Kingsley switches to cryo blasting
Tuesday, 22 March 2022 at 12:00:00 UTC
Range Rover restorer using dry ice stripping
Kingsley Re-Engineered has moved to using dry ice to remove rust from vehicles it’s preparing for restoration.
The company says the new method that uses a carbon dioxide granulate can help it save up to 70% more of the original panels and chassis than traditional sand blasting. It will also offer the cryo dry ice blasting service to other specialists.
Damon Oorloff, founder of Kingsley Re-Engineered, said: ‘Rust is one of the biggest challenges we have to overcome being Range Rover Classic specialists, but also an issue we’re keen to solve. We’re introducing cryo cleaning to the stripping process as it’s not only a safer, more gentle way to rid cars of corrosion, it’s also less abrasive and that leads to having a better chance of saving original panels and chassis parts that would otherwise be condemned.
‘I’m a big believer in working with other specialists but also opening the doors of Kingsley to others. That’s why we’re not just offering this service for our customers and Range Rovers in particular, but any other specialists are welcome to see the process and request a quote from us to assist with their projects.’
The company has set up a dedicated website for this service to other companies.