Eagle Ornament Restoration with Media Blasting

We were recently contacted to help with restoring classic eagle ornaments. Over many years of weather exposure, the eagles had lost their finish and were in need of restoration. We contacted our local blast shop, American Dry Stripping, and they used our PLASTI-GRIT® Plastic Blast Media, a soft abrasive, to safely strip the delicate aluminum ornaments without pitting or marring.  This prepared the surface with an even and smooth finish. The owner of the eagles was thrilled with the results and ... More

Media Blasting Sculpture

Abrasive Blasting quickly removes rust and oxidation from this metal horse sculpture, by Marcia Spivak. Media Blasting by American Dry Stripping efficiently prepares the steel surface for new paint during restoration. With each unique application, selecting the best media type and size are most important to achieve desired results. For this metal sculpture, the goals included eliminating the accumulated surface oxidation while leaving the surface in the best condition to be painted. The ... More

Collector Car Restoration: Paint Removal

Car collectors and enthusiasts are some of the most demanding customers when it comes to refinishing surfaces.  Nothing short of a perfect finish is acceptable when restoring a classic. Composition Materials Co., Inc. has been manufacturing and supplying Plastic Blast Media for over 30 years.  This paint stripping technology consistently achieves excellent results on cars of all types, including classics, like this Corvette.     Expert blast operators efficiently remove ... More

Corn Cob Log Home Inside

Corn Cob blasting is used in log home interior restoration is to quickly and efficiently remove old stain and water damage. The video features an interview with an industry expert who speaks about the advantages of Corn Cob for restoring wood. Corn Cob is a preferred media type for log home blasting and preparing surfaces for restoration and new stain.   ... More

Walnut Shell U.S. Navy

Working with U.S. Navy Norfolk on a new method of removing paint from Navy submarines, retired President of Composition Materials Co., Inc. talks about developing Walnut Shell Blasting in the 1960's. The Navy had been refurbishing ship hulls using abrasive mineral grit that removed all of the layers of paint and coatings down to bare steel, which proved costly. Ted Diamond introduced Walnut Shells which removed the top coatings of paint while leaving the valuable undercoating intact. This ... More