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Clean Classic Car Parts with a Sandblasting Service

Posted on: March 15th, 2015 by byersbushblog

When working on modern vehicles it often makes more sense to simply replace a dirty or rusty part than it does to take the time and try to clean it off, but this isn’t the case with classic cars and trucks. When you are dealing with a classic vehicle parts are harder to find and much more expensive to purchase. This means that you have to be willing to take the time to clean off parts and prepare them for reuse. There is also the issue that you may not be able to find any clean parts that you could use, even if you were willing to pay the asking price. When you want car parts cleaned up for repainting or power coating for future use one of the best tools to get the job down is sandblasting.

Sandblasting is a well-known process that launches an abrasive media at a metal part to wear away any grease, old paint or grime that remains on the product. The technique cleans parts quickly and completely. A variety of different media types are used depending on the metal and the desired results. You can have confidence that your parts are completely cleaned off and ready for a smooth paint job once sandblasted.

DIY or Hire Professionals

Choosing to sandblast your car parts is a simple decision, but deciding whether to try the task yourself or hire professionals to take care of it is another thing. There are plenty of sandblasting kits that you can get for home, and if you already own a powerful compressor it might not be too expensive to construct your own small setup in a garage or shed. Unfortunately sandblasting is a messy process that isn’t as easy to get right as you might think. It’s also quite difficult to contain all the media used in the blasting process without a professional setup, and if you accidentally breathe some of it in during the process you could suffer from respiratory problems later on.


For all the reasons listed above it often makes sense to rely on professionals to take care of the work for you. Skilled companies such as Byers Bush already have all the tools and equipment to complete the job, and the skills to do it right the first time. When you hire a company to take care of the work, you can get your parts back faster, while focusing on other aspects of your car projects that you would rather be doing. Sure it would be more affordable to do your own sandblasting if you have to do many parts or clean parts on a regular basis, but even in these instances it makes a lot of sense to use a professional service.

After your parts are sandblasted you can coat them any way that you like and add them to your vehicle for a like-new look. Paint adheres well to the freshly cleaned surfaces created by sandblasting.  Byers Bush also provides powder coating and can provide a solid protective coating to most parts for a reasonable cost. That means you could have your parts cleaned up and then recoated all at the same time offering you a smoother process with even less work to worry about.

The next time that you have parts to clean up, consider relying on a professional sandblasting service to get the job done instead of trying to tackle it yourself. You’ll have results faster and they will be of a higher quality, making the rest of the project go more smoothly. It may cost a bit more money to have professional work, but the expense is worth it for the results that you get.

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