Apr 24

Shot Blasting for Classic Car Restoration

Shot blasting is a great way of cleaning all types of metal.

The process of shot blasting will move grease, paint, rust, plastic, rubber insets and paint adhesive, making it perfect for the restoration of classic cars, garden furniture and steel window frames. By removing these substances from the surface of the metal, it is then ready to be restored.

We recently had the pleasure of shot blasting the chassis of a 1965 Corvette Stingray brought in by a customer from Nottingham. We were able to carefully remove all the remaining paint and build up of corrosion using shot blasting, as the chassis itself was very badly corroded and needed a lot of repair work. The customer has now rebuilt the car to restore its former glory.

Our chilled iron shot-blasting facilities

Here at NiTEC, we pride ourselves on our excellent chilled iron shot-blasting services. We have the ability to shot blast components of up to 20 tonnes in weight, and the capacity to shot blast components of up to 216m³. Our stainless steel booth minimises the levels of particles which settle on the work and we also offer the service of blasting with aluminium oxide 180-220 grit, which produces a very fine surface finish.

If you have a current restoration or repair project and would like more information about shot blasting, please visit the Nitec website.

Mar 21

Derbyshire Based Chilled Iron Shot Blasting Service

Here at NiTEC, electroless nickel plating specialists based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, we also offer the service of shot blasting using chilled iron grit.

Using chilled iron grit for shot blasting is the perfect way to remove contamination from a metal surface as it can be used to remove paint, to remove sand from castings, and to provide a sound key for painting. It can also be used to remove scale and treat a surface after heat treatment.The shot blasting services available at NiTEC are carried out on site according to our policy statements, industry standards and best practices in the field.

Chilled iron grit is used for shot blasting because its angular abrasive particles make it ideal for removing paint and oxides from ferrous castings and carbon steels. This cleaning process is fairly aggressive, making it only suitable for harder metals.

Chilled Iron Shot-Blasting Services in Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield

Chilled iron shot blasting is a great way to clean various types of metal as it effectively removes paint adhesive, plastic and rubber insets, grease and rust. This process then leaves the component ready to be restored.

 

Here at NiTEC, we commonly use chilled iron shot blasting to repair and restore car parts, garden furniture, steel window frames and any other metal component that has suffered corrosion and wear over time.

For more information about how chilled iron shot blasting can restore your classic car, garden furniture or steel component, call the expert staff at NiTEC on +44 (0) 845 224 3571 and they’ll be happy to advise you. Alternatively, visit our websiteor email us at info@nitec-enp.co.uk

Jan 30

NiTEC’s Surface Technology Capabilities

Here at Nitec, we provide a wide range of surface treatment options for a variety of businesses. Specialising in electroless nickel plating, we also offer a range of other services including diffused nickel plating, copper plating and our very own surface treatment, SeaTEC 100 which has been developed especially for sub sea conditions.

Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel plating offers great wear and corrosion resistance, and is very cost-effective.

Find out more about our electroless nickel plating services here.

 

Diffused Nickel Plating

Diffused nickel plating is the gold standard in corrosion resistance and great for a marine environment.

Find out more about diffused nickel plating here.

SeaTEC 100

SeaTEC 100 is a an extremely effective way of increasing the longevity of components in subsea environments. This product can reduce maintenance costs and increasing the strength of components.

Find out more about SeaTEC 100 here.

Copper plating

Copper plating is an excellent conductor providing EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) and RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding purposes.

Find out more about Copper Plating here.

Shotblasting and Heat Treatment

Thorough surface preparation can be achieved using Shotblasting and Heat Treatment in addition to the standard chemical cleaning and activation process.

 Find out more about Shotblasting and heat treatment here.

Chilled Iron Shot Blasting

Chilled Iron Shot Blasting is the perfect process to clean all types of metal removing paint, adhesive, plastic, grease and rust.

Find out more about chilled iron shot blasting.

Special Projects

Electroless nickel plating has been used in many special projects where corrosion resistance is required such as art installations and architectural applications.

Find out more about our special projects here.