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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. 

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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.

rusted birdbath needs abrasive blasting

What Mom REALLY wants for Mother’s Day

What mom really wants for mothers day
Yeah… it probably got left out this year, right?

Right about now you are trying to figure out what to get your mom or the mother of your children for Mother’s Day.

Here’s some help.

What your Mom really wants for Mother’s Day is NOT:

  • Brunch
  • Flowers
  • Breakfast in bed
  • An artful arrangement of fruit
  • A gift certificate to the nail salon or her favorite climbing gym

Now hold on…

She will enjoy all of those things and love you for them. But what your mom really wants for Mother’s Day is to be able to take something OFF of her crazy long to do list. 

Because Mom is the doer of ALL the things that you forget need to be done and that get done magically around the house, and in life.

The Mom job just never stops. Not even if you go to the spa.

Patio Chairs
Patio chairs blasted here, ready for new coating.

So when she actually does take time off to scale walls or soak her cuticles, how can you help to be sure she will return even more relaxed?

Blast Her To Do List

One thing most definitely on her list is getting the outside ready for the summer. That most definitely includes a set of “well-loved” patio furniture that may or may not have made it into the shed back in November.

So here’s your true way to Mom’s heart.

A checklist for what mom really wants for Mother’s Day:

  • Collect up all your metal patio furniture and bring it to us for stripping and re-coating(Or call us to pick it up).
  • Be sure to find out what color she wants… Classic black? Or maybe she’s ready to go with turquoise or yellow? Bring a sample and we can match it.
  • Rake up the flower beds and re-mulch (You can have mulch delivered by the yard from our neighbor, Grillo’s).
  • Sweep off the deck, driveway and patio and power wash the dirt away. Check the siding for areas that need powerwashing too.
  • Clean and repair any of her favorite windchimes.
  • Got yard art or metal birdbath? Bring metal masterpieces to us for rust removal and cleaning.
  • Clean up the firepit. Bring your old metal firepit to us for cleaning and rust removal and recoating.
  • Order/organize wood for the firepit to have on hand!
  • Dig up all those wayward maples and sycamores that are growing where they shouldn’t be.
  • Clean and/or replace your welcome mat.
  • Ditch any old, broken pots.

rusted birdbath needs abrasive blasting

If you are looking for extreme bonus points, you can even take down the screens and storm windows and clean them too.

We know you love your mom (or the mother of your children)! That’s why we want to help you treat her right this year.

If you have any questions, give us a shout. (Note: we do not know your mom’s shoe size).

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Downtown Hotel Syracuse chandelier restoration

Hotel Syracuse Lighting Restoration by Grand Light

When it comes to metalwork and architectural restoration, one of our most diligent and professional partners is Grand Light in Seymour, CT.

They recently brought us a number of large, ballroom chandeliers for dry abrasive blasting. The fixtures were part of a much larger Hotel Syracuse lighting restoration project that Grand Light had undertaken.

The chandeliers had 27 arms each with multiple bands (75 lights each). The diameter on these beautiful grand ladies is six feet, arm to arm.

Grand Light Chandeliers Syracuse5

Grand Light worked on more than just crystal-encrusted chandeliers. Ryan Stockman and his team have been consulting and working with the GCs since June 2015 to complete work on lobby, ballroom, terrace lighting fixtures. These included sconces, flush mounts and chandeliers.  This was an extensive job of researching, logistics, wiring, coating, packaging, transportation and much more.

Hotel Syracuse Lighting Restoration - After Grand LIght

The historic Hotel Syracuse, in Syracuse, New York, was designed by hotel designer William Stone Post of George B. Post & Sons of New York City in 1921. The hotel built was built from 1922-1924. This 91-year old hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Downtown Hotel Syracuse chandelier restoration

The restoration of the hotel is a part of continuing development of the historic city and a complement the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center. The hotel booking reservations to be open on July 4, 2016.

Hotel Syracuse Lighting Restoration - At American Dry Stripping for Blasting

The newest-old member of the Marriott chain boasts 261 guest rooms, 17 suites, and all major historic spaces returned to their former grandeur.

