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Applications & Services

Best Ways to Restoration

As a full restoration company, we have many services available to suit your unique needs. Our coating applications meet the high demands of corrosive environments and climate extremes, as well as being EPA/LEEDs compliant. We’ll work with you to find the best way to restore your project and make sure it’s handled with care from start to finish.  

Fact: Unlike liquid paints and epoxies, powder coatings are more durable and chemically resistant yet contain no solvents; therefore do not emit pollution known as VOCs (volatile organic compounds).  


 List of Services

  • Sandblasting
  • Metal Coating & Restoration
  • Rust & Corrosion Prevention
  • One & Two-Coat Systems
  • Ceramic Coating
  • Thermal Forming
  • Etched Glass/Wood/Stone

Sandblasting vs. Abrasive blasting

The difference between sandblasting and abrasive blasting is the media we use to surface blast. Although sandblasting is generally the broad term the specific type of blasting we do is abrasive blasting. This service is mostly offered to our powder coating clients as part of the 5-stage restoration process. The price is generally included in our rim/wheel refurbishing service. Otherwise, we charge by minute/hour depending on the size of the project.

We are not a mobile service. If you have a blasting only job please inquire directly at 808-667-9690 

5-Stage Restoration

All restoration projects will go through this process as part of our 5 step process.

  1. Stripping
  2. Blasting
  3. Metal Prep
  4. Powder Coating
  5. Inspection and Packaging


Meeting AAMA Compliance

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Two Coat Systems

Just like liquid paints, the industry offers primers and dry coatings to help custom coaters meet standards and inhibit metal decay longer. These two-coat systems can be applied to metals like steel and aluminum, typically used in building and construction.  To be completely AAMA compliant colors must have 2603(indoor), 2604 or 2605 rating. For more information on colors visit, the Links | Resource page.

Metal Prep Solutions & Rinses

Depending on which type of metal were working on there are many types of metal wash solutions available to help prepare surfaces for powder coating and remove salt and excess material after stripping, sanding or sandblasting.

Out-gas Primers & Surface Builders

Primers are base coats added before the color coat and make for the perfect protection system for Hawaii’s harsh climate and extra long-lasting durability.  Out-gas primers are also handy when restoring old metal, tight welds or oil penetrated surfaces.  They can be used on composite metals as well to help build up the surfaces of extremely pocked or uneven surface metal. 

Ceramic Coating Services

Ceramic coating is a spray coating for heat resistance and durability for engines, motorcycles or customs. Ceramic coating is done through a dry process using CeraKote Coatings.  These coatings are primarily for pipes, headers, and exhausts. We do not do firearms at this time. 

Thermal Forming & Etch Blasting

Available upon request, thermal forming is a process by which flat sheets of acrylic can be manipulated to form an ideal shape to fit lighting and custom build projects. Our sandblasting facility can etch your next glass, stone, or wood project including tables, signage, and monuments. Graphics and set up fees may apply.


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