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American Dry Stripping Blast 1954 Corvette

What does it take to strip paint from a rare Corvette?

One of the services we offer at our Milford shop is stripping paint and coatings from rare and vintage vehicles.

Yes, this is in fact a 1954 Corvette. It might not look very pretty right now, but our guys have blasted this beauty down to the gel coat.

stripping paint from Rare Car - Pennant Blue 1954 Corvette ready for paint stripping at American Dry  Stripping

Stripping paint and corrosion removal is the just one of the first steps to automotive restoration. With a rare old beauty like this, it might look easy, but it has to be done right.

The Corvette’s body is fiberglass. In blasting, we have to take great care not to remove the gel coat underlayer that protects the composite material. This is old material, so the blasters will go slowly.

We do extensive prep work to every car just to get them ready for blasting.

1954 Corvette American Dry Stripping Pre Media Blast - Rare Car Paint Stripping

A private owner brought the ’54 Vette to us to use abrasive blasting to remove the original Pennant Blue. The year 1954 was the second year Corvette was built. Only about 3,600 were manufactured, and experts estimate just 300 had the Pennant Blue paint.

How do we strip paint from a car like this?

Once the owners leave the vehicle with us, we treat it like our own.

Here’s Jose, who has been with us for 20+ years. He takes time to remove and label parts that will be blasted separately or cannot be covered. You can see he carefully seals the interior of the car and areas where we don’t want grit to invade.

Preparing Rare 1954 Corvette for Stripping Paint American Dry Stripping
The prep work for a rare, classic car like this ’54 Vette is extensive and crucial.

Once the car is prepped, the blasters evaluate the surface paint and the condition of the fiberglass to determine the best material (media) to blast with.

In this case, our guys went with Plasti-Grit, supplied to us by our friend Alan at Composition Materials, also in Milford, an international distributor.

Here’s the result:

American Dry Stripping Blast 1954 Corvette

Our “finished” blasted automobile has a patchy look. That’s because our blasters took great care to remove a layer at a time, until the gel coat was identified. The car may not look as sleek as the finished product will, but this stage is the key to a perfectly smooth finish in the end.

After the blasting is complete, the bare product is stored in a temperature-controlled area to protect it, and returned to the owner, or transported to another shop for finishing.

Do you need paint stripping for your restoration project? Give us a call. We can answer your questions.


American Dry Stripping™ & Powder Coating helps people with all of their sandblasting and media blasting service needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

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We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

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Rims in Prismatic Black Jack

Rims in Prismatic Black Jack

A customer recently brought us a set of nice 24″ rims  to be powder coated. Everyone loves black of course, but this was the first in a while to select one of our favorite coatings in black from Prismatic: Black Jack

Black Jack is a soft, low gloss black. It is a polyurethane solid tone powder coat with a flat finish.

The powder is beautiful! What do you think?

Did you know we offer a 48-hour (business days of course!) turnaround on wheel coating at our North Branford shop? Give us a call for an appointment. 203-876-9876 ext 2

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The Best Solution to Cast Iron Radiator Restoration

Flawless finish. Dramatic look. Durable, long-lasting color.

We get so many calls from around the country asking us: can you help me find a cast-iron radiator restoration company in my neck of the woods? Why?

Dry abrasive blasting — when it is done right — paired with expert powder coating is simply the best solution to restore beautiful old radiators. And doing it right isn’t easy.

Use powder coating to refurbish your old steam radiator Why powder coating instead of paint for cast iron radiators?

You love the warmth your old steam or water radiators give you on cold wintry days.

But those old dinosaurs have peeling layers of paint — and you’re tired of endless cover up chores just to make them look good.

Instead of trying to hide a lumbering eyesore from the guests you invited over for dinner next week, restore your radiators to their original distinction. Your radiators can blend or accent a decorative theme, enhancing – rather than distracting – from each room’s surroundings.

With thousands of colors to choose from, let American Dry Stripping help restore the beauty in your home by restoring your old cast iron radiators. We are expert surface preparation specialists. We know how to remove every bit of paint and corrosion for an absolutely clean surface that is ready for the color you choose. We offer thousands of durable, long-lasting powder coating colors.

Your radiator will look and perform better than new.

While the weather is still warm, it’s the perfect time to start bringing in your radiators for a little summer glow-up. You can have them stripped of all old paint and corrosion using time tested dry abrasive blasting methodologies, looking brand new just in time for the fall and winter seasons.

