Boat Paint Removal: Soft Abrasives Blasting

Composition Materials offers a complete line of blasting media grits for environmentally safe paint & coatings removal from boat hulls & decks.  Soft abrasive blasting media are used to quickly & safely remove paint & coatings without damaging delicate hull surfaces such as fiberglass, wood or aluminum.  For fiberglass boat paint removal, we recommend Clear-Cut Plastic Blasting Media for indoor blast operations or Walnut Shell Blasting Media for outdoor blasting.  For wooden ... More

Soil Remediation with Rice Hull Ash

We have worked with Rice Hull Ash for many years.  It has great qualities for filtration, and as a topping for molten steel.  It insulates for slow cooling without leaching carbon into the molten steel. But another very timely application is Soil Remediation.  We just delivered multiple truck loads of Rice Hull Ash to a site in the Northeast where it is being mixed with the soil to remove the volatiles from a site which has long been contaminated.   ... More

Walnut Shell Blasting: Pioneered in 1960’S with U.S. Navy

In the 1960s, the US Navy in Norfolk, Virginia sought new methods for stripping the paint off submarines. The current method, at that time, utilized steel grit blasting to go down to bare metal, removing the anti-fouling paint, the vinyl under-coating and the primer. A very inventive civilian employee of the Navy along with Ted Diamond, of Composition Materials, pioneered a new method of blasting with Walnut Shell Grit to selectively remove only the anti-fouling paint, leaving the valuable ... More

AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION WITH PLASTIC MEDIA BLASTING

When restoring or repainting cars, considerations include the type of substrates such as steel, aluminum, plastics, composites and fiberglass, as well as the types of paints and coatings. Paint manufacturers recommend applying new paint to properly prepared surfaces. The recommendation for automobile paint stripping is Plastic Media Blasting, a rapid, economic and safe method to remove coatings without causing damage to underlying substrates including aluminum, fiberglass and even plastics. ... More

Video: Corvette Paint Stripping with Plastic Media

In this Video, American Dry Stripping removes paint from a vintage corvette using Plastic Media Blasting. The video looks at the advantages of Plastic Media Blasting: easy to use, fast paint stripping, easy to clean up, recyclable, environmentally friendly, safe on delicate substrates such as the Corvette fiberglass body, and cost effective. ... More