RestoPrep Australia
Automotive Restoration Preparation Specialists
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Blasting - Coating - Restoration supplies
About Us
Who is RestoPrep?
RestoPrep Australia is owned and run by Cameron Manewell. (Each workshop is independantly owned and run).
Having many years experience in the automotive industry starting from his business Aussiexport, Specialising in Vehicle Importing and Exporting. Primarily specialising in the restoration of XA-XC Falcon Coupes, inc Mad Max Interceptors.

The business was based at Heatherbrae NSW and dealt with customers worldwide. They also Imported XW & XY Fairmont GTs, Monaros and Capri Peranas from South Africa. They bought and sold numerous vehicles and restored many of them (see just a couple of examples below).

As part of exporting vehicles Cam always needed to be honest and upfront with his clients so they knew exactly what they were buying. This trait follows through strongly with the blasting and all other areas of business.

As you will see from our site, we pride ourselves on providing as much infomation as possible and also by finishing your car in the special clear coating, you can see exactly what you've got, no hidden suprises.

In 2009/10 Cam was called upon to work on the Movie: Mad Max 4 Fury Road (released 2015) to build various vehicles. During this time, RestoPrep was also contracted to blast almost 20 vehicles for the film to prep them before their on-screen panel and paint work. For more pics of these cars head over to our facebook page, like it, then have a look through the photo albumns.
 
How did RestoPrep come to be?
In 2007 after Cam got sick of not being able to find a decent automotive blaster in the area. Being well involved with the automotive scene in NSW and doing regular trade stands, Cam regularly spoke to people about their restorations. The topic of blasting came up frequently and the common consensis was that there was no-one in the Hunter region that could consistently provide a quality result or any decent level of customer service.

After several months of research Cam decided to take matters into his own hands and open a blasting business with a difference, one directed solely at the Automotive market.

There was already dozens of Industrial blasters in the Hunter Region, but no Automotive only blast specialists. So from that point RestoPrep was opened and has never looked back. Now with a number of workshops around the country and more coming soon, we firmly believe we offer the best quality finish and service for automotive blasting across the country.

Cam spent countless hours researching and testing different blast medias and blasting techniques until he settled on the methods that gave the best results with the lowest possible profile, with no panel distortion and the least amount of prep left before painting.

In 2012 after a steadily increasing number of customers from around the country kept asking who could blast their car nearby, Cam decided to launch the RestoPrep brand across the country.

All staff at each RestoPrep workshop are trained in house using the same techniques, industrial blast experience is one of the few things that generally rule out potential employees. All staff must have a keen interest in cars and restoration.

Cam's opinion on blast medias and techniques can be read in our services section.

RestoPreps reputation has bought in many unqiue and valuable vehicles, along with many equiries from across the country, both from potential customers to other blasters wanting to know our secrets. This prompted the start of the RestoPrep brand.

Each RestoPrep workshop is designed entirely for Automotive blasting, we have rotisseries (we hand fabricate brackets to suit virtually any vehicle, check out the gallery for pics), vehicle body carts, various lifting equipment to handle body shells, panel stands, and our blast chambers are designed to accomodate full vehicle bodyshells. It is not an old spray booth, but custom built enclosures that are tall enough inside to accomodate our overhead lifting frame, along with vehicles at full height on rotisseries. We don't just blast in an open workshop or out in a yard. Our blast chambers are fully lite for the best possible visability, humidty control and work cover compliant.

Please feel free to drop into one of our workshops and have a look at the many vehicles and panels we have in the workshop every week and inspect the quality for yourself. No other blaster offers the level of quality and service in automotive blasting that we deliver. We have never had a single complaint and all our work is gauranteed, if on the off chance we've missed something, bring it back and we will reblast it free of charge.

RestoