Surviving the Elements: Auto Body Paint and Other Blogs

4 Notable Benefits of Sandblasting in Autobody Paint Stripping

by Mae Fisher

Automotive customisation in Australia has become a thriving industry because car owners are increasingly seeking unique looks for their vehicles. For auto shops looking to start vehicle customisation services, providing sandblasting services for stripping auto body paint is a great place to start. This article highlights some of the benefits that your business stands to gain by adopting the method of sandblasting

Quick Turnaround

If you are located in a busy area with few auto customisation service providers, then the chances are that your auto shop will begin getting customers within a short period. To cater to all clients, you need a paint stripping technique that guarantees a quick turnaround. Since sandblasting uses fine sand grains that have impressive abrasive qualities, you spend minimal time on each vehicle.


When clients approach you for auto body customisation, they might think that their cars only require paint stripping. However, there are instances when auto body parts have rust and need cleaning before a paint job. With traditional paint stripping methods, the rust removal phase must wait until all the paint is removed, which is a slow and time-consuming process. However, the versatility of sandblasting allows the paint stripping and rust removal processes to be merged. Additionally, since sandblasting also removes dirt, washing the underside of a vehicle is not necessary. This way, less time needs to be spent on each car and auto shops can, therefore, attend to as many customers as possible.

Easy Set Up 

Since you will be introducing sandblasting services in your auto shop, you might imagine that setting up the equipment is a challenging process. However, nothing could be further from the truth because unlike other paint stripping techniques, sandblasting equipment is among the easiest to set up. All you need to do is load the sand medium into the sandblasting pot and set up the necessary pressure level, depending on the type of nozzle on your equipment. If you follow the instructions on the machine, you should be able to start stripping paint from cars within a matter of minutes.

Cost Effective 

Unlike other techniques such as wet abrasive blasting, sandblasting is very cost effective since you only need an air compressor, an abrasive medium and a sandblasting gun. Since there is no need for water, the overall operational costs are kept low. Cost management is essential if you are just getting to understand the auto body customisation industry. Low operational costs provide competitive pricing.