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1966 Ducati Restoration Joe Levine American Dry Stripping powder coating

1966 Ducati Restoration – Start to Finish

One of our private restoration clients did a bang up job not only of his 66 amazing OEM Ducati resto, but of his story of it!

Jim Cooper recently shared that he’d completed the restoration of 1966 Ducati Bevel Single 250 MK3 that he’d pulled from the depths of his friend, Jon’s, garage. It’d been housed there for 45 years!

As you can imagine, it came out a bit dusty and needing some elbow grease.

1966 Ducati Restoration Joe Levine American Dry Stripping powder coating

Regardless Jim set to work on the project, and made use of some terrific local experts in the process (see below). We were happy to provide blasting and powder coating for the frame.

Anyway, without further adieu, here’s the whole shebang. I am impressed with the seat rebuild — and of course the amazing and fastidious engine rebuild by Mohawk Motors that gets it running at the end.

Happy Endings for Ducati Rebuild

As we mentioned, we were pleased to be able to participate in a small part in this restoration. Italy made amazing bikes during the 60s and it’s great hearing one running again, restored to its original glory in the good old USA.

1966 Ducati Black Satin Powder Coating

The final restoration of the bike took more than the predicted two years and included the work of many hands.

1966 Ducati Restoration Jim Cooper Powder Coating American Dry Stripping

Here’s a list of the amazing businesses that Jim worked with (more info in the video):

  • The ShopCT – Sandblast and Fluid Hone
  • American Dry Stripping – Strip & Powder Coat Frame
  • Premiere Finishing/Dennis Mandu – Red and Silver parts
  • Reliable Plating and Polishing – Chrome, polish, zinc, etc.
  • Bob’s General Service – Seat Rebuild
  • Joel Levine – Gauge Restorations
  • Mohawk Motors – Pete Talabach – Beckett, Mass. – Complete Engine Overhaul

Thanks again to Jim for sharing this project with us! Congratulations! 

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.

Got a resto you want to share? We’d love to see it! Share it on our Facebook page

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

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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. 

Use the form below for general questions or sSee our contact page for a project form

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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