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American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their sandblasting and media blasting service and powder coating 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.

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

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Mooring Ball Fire Pit

Fireballs: Custom firepits by Sandra Vlock

Connecticut metalwork artist and architect Sandra Vlock creates “Fireballs” custom firepits from steel vintage mooring buoys.

How do we know this? Well, we were fortunate enough to have our hands on a five in the shop this week. The detail on these fireballs is incredible.

Vlock brought the buoys to us because she wanted the final product to achieve a rusted look. Buoys tend to be coated with marine-grade paint which keeps them from rusting. The coating needed to be removed, and the surface prepped.

We took our time blasting each piece carefully, inside and out. As you can see, there were many angles, curves, nooks and crannies to contend with.

Vlock Buoys in rain at American Dry Stripping
Before: Vlock Buoys in the rain!
custom firepits
After: Vlock Buoys ready to rust.

Yikes! Newly blasted metal out in the rain no less!! Now thats something you do NOT see everyday at ADS. We never put newly blasted metal out in the elements because rusting/oxidation occurs so fast. However that is exactly what our customer wanted and we aim to please.

From Water to Fire

Vlock has been creating “Fireballs” custom firepits for several years. Her work has garnered attention from The Wall Street Journal to Design New England. She and her team work out of a studio in Stony Creek, CT where they also create beautiful custom fireplace screens.

Every Fireball is made to order. The designs are rendered in the steel using plasma cutting. They come in 28-inch, 40-inch and 58-inch sizes.

We were thrilled to work with Vlock on these pieces, as we always are with regional artists who bring their work with us for blasting and surface prep.

If you have any questions about Fireballs custom firepits, you can contact Vlock through her website.

If you have any questions about how we can help you remove paint and prep a surface for rust or re-coating, let us know. 

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American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their sandblasting and media blasting service and powder coating 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.

Car delivery

The New Trailer: Item & Car Delivery 2.0 at ADS!

Having a reliable trailer at American Dry Stripping allows us to offer rare car delivery and item pickup/dropoff services to Connecticut, New York and New England.

Some of you may have heard that we were in the market to replace our trailer. We use it to deliver everything from Aston Martins to zoological creatures*.

Well, we’ve been working with Elm City Trailer out of New Haven to get the job done and here she is.

Car delivery CT
We are rollin’ with our new trailer!

The trailer is a Rance aluminum v-nose car hauler, measuring 8′ wide x 27′. 4″. long, x 6.6′ tall on the interior. Of course it’s fitted with a ramp rear door for easily rolling carts, vehicles, and dollies in and out.

How We Use our Trailer

We have three primary uses for our trailer:

Be sure to contact us to talk about delivery or dropoff/pickup services.

*zoological creatures may only be made of metal!

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American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their sandblasting and media blasting service and powder coating 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.

Tongues of Fire by Jerome Harris Parmet

Metalwork & Art: Sculpture Jerome Harris Parmet

Art research is a thing around here!

The latest piece is this one, called “Tongues of Fire” brought to us by way of Arts Westchester.

Still doing some digging, but it seems it is the work of award-winning New Rochelle metalwork sculptor Jerome Harris Parmet, probably held in private collection.

After years of interior architectural design, Parmet took up his lifelong dream to create steel sculpture.

Parmet sculpts mostly in steel, he said in an interview, occasionally with wood or glass.

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American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their sandblasting and media blasting service and powder coating 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.

Click the link below ⬇️ to see our metalwork and artwork portfolio!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Marcia Spivak Equine sculpture

Remembering Marcia Spivak

We’ve been meaning to share with you a pretty special job we had the honor to complete here in our shop last year.

Back in February, we heard about the passing of award-winning equine metal sculptor Marcia Spivak.

The Marcia Spivak Equine Horse Sculpture, After Dry Abrasive Blasting
The Marcia Spivak Equine Horse Sculpture, After Dry Abrasive Blasting
Marcia Spivak in WAG Magazine
Spivak works on “Qianli Ma,” a commission she completed before her death. Photo Courtesy of WAG Magazine.

