Camaro prepped for re-painting

Here’s some before and after shots of a recent job we did for Jack Maxton Chevrolet’s body shop. We used baking soda to remove paint, dirt and rust from this Camaro, leaving an extremely smooth surface that is a great base for a high quality paint job.

Left side before soda blasting
Left side after removal of paint and rust
Camaro rear before soda blasting
Rear of Camaro after soda blasting
Right side before soda blasting
Rght side of Camaro, ready for repainting

Aircraft or quarter midget frames cleaned for restoration

We have soda blasted the frames of some unusual vehicles recently for owners who were preparing them for rebuilding and restoration. Heavenbound Aviation brought us the frame of a type certified 1946 Piper J3 Cub for removal of paint and rust. Once the bare metal is exposed, the frame can be inspected and repainted, extending the life of the aircraft.

Below is the chassis of a Quarter Midget race car, before and after soda blasting. It is being restored by GT Body Shop in Pataskala, Ohio. It took our techs about 2 hours to remove the black powder coating finish that you see in the photo on the left. When we were finished (right), the chassis was ready to be painted and to have the body panels replaced.

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Soda clean a whole car or just parts


Dashboard from a 1950s era SCCA-style race car. Half (yellow side) has been soda cleaned.


Many of our customers bring us parts from cars, trucks, cycles and other vehicles to have paint, rust and other contaminants removed.  Once the parts – fenders, doors, hoods, rims, engine parts, or dashboards as shown here – are cleaned, they are ready for restoration to continue.

The photos show a dashboard from a 1950s era SCCA-style race car that we cleaned for Elite Fab & Machine, owned by Ron Mong, in Hilliard. They are restoring the car for an antique auto collector.

Closeup of partially-cleaned race car dashboard
Closeup of partially-cleaned race car dashboard.