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.
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.
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
Few old ladies coming back to life….
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.
Aluminium Car Body Shell
Another Mini on the way to a new life
Austin A60 van blasted
Bead Blasting Body Shell
Land Rover Bulk head
Land Rover Devon 4-x-4-primed
Nissan Body Shell
One BMW fine bead blasted
Restored Mini -dec14
Shotblasted Car Body
Viva Part bead blasted
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Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4ER