ACE Sandblasting Cabinet featured on Garage Rehab!

Our ACE Model 3 Sandblasting Cabinet was one of the featured pieces of equipment on Discovery Channel’s Garage Rehab last week.  This was the second episode where Richard Rawlings and his team used our equipment to turn a losing garage business into a winner!

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The Garage Rehab crew knows the importance of having high quality equipment to make money.  All of our ACE sandblasting, bead blasting and soda blasting equipment is made in the USA to our exacting standards.  High quality, American made equipment at an affordable price is what we are known for around the world.

If you are looking to make your business more profitable, give us a call at 1-888-772-3263 to discuss your needs.  We can help you choose the right piece of equipment to make your business a winner!  You won’t be sorry.

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(Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel and Garage Rehab)

ACE Sandblasting Cabinets featured on Discovery Channel’s Garage Rehab!

Did you see the ACE Sandblasting Cabinet featured on Discovery Channel’s Garage Rehab with Richard Rawlings? It was installed at Westside Hotrods in Los Angeles. Richard’s crew was so impressed with the unit that they said, “every shop needs one of these!”

Our USA made cabinets feature all welded construction using 11 and 14 gauge steel with cross braced legs and a durable powdercoat finish for a rugged, long lasting piece of equipment that stands up to the toughest environment.  We have a model that will fit the needs of any shop, garage or factory. Check them out on our website at

Come see us at the Charlotte Motor Speedway June 2 & 3!

ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment will be at the Charlotte Motor Speedway June 2 & 3 giving soda blasting demonstrations using one of our ACE soda blasting cabinets with Armex soda blast media.  The event is the Parts Cleaning 600, sponsored by Safety-Kleen.  Admission is free, but you have to register first.  If you would like to attend, just call us at 616-392-9090 or email us at and we’ll send you the registration form by email.

If you’re curious about soda blasting, just come to the Speedway and try out the ACE soda blasting cabinet for yourself!  You’ll be amazed at how it cleans engine and transmission parts like aluminum cylinder heads and turbocharger housings, for example.

We’ll see you there!

Armex Charlotte Motor Speedway

Think outside of the box with soda blasting

Our good buddy “The Soda Blasting Guy” has just published a great article about soda blasting applications that most people don’t usually think about.  It is well worth reading and may get your ideas flowing about how soda blasting could be used for your project or business.

Here’s the link:

Soda Blasting Childhood Memories!

Check it out!

2015 Street Rod Nationals – Booth 238


You are invited to visit our Booth #238 at the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY from August 6 to August 9, 2015.  We will have a nice selection of our blasting equipment on display and available for purchase: sandblasters, media blasters, soda blasters, replacement parts and blasting media.

You can see our complete line of products on our website at:

Stop by to say hello and discuss your auto restoration needs with our knowledgeable staff.

Wee look forward to seeing you! Don’t miss it!

Who We Are

ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in high quality, affordable, American made media blasting equipment. We have been making all types of media blasting equipment since 1976….sandblasting equipment, abrasive blasting equipment, soda blasting equipment, bead blasting equipment.

We originally started out primarily focused on automotive related users. And while still a large part of our business, we have continuously branched out to service many different types of customers, from mold and fire damage restoration companies to woodworkers, swimming pool cleaners, boat yards, construction companies, school districts, governmental agencies, equipment rebuilders, and many, many other customer groups; each one having its own set of unique challenges and requirements.

As a result, ACE has developed a highly knowledgeable and capable customer sales and support team, well experienced and helpful to customers on a very wide range of uses and applications. Using our problem solving capabilities, we have assisted customers on hundreds of different kinds of projects and jobs. Our straight forward approach to helping customers select the proper kind of equipment and media, has earned us a reputation as honest and sincere people to deal with. There are no used car salesmen or telemarketer types in our organization. We don’t oversell our products, tell lies about of our competition, or use high pressure sales tactics.

All of our equipment is made to function in an efficient and cost effective manner. We don’t use “bells and whistles” to increase the price of our equipment. Efficiency, cost effective purchase price, and low operating costs are our goals.

Our abrasive media blast cabinets are made out of 11 and 14 gauge steel with all welded construction. Our in-house powdercoating line produces a rugged, durable finish, which protects all of our equipment for many years. We use ASME certified pressure vessels on all of our direct pressure blasting equipment. Adjustable pressure regulators, foot pedal operation, hi-visibility florescent lighting, large viewing windows, and generous armholes make for an operator friendly and comfortable work experience, when using our ACE blast cabinets.

Our soda blasting equipment is used worldwide, and is recognized and well known as a reasonable cost alternative to other higher priced equipment, without sacrificing performance. Our ACE Model 2-PS Heavy Duty Portable Soda Blaster, for example, is the choice of many professional and do-it-yourself types around the world from Australia to Zimbabwe.

How can we sell such high quality equipment at affordable prices? It’s simple. We sell factory direct, without middleman markups. Our parent company sells the exact same equipment through many of the very large industrial supply companies with their standard markups and large overhead budgets for things like paid internet ads, large print catalogs, and brick and mortar retail stores. When you buy directly from ACE, you skip all of that.

Visit our website at or give us a call at 888-772-3263 to find out how we can help you solve your media blasting, abrasive blasting, or soda blasting needs. You’ll be glad that you did.

Business booming again at classic-car repair, restoration shops

In Detroit, where most people earn their living from car making, there’s also many who take their earnings and put it into their classic car’s restorations. But in the years when employment in that area dried up, so did the babying of vintage cars.

It’s been picking up, though, in the past few years, as well as the increased value of classic cars, and the amount of people participating in the area’s biggest car show.

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ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in soda blasting and sandblasting equipment and accessories. ACE makes custom built sandblasting cabinets and custom built sodablasting cabinets in addition to our portable soda blast product and regular product offerings.

How to Choose Springs for Your Next Hot Rod Project

This article makes it very clear on the reasons why the suspension system is very important in a car and how a vehicle’s weight, height and function makes a difference in which type of springs are needed.

It goes over, in detail, the pros and cons of each kind of spring, and gives specific attention to Hot Rods and custom cars built from 1949 onward.

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ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in soda blasting and sand blasting equipment and accessories. ACE makes custom built sandblasting cabinets and custom built sodablasting cabinets in addition to our portable soda blast product and regular product offerings.

All About Chrome Plating

This article sheds a lot of light on chrome and informs the reader that chrome is very susceptible to damage and corrosion, if it’s not done right. It can also be very expensive.

Chromium plating is labor intensive and requires layers under the chrome or the steel underneath will corrode. The article is very detailed on what to look for in choosing a chrome plater and talks about the debate regarding triple plating.

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ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in soda blasting and sandblasting equipment and accessories. ACE makes custom built sandblasting cabinets and custom built sodablasting cabinets in addition to our portable soda blast product and regular product offerings.

Hidden Modifications

Most owners of classic cars would probably want to keep their car looking as original as possible, while at the same time making modifications to it that make it run better or faster, in a way that is not visibly obvious.

This article describes ways in which a ’69 Ford Mustang, for example, can be upgraded while still keeping its original look. There’s lots of hidden modifications that can be made to the engine, steering and suspension, among other things, that allow the same appearance to remain, while changing the car’s performance for the better.

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ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in soda blasting and sandblasting equipment and accessories. ACE makes custom built sandblasting cabinets and custom built sodablasting cabinets in addition to our portable soda blast product and regular product offerings.