We specialize in cast iron radiator sandblasting and powder coating.

Power coating radiator in the shop to restore old steam radiators. New coating replaces old peeling paint.

Using our expertise in surface preparation, we remove rust and corrosion in order to create flawless, even finishes. Our mission is to provide the best cast iron radiator restoration services in the North East.

 What to Expect with Our Process of Restoring Cast Iron Radiators

Discover the reasons we’re renowned as the most recommended and best radiator sandblasting and powder coating service in CT, NY, NJ, MA and RI. Don’t just take our word for it. See examples in our portfolio, or read some of our customer testimonials here.

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Radiator Sandblasting and Powder Coating Service Locations

All radiators are serviced in our Milford CT Sandblasting and Powder Coating
80 Wampus Lane #13, Milford, CT 06460

Pick-up and Delivery Services in areas listed below

We Serve all of Connecticut:

  • Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury, Norwalk
  • Hartford County, Tolland County, New Haven County, New London County, Middlesex County, Litchfield County, Windham County, Fairfield County

We serve New York with Sandblasting and Powder Coating in the following areas:

  • New York City
  • Long Island
  • Westchester County
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Rockland County

We serve Massachusetts with Sandblasting and Powder Coating in the following areas:

  • Boston
  • Worcester
  • Springfield
  • Lowell
  • Cambridge
  • New Bedford

We serve Rhode Island with Sandblasting and Powder Coating in the following areas:

  • Providence
  • Warwick
  • Cranston
  • Pawtucket
  • Woonsocket
  • Newport
Industrial abrasive blasting

How We Approach Industrial Abrasive Blasting

Industrial abrasive blasting services Connecticut New England

For most of our abrasive blasting clients, we work in limited scope, size, weight or number of items for blasting and powder coat turnaround.

For our industrial abrasive blasting clients, we often manage bulk quantities of items to blast. These items can be very small to oversized in extreme weights and measurements. This requires a precise logistical workflow — from pick-up and blasting to wrapping, packing and delivery.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their industrial sandblasting and media blasting needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

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We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

At American Dry Stripping, we have 30-plus years experience serving industrial clients in the Northeast.

From heavy grit and high-pressure for the tough jobs to ultra-fine bead for the delicate surfaces, we evaluate and perform each industrial abrasive blasting task with care and precision.

industrial abrasive blasting CT

Industrial abrasive blasting at American Dry Stripping:

  • Completed hundreds of projects successfully, large and small
  • Trained, certified blasters & technicians
  • Oversized blast booths for large, industrial equipment
  • Ingersoll-Rand air dryer with oil-water separators to remove all particulate matter, delivering absolute clean, dry air to the blast hose nozzlesindustrial abrasive blasting Northeast New England CT
  • Surface profiling and surface preparation for paint and powder coating
  • Experience cleaning up heat treatment and weld marks
  • Experience removing coatings on new and used parts in varying alloys, metals and other surfaces
  • EPA-approved burn-off oven
  • In-house powder coating services for seamless finishing
  • Humidity and temperature controlled holding room for completed work
  • 24-foot climate-controlled, enclosed trailer for pick-up and delivery

At American Dry Stripping we follow specifications set by the Society for Protecting Coatings (SSPC) and NACE, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority for industrial abrasive blasting and stripping work projects. We employ stringent internal quality control processes that meet our industrial abrasive blasting customers’ requirements.

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American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their industrial sandblasting and media blasting needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Dedicated automotive blast booth at American Dry Stripping

4 Reasons to Love Our Automotive Blast Booth

Dedicated automotive blast booth at American Dry Stripping.
Dedicated automotive blast booth at American Dry Stripping.

When we expanded our space, the first item on our wish list was a dedicated automotive blast booth.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their automotive sandblasting and media blasting service needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

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We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

We wanted to include at the shop a BIGGER BOOTH would do a couple of great things for customers looking for automotive dry abrasive media blasting (also know as car sandblasting):

  • Reduced turnaround time for all

    While some of our auto customers aren’t in a huge hurry, our industrial clients often need quick turn around. Vehicles take time and need a special kind of attention in the booth. Once they are in the booth, they can’t be hauled out willy-nilly in order to allow us to complete large, industrial  jobs.

