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.