Car Body Blasting

Before blasting work the chassis are steam cleaned to remove salts oil and general contaminants. Once blasted a full check is carried out for rust damage, broken welds or fitting.

After careful preparation and paying attention to detail powder coating can match most wet paints on items as this with the added bonus of outlasting wet paint by years. This product used is impervious to oil grease, brake fluid, road salt, and most corrosive chemicals. Resistant to stone chipping and very flexible. Highly recommended for any under body work.

Coating materials can be one of several choices.

1. Self healing powder coat primer coat and a epoxy polyester finish coat with a large colour range.

2. Plascoat PPA-571, this product does not require a primer coat, however we do apply two coats. Plascoat is hard wearing and chip resistant. It also has the added benefit of extreme flexibility and is very resistant to acids, salts and any automotive fluid.

3. Ab-site a DuPont product extremely tough but limited to a few colours.

We would  recommend Plascoat for every day use vehicles or Epoxy polyesters for a pleasing finish for show or classic vehicles.

Schedule of work:
Clean and remove dirt & grease contaminants, blast clean leaving a clean etched & rust free surface.

Apply 100 micron coat of 99.9% pure zinc metallization coating all areas and masking off all threads. Degas to remove any trapped gas built up within the zinc coat.

Remove from the curing oven and apply the first coat of Gloss black Plascoat PPA-571 (no primer coat required) whilst the material is still hot, this helps adhesion to the more difficult parts to reach .Bake off and reapply second hot coat.  The overall final coats will be around 300 microns inc zinc coat. The added weight to this will be around 8 kgs. .

This system not only gives a high gloss or semigloss finish it also offers extreme long term anti corrosion properties. There are other colours in the range to choose from. Yellow, Blue, Light or dark grey, brown, black, red, green & white.

The overall cost on this project came to £450.00 plus vat. Making the work cost effective and reliable in the long term over the traditional work.

Further information.
The metallization system can be used on most car body parts, motorcycle frames and products used in extreme conditions. . Aluminium panels are not suitable for zinc metallization due to the re-action between the two materials, however a pure  aluminium material is used that also offers very good  long term protection. Also on offer is. Copper, brass, babbitt and many more materials including pure silver & gold.

Another point to note is for zinc or Aluminium spray can also be used to fill small corrosion damage and pin holes, thus saving time and effort using standard unreliable body fillers. Please note this will not give any structural strength.

For inner surfaces that can not be treated or reached as box rails we can apply a heavy coat of Wax oil to finish the job if required.

So if you are serious and want the best possible  long term solution that any car restoration company would be very hard pushed to match then the above system is the one to choose.

MSB would be happy to work alongside any  restoration company to advise and offer this service.

Please feel free to contact our office on 01621 841100.

Plascoat offers.
Superior resistance to sun, salt and sea water
Excellent impact and sand abrasion resistance
Premium quality, glossy appearance
Will not crack, chip, flake or fracture
Low temperature performance to -70°C
Excellent adhesion to steel, iron and aluminium
No requirement for a primer

MSB part sponsor for Charlie Budd. Blast cleaned body shell & Subframes & powder coated. Good luck this season Charlie.

Yet another porsche body shell on the road to restoration.

Ferrari 308GT in for blast cleaning. Panel work not the best…

Another E Type in for some investigation & blast work. This came in from the USA. Looks as though Bogit & Legit have been on the case.
Nice job boys! Note the amount of filler on the bonnet, perhaps they can’t panel beat.

Ferrari Just finished by gentle bead blasting and on the way back to the client

Triumph starts its journey back to the road after being blast cleaned & primed.
Chassis blasted & 2 coats plascoat PPA 571 applied for a long and reliable rust free life.

Morris 1000

Aluminium Car Body Shell

Another Mini on the way to a new life

Austin A60 van blasted

Bead Blasting Body Shell

Car Body

Land Rover Bulk head

Land Rover Devon 4-x-4-primed

Mini Shotblasted


Nissan Body Shell

One BMW fine bead blasted


Restored Mini -dec14

Shotblasted Car Body

Triumph Spitfire

Viva Part bead blasted

Our Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Closed Bank Holiday weekends

Tel:01621 841100
Fax: 01621 842233

Unit 2a
Benbridge Industrial Estate,
Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4ER

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This product is really taken off. The silver items have had our two coat system internal heat barrier applied that keeps a lot of heat radiation through the system, improves performance according to the manufactures of this product. Long lasting will not discolour or flake off or crack even with rapid cooling. We are so confident that we will guarantee against fading & cracking. However at very high temperatures running red hot it may lose some luster. Applied by our team who have gone through extensive training so to offer you the best finished product possible.
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We don't set out to make problems for anyone. We comply with health & safety rules and have always carried out improvements when requested by H&S in fact the last visit cost my business getting on for 20K to fit new spray booths and this is fine as it has made improvements to the environmental impact and improved productivity. We have a full insurance inspection twice a year on the plant & machinery, have our staff monitored for related medical issues, breathing hearing etc, three of them have full fork lift training, all this costs a small fortune but we play the game and do what needs to be done. Ok if your company is out of line and causing problems then you can and should expect some sort of comeback, but all it takes is for someone to make the problems and inconvenience known to the owner that it may cause other people, not hide behind the authorities.

Anyway who ever it was thought our gas calor gas tanks were wrongly sited, the fact they have been there for 12 years and sited by Calor gas who know the law and regs inside out how to site them. They are checked every year for safety including the feed out gas pipes, they are protection by safety barriers and are in line with the regs at the time of placement. It seems some twat thinks they know better. I guess they don't like to see businesses who are doing well play the game or they just don't like them where they are. It makes me think is it all worth the grief and frustration and great expence running a business these days.

Some idiots think you have a wallet full of money, guess again we don't. It's a very costly running a company large or small. so many rules regs, miles of red tape, dealing with employment rules, tax & vat, Health & safety, taking on increasing overheads without passing them on trying to be fair and just.

The cherry on top of the lot is the twats that have nothing better to do but stir up further unfounded complaints. Makes me extremely angry..

Thats my anger vented and as far as I am concerned that hopefully is the end of it.
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