    1956 Thunderbird
    1956 Thunderbird. Can’t barely fit the whole thing in the frame!

    Having a dedicated booth takes the pressure off and gives us more space to support all of the needs of our customers. We expect to be able to double our output by adding this new booth.

  • More space.

    You’ve seen a 1956 Thunderbird, correct? These beasts are enormous, and are not the only sizable vehicle we get in for blasting in the shop.

    Our new booth adds more square footage for our team to access every nook and cranny of the cars you bring us for blasting during restoration.

  • (Even more) Environmentally friendly

    Our new booth is equipped with the latest abrasive recovery system. And because we limit the booth to vehicles, we limit the types of recoverable media used in this booth  as well. This saves on cost and impact on  the environment.

  • More space for training

    The new booth will be utilized as a training space for our team to ensure they are always up to speed on the best and most effective blasting techniques.

Have questions about automotive blast booth?
Ready to get started? Drop us a line!

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their automotive sandblasting and media blasting service needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

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Stripped metal patio furniture awaiting powder coating

Start Right to Refinish Metal Patio Furniture

To refinish metal patio furniture it's best to use abrasive blasting first.
Stripped metal patio furniture awaiting powder coating

When you are ready to refinish metal patio furniture

Okay, say you find a set of cool old metal or cast iron patio furniture by the side of the road or on Craigslist.

Or maybe you find your OWN set of metal patio furniture or iron bench under the snow!

When you are ready to refinish metal patio furniture, it is important that you make the right start.

You need to get down to bare metal without damaging it, causing pitting, or ending up with caustic and damaging chemicals leaking out of drain holes later.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their metal furniture restoration needs. We are located in Milford, CT near New Haven and offer a convenient pick-up and delivery service in New York including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Contact us to learn more.

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Sandblasting Before You Refinish Furniture

The first step to refinishing metal patio furniture is to start with a professional dry abrasive blasting job or service. Why?

How many of those “How to Refinish Metal Patio Furniture” articles and wikis have you read? Almost every one suggests:

  • chemical strippers
  • powerwashing
  • scraping paint
  • wirebrushing the paint
  • sanding the metal
  • treating the rust
  • using caustic products like naval jelly (acid)

You can spend the money investing in these toxic chemicals, scrapers, and equipment. Then you can spend the time to DO the job (don’t forget the clean up!).

Result? You will not get the smooth finish that professional abrasive blasting gives you.

Abrasive media blasting Sandblasting American Dry StrippingThe Best Reason to Use Blasting to Refinish Patio Furniture

The better the surface preparation, the better (and longer!) the paint or powder coating adheres to the surface of the metal.

What we do is sometimes referred to as “sandblasting” or stripping. Our methods of blasting don’t include sand anymore. Instead our experienced blasters determine what kind of metal and corrosion needs to be removed and select the best abrasive media for the job.

Of course you could try to strip the metal yourself.

But the time and effort and — most of all — the less-than-desirable result could really discourage you and set you back a season.

That’s the best reason to use professional abrasive blasting for your job.

The pros make quick work of your patio furniture job. When you are ready, we can get the ball rolling to refinish metal patio furniture.

So what about the finish?

Patio furniture requires high-quality outdoor paint or powder coating and a meticulous hand.

Why?

Sun, rain, snow are all hard on metal! To ensure you won’t have to repeat this coat job again next year, we recommend a professional powder coating service.

We offer in-house powder coating for metal patio furniture. Bring it in to us to ensure you protect your outdoor furniture investment.

Ready to refinish metal patio furniture? Have a question?

Aluminum Eagle Blasted Cleaned

Clear Aluminum Coating from Cerakote

We are now offering Cerakote’s clear aluminum coating in our Xtreme Coatings shop.

Unlike powder coat clear or a ceramic coating this is a beautiful clear coating that retains the looks of aluminum with all the protection you want from high-quality coatings.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with powder coating, ceramic coating, and cerakote coating services. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. 

Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Cerakote Clear – Aluminum (MC-5100) has been specifically engineered for performance and protection of ALL common alloys of aluminum, including magnesium alloys.

Aluminum Eagle Blasted Cleaned

Aluminum Eagle Blasted Cleaned

Common applications include polished, brushed, raw & anodized aluminum used in architectural, automotive, industrial, consumer goods and more

Formulated in a one-part, air-cure, easy-to-apply coating with excellent adhesion and UV stability,  this clear coating excels in all applications.

