three-booth setup provides a one-stop shop for the removal of your car’s paint and undercoating. One outdoor booth for semi’s and larger items. A second garnet booth for practically everything. And, third, our brand new booth that only uses plastic for automotive restoration and finer metals. Clean Slate is the only blasting company in Northern Colorado with a booth that blasts plastic, ensuring no warping or damage to classic body panels.
A successful car restoration and paint removal job at our Fort Collins shop requires a return to the original substrate. Media blasting is the perfect solution to remove old paint and uses different abrasives than traditional sandblasting. Newer abrasives such as garnet and plastic media can be used, depending on the hardness of the surface. The high-volume media combines with low pressure to blast off the coating and gives you a clean surface.
The size of the abrasives we use is very similar to brown beach sand. Our experienced technicians here in Fort Collins offer car sandblasting that uses of plastic media and low pressures significantly reduces the possibility of panel damage that may occur with traditional sandblasting. And because it’s a dry process, there’s no flash rust after stripping, and the plastic won’t warp or pit the metal. This noncorrosive process is safe for all metal, stainless steel, fiberglass, plastics, aluminum, and many more surfaces.
Our reliable and quality automotive sandblasting work proves that we’re the best in the business. If you want to bring your vehicle to our facility, Fort Collins is just a short drive away! We have all the tools we need on-site to ensure your vehicle gets all the work it needs.
Step one: The first step we take at our Fort Collins car sandblasting shop involves the vehicle undergoing preparation and masking before it’s rolled into our dedicated plastic media blasting room, where all of the paint and primer is removed. Plastic granules are mainly used for thin gauge sheet metals and are harder than paint, but softer than the base metal. The high-volume, low-pressure application is used to cut, shear, and lift the paint, but won’t damage the substrate.
Step two: The vehicle or parts are then blown off and moved into a separate blast room for rust or undercoating removal by garnet media.
Step three: Everything is blown off and ready for customer pickup!
We highly recommend adding an epoxy primer to the surface after the blasting process. This additional step helps to avoid flash rusting, especially on bare steel. The primer application should be done within one or two days.