 

Ms. Spivak lived in Wilton, Conn., but her work lived all over the world. Shortly before her unexpected passing last year, she completed a 8×10-foot commission called “Qianli Ma” for Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse.

 

In our shop, we got the privilege of blasting a smaller, but equally impressive work. The sculpture was crafted in steel and had been displayed outdoors. The metal had oxidized considerably over time. The owners wanted to clean and prep the surface for a new, more appropriate outdoor coating.

 

The Marcia Spivak Equine Horse Sculpture, Before Dry Abrasive Blasting
The Marcia Spivak Equine Horse Sculpture, Before Dry Abrasive Blasting

 

We partnered with our good friends at Composition Materials to use the right bead blasting materials. Even though steel is strong, you can see that the metal had suffered and been weakened by the elements. Our guys worked carefully to ensure just the right pressure and angle of blast.

 

The Marcia Spivak Equine Horse Sculpture, After Dry Abrasive Blasting
The Marcia Spivak Equine Horse Sculpture, After Dry Abrasive Blasting

Spivak studied originally at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and always loved horses. She started riding when she was 6. She moved to the East Coast in her 20s and fell in the love with the beautiful Wilton area.

It was there she started sculpting with metal, studying under David Boyajian at the Sculpture Barn. She sculpted for 16 years, selling almost all of her work, pieces from tabletop size, to larger than life.

She did all of the welding herself, often building the piece from scrap materials she reclaimed from other artists or found in junk yards.

We were sorry to hear of the loss of Marcia Spivak, a great metal artist, and grateful to have been able to help restore some of her artwork.

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How To Protect Metal After Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting is a safe and efficient method for removing old surface finishes like painting, powder coating or chroming, passivation processes such as anodizing, or plain rust or corrosion from all types of metal surfaces in preparation for a finishing application.

Abrasive blasting works on virtually any type of metal (or fiberglass) object: from patio furniture to car parts, to create a surface profile range from smooth to rough.

American Dry Stripping™ & Powder Coating helps people maintain their metal after blasting to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut with two locations to 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 media blasting and sandblasting portfolios!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

The desired surface profile is achieved because of combinations of grit size, type and abrasive qualities of the media. Before abrasive blasting, metal parts must be cleaned to remove contaminants like dirt and grease that could end up in the blast media, embedded into metal surfaces, or could interfere with the final painting or finishing process.

Protecting Blasted Metal Surfaces

Here at American Dry Stripping, once the surfaces of your project are blasted clean, the metal is exposed to the ambient environment.

Over time — in an uncontrolled environment — exposed metal oxidizes (aluminum and stainless to lesser degrees). This jeopardizes the integrity of the newly stripped surface.

Once the surfaces of your project are blasted clean, the metal is exposed to the ambient environment. Over time — in an uncontrolled environment — exposed metal oxidizes (aluminum and stainless to lesser degrees). This jeopardizes the integrity of the newly stripped surface.

To effectively protect the integrity of your project, measures must be taken.

Protect metals after abrasive blasting with powder coating or ceramic coating
Protect metals after abrasive blasting with powder coating or ceramic coating

The clean, rust-free metal that remains needs to be treated as soon as possible after abrasive blasting. This prevents re-rusting (which will occur rapidly if any moisture is present).

Prevention is always better than a cure, and once we remove the rust, we always recommend taking the necessary measure to avoid a recurrence. By using a protective coating on your metal parts, you can ensure that they are protected from oil or grease.

You can apply the acid solution with an old paintbrush or rag. Just douse it on liberally, and let it run into seams and crevices. When the acid dries, the metal surfaces with have a dull gray color. If you need to store the parts temporarily before painting, place them in a dry a location as possible.

If longer storage is planned, the parts should be primed with a non lacquer-based primer. A lacquer-based primer allows moisture to penetrate the the metal’s surface, causing re-rusting.

American Dry Stripping™ & Powder Coating helps people maintain their metal after blasting 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.

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

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