This product is 100 percent an inorganic formulation and is therefore completely UV stable. It will not yellow or haze.

How we Prep for Coating

Whether your item is currently coated, new or old, we will ensure it is prepped correctly for perfect coating adherence.

Aluminum is a soft alloy so we are careful in blasting to ensure it never overheats or warps. We remove all grease and prior coatings before bringing the products into our coating shop for new coatings.

And of course, we guarantee our work.

Ready for a quote on coating aluminum?

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with powder coating, ceramic coating, and cerakote coating services. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Cobra Exhaust Ceramic Coating American Dry Stripping

3 Reasons to Use Ceramic Coating On Exhausts

Let’s start with the obvious reason: ceramic coating to headers and other exhaust parts create a stand-out look for your car or motorcycle.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people restore their exhausts to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our ceramic coating portfolio!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Ceramic header coating ceramic exhaust coating

The Ceramic Coating Protection

It’s not all about looks, however.

Exhaust and turbo parts in high-performance engines take a beating. If you’re investing in a vehicle at this standard, the second reason is the best: protection.

A quality ceramic coating increases the longevity of parts by protecting them from road salts and chemicals, the heat of the engine and corrosive exhaust.

That engine heat is a biggie. Heat concentrates in those pipe bends and curves. This makes the metal more prone to degrade over time. Hot spots can lead to pin holes as exhaust gases erode the inner substrate. Ceramic coatings retain the heat in the housing, which helps manage thermal tumbling due to thermal cycling.

Improving performance

The third reason to apply ceramic coating to exhaust — and most bragged out — is performance.

Ceramic coating helps to increase speed and maintain the quality of exhaust gas flow. Ceramic coating will improve the performance of your headers, turbo parts, and exhaust pipes. It ensures a smooth flow of exhaust, leading to increased horsepower.

Turbo ceramic coated in Black wrinkle
Turbo ceramic coated in Black Wrinkle

Even if you are already using a high-grade stainless steel or titanium set, ceramic coatings assist in eliminating back pressure allowing for more effective release of exhaust. This further improves performance.

Ceramic coatings reduce heat soak in the engine by keeping the heat in the pipes. This lessens the risk of damaging plastic parts, wiring harnesses, and spark plug wires.

A good quality ceramic coating job can increase the horsepower in your vehicle and improve other engine and exhaust system functions.

Getting the look you want

Have a question about colors? In our Xtreme shop, Tone keeps samples of our Cerakote colors. Not all silver, grays, blacks and chromes are created equal! You will want to have a look and feel for yourself in person.

You can check them out online, or stop by the shop for a look.

Ready for a quote to protect your exhaust system?

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American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people restore their exhausts to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Vintage Ferrari Blasting American Dry Stripping

Vintage Ferrari in for Blasting

We have lots of rare and classic car partners in the area, some we’ve worked with for 20+ years! Back in June, our friends at Miller Motorcars in Greenwich delivered a vintage Ferrari to the shop for blasting.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people will their sandblasting and media blasting needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our car portfolios!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Ferrari has always preferred aluminum bodies over CFRP (carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic) technology. This is because aluminum is “better suited to higher production volumes.”

Aluminum in the blast booth is super finicky: you do not want to try blasting a soft metal on an expensive resto at home!

Depending on the alloy, we use bead blasting with careful attention to PSI and the angle of blast. Pur guys have years of experience removing paint and coatings, with our shop manager John always inspecting the car before and after to ensure the correct blast approach.

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Questions? Feel free to send them to us with photos!

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Jaguar XKE restoration

Prepping Jaguar XKE Restoration Firewall for Blasting

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with sandblasting and media blasting. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our car portfolios!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

A client brought us this beautiful Jaguar XKE restoration (incomplete) with the need to have only the firewall blasted.

When we prep a car for media blasting, it takes a great deal of time. We thought we’d share with you the precision process our team goes through to protect the exterior and interior of these rare vehicles.

Here you can see Jose and Miguel cleaning the metal to ensure the tape adheres. We want to ensure no gaps, leaving only the are that will be blasted exposed.

Jaguar XKE restoration
Original paint of Jaguar XKE restoration will be protected during prep.

Ready for resto work on your car?

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Benefits of High Temperature Ceramic Coating

Header ceramic coated for engine efficiency in titanium

We often get asked what are the benefits of high temperature ceramic coating for intake manifolds, headers and other parts of the exhaust system that generate excessive heat.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their ceramic coating needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our ceramic coating portfolio!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Heat Offset

Using high temperature ceramic coating on the headers keeps the heat where you want it: inside the exhaust tubes. A ceramic coated header will reduce the heat in the engine bay and direct heat through the exhaust pipes which means…

Greater Engine Efficiency

Ceramic coatings help increase the speed and maintain the quality of exhaust gas flow. With an increase combustion chamber efficiency, fuel oxidizes more efficiently.

Chromex Ceramic Coatings
Chromex Ceramic Coating for exhaust.

Coated headers means a smooth flow of exhaust which can lead to an increase in horsepower.

Longevity of exhaust system (& other parts)

Ceramic coatings help reduce the thermal cycle and reduce surface temperatures. By reducing exposure of these parts to a constant hot-cool cycle, you reduce the risk of metal parts weakening.

By keeping the heat in the pipes you lessen the risk of excess heat damaging other engine parts like plastic parts, wiring harnesses, and spark plug wires.

Better Durability & Protection

High temperature ceramic coating protects parts from road salts, oil and gas, and other corrosive chemicals. These chemicals can cause rust in a very short period of time which will eventually put holes in your exhaust parts.

Depending on the coating, part life increases from two (2) to ten (10) times what is normal.

Appearance

high temperature ceramic coating on motorcycle exhaust
Skull face is ceramic coated and air-dried.

One of the most common reasons our customers want their headers and exhausts ceramic coated? They want a beautiful, custom look that will really pop.

We use Cerakote High Temperture Exhaust coatings, the industry leader, to ensure the best finish.

Chromex appears like chrome, but provides all the protection of ceramic.

Reds, golds, titaniums and blacks can be used to make a uniform or more custom look while protecting your vehicle.

Typical Uses for High Temperature Ceramic Coating

For vehicle coatings, the typical uses of high temperature ceramic coating is headers, exhaust systems, manifolds (exhaust and intakes), valve covers.

Expected Results

Ceramic coatings offer excellent thermal barrier characteristics. This means reduced under hood temperatures, accelerated exhaust gas velocity and a longer life expectancy for the entire exhaust system.


Have a question or ready for a quote? Contact us now.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their ceramic coating needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

powder coating vintage church bells

Powder Coating a Vintage Bell

  • The benefits of powder coating go beyond patio chairs and car frames.

More and more of our customers come to us with vintage items for powder coating. They have seen the effectiveness of dry abrasive blasting in removing rust and corrosion.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with powder coating service needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our powdering coating portfolios!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

powder coating vintage church bells
Dry abrasive blasting and powder coating vintage church bell in bronze

New Methods, Better Protection

When the original finish has gone to the dogs, there’s no good reason to stick with old or original methods of coating. Powder coating looks great, is extremely durable, and protects metal from rust.

A beautiful silver-veined, vintage radiator restored with powder coating

Powder coating vintage items provides a true, lasting finish that brings out their beauty and will protect the historic items for years to come.

Powder Coating Saves You Money

Without a doubt, you can run to the Depot and grab spray-on rust protector and a can of paint to “get the job done.”

Not only will this approach incur the mess and stress that any DIY project brings, but remember: paint is wet. It runs, and it takes days to dry and cure.

Powder coating is cured within 20 minutes of removal from the curing oven.

From Blast to Finish

All of our jobs start with the correct and best method for surface preparation, including dry media blasting for total removal of prior coatings, using the right grit, angle and pressure to ensure no damage to the item.

In our 35 years in business, we’ve seen every kind of item through our doors… almost anything you can imagine.

Surface Prep Lexan Boxes
Surface preparation to these Lexan boxes creates a frosted look.

In powder coating, we work with you to ensure you get the color you want. Powder coating uses electrostatic charges which attract the powder to the metal. This ensures consistent thickness and total coverage.

But it’s after you bring it home that you will see the real benefit. Powder coating stands up to environmental stresses and requires less touch ups.

In powder coating vintage items, the value is in the long term. Investing in a coating that will protect the item makes sense now, and pays off.


Do you have rusted vintage metal you want to protect from the elements? Let us know how we can help.

We serve customers in :
Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey. 

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American Dry Stripping & Powder Coating Locations

Main Office
80 Wampus Lane #13, Milford, CT 06460

Shoreline Division 14 Commerce Drive, North Branford, CT  06471