1970s Honda Before Restoration
CASE STUDY

Strip paint from a 1970's Honda.

The Project

Dustless Blasting removes both paint and rust in one step. 

This contractor stayed at 90 PSI when blasting, but adjusted his standoff distance to be more gentle on the hood, doors, and roof. These parts can be thinner and require a more delicate touch.

On the rest of the car, he blasted more thoroughly, to a near-white metal finish.

Job Details

  • Equipment: DB500 Mobile XL
  • Air Compressor: 185 CFM
  • Blasting Method: Dry blasting
  • Abrasive: 20 grit glass
  • Pressure: 90 PSI
  • Blast time: 3.5 hours
  • Nozzle: SLV #5
  • Metal Finish: Near white metal on body, commercial blast on hood and doors
  • Cleanup: Swept spent media into gravel lot

Equipment

The DB500 Mobile XL has two spacious toolboxes and plenty of deck space to bring along your abrasive, hoses, and accessories.

db500 mobile xl trailer

 

Adjusting Standoff Distance

This contractor stayed at 90 PSI when blasting, but adjusted his standoff distance to be more gentle on the hood, doors, and roof. These parts can be thinner and require a more delicate touch.

On the rest of the car, he blasted more thoroughly, to a near-white metal finish.

Keeping pressure up forces you back, and you get a bigger blast pattern and less heat in a larger area. That's the most important thing on blasting.
— Kent P, Hava Blast

Why is Dustless Blasting perfect for automotive restoration?

Anchor Profile

Get superior coating adhesion by creating an anchor profile.

One Step

Remove paint, rust, body filler, powder coating, and chrome in one step.

Primer-Ready

Leave a clean, primer ready surface when you use Rust Inhibitor to prevent flash rust.

paint stripping from automotive door

I do inside and bottoms of bodies dry, also frames. I do all exterior panels wet.

Kent P.
Dustless Blasting Business Owner

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