Blasting 1961 Mercedes

Using custom-engineered PLASTI-GRIT®, the following video shows blasting with Plastic Media for quick & efficient removal of paint and Bondo from a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Plastic abrasive media offers superb paint stripping without damaging the metal substrate. Once the old layers of paint and Bondo have been cleaned, this 190SL will be prepped for restoration and brand new paint. American Dry Stripping in Milford, Connecticut expertly remove paint from collector cars, such as this '61 ... More

Blasting 1960 Corvette

Plastic media blasting efficiently removes paint from a 1960 fiberglass Corvette without damaging the delicate Corvette surface. Composition Materials Co., Inc. has been manufacturing PLASTI-GRIT® for over 30 years in 5 grades of hardness: Urea, Melamine, Acrylic, Clear-Cut® and Polyester. Plastic abrasives are used worldwide as a leading method of removing paint and coatings from cars, boats, planes, trains, landing gear, helicopters and more! Removing paint from a vintage Corvette requires ... More

Walnut Shell Blasting Bronze Statue

Walnut shell blasting statue of Avery Alexander: The Monumental Task Committee of New Orleans, LA recently restored the statue of Avery Alexander called, "The Crusader." Avery Alexander was an important Louisiana Civil Rights leader who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1976-1999. Since Katrina, the statue had been in storage and in need of restoration. As the video highlights, Walnut Shell blasting cleaned the statue's ... More

1954 Corvette Plastic Media

Removing paint from a 1954 Corvette using PLASTI-GRIT®. Paint removal from the Corvette's fiberglass body requires careful handling of its delicate surface. Air pressure, media type, media size and distance are all important variables in achieving best results. This video highlights expert blasting by American Dry Stripping with PLASTI-GRIT®. One of the best features of plastic media blasting is its ability to do an excellent job removing paint from soft substrates, such as fiberglass, ... 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

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

Blast Cleaning Brick

Cleaning an old brick building of accumulated soot and grime, this video highlights abrasive media blasting. Each blasting operation is unique and requires blast parameters suited for maximum efficiency without damaging surfaces or substrates. Parameters include media type and size, blast pressure and nozzle distance.   Cleaning an entire building efficiently requires careful planning to achieve maximum results. Selecting the most effective blast media is critical to overall ... More

Corn Cob Log Home

Corn Cob blasting removes old stain and paint when restoring log homes. Corn Cob is an all-natural and biodegradable soft abrasive with excellent performance on stripping wood and preparing the surface for new stain and preservative. This video of corn cob blasting in action shows log home restoration highlights.   ... More

Walnut Shell Non-Skid

Walnut Shell Grit is easily added to paint, mixed-in and applied to surfaces  to create a non-skid / anti-slip coating. Select the Walnut Shell grade for coarse, medium or fine texture. Walnut Shell abrasives stay in suspension in most paints, for easy mix-in applications. Composition Materials has supplied Walnut Shell Abrasives for over 60 years. We supply a full line of Non-Skid Media.   ... More

Plastic Media Train

This video shows highlights of using plastic media blasting to clean trains, effectively removing coatings with .5 inches of filler, without the need to mask rubber seals around windows. Plastic media is the preferred method of blast cleaning on steel, aluminum, alloys and composites. For over 30 years, Composition Materials has custom-engineered PLASTI-GRIT® in 5 grades of hardness. Contact us for assistance with selecting the media type and size for your application.   ... More

Plastic Media BAE Jet

British Aerospace Hawk Jet airplane is carefully masked, and then its paint is blasted using plastic media in preparation for re-painting.   Plastic Blast Media efficiently strips paint from a wide variety of substrates including steel, aluminum, fiberglass, rubber and composites. With carefully determined air pressure, media type and size, plastic abrasives offer time and cost advantages over alternative paint removal methods. Composition Materials manufactures Plastic ... More