March 3, 2017

Since the early days of automotive production, paint has gone through many changes. In the ’20s, paint was very close to varnish and was either brushed on or (as in the case of Model Ts) doused with paint, starting at the top of the body, with a wide sprinkler head unt...

March 3, 2017

Here at RustBlasters, we prefer to work with either garnet or crushed glass, depending on the application and the desired outcome. With just these 2 medias alone, we can achieve practically any effect you desire. But there are a number of different media types so let’s...

February 25, 2017

A question has come up this week regarding whether you should apply filler first and then epoxy or vice versa. Every body shop has its own way of doing things so I did some research, to see if I could set matters straight. Please read the following and then you be the...

August 22, 2016

With good reason, due to the health concerns involved with previously used media products, news has spread about the dangers of blasting without proper safety equipment and procedures in place. In order to alleviate those concerns, we only use crushed glass blasting me...

July 8, 2016

Just as the automobile has gone through numerous transformations over the last century, so has the auto body repair industry. When Henry Ford first mass produced the car in 1908, it was so new and unlike any other means of transportation at the time, that no one, outsi...

June 24, 2016

The above pictures prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that not everyone can do body work...nor should they!

Your vehicle is one of the most valuable possessions you own and many of us develop quite an attachment. It's more than a car, truck, or motorbike. It's a source...

May 30, 2016

This is the number one question we get asked all the time. We understand you are budget conscious and times are tough. We will always do our very best to work within your budget but there are far too many variables to consider before coming to a final total, up front,...

May 26, 2016

While we value each & every customer that walks through our doors, we have noticed there is a commonality that can't be ignored.

Your money is hard-earned & we appreciate that parting with it is a gruelling process of weighing the pros & cons, prioritizing what to spen...

July 25, 2015

There is much debate over the issue of powder coating versus epoxy coating. Which one is better entirely depends on what you are coating, the conditions it will be subjected to and, in the end, your personal preference. 

This is what happens under your powder coati...

July 24, 2015

For more than 40 years I have worked on cars and am now the proud owner of RustBlasters, in Chilliwack, BC. I have always believed that the older cars, with their tough, solid metal bodies were much safer in a crash than their newer fiberglass counterparts. But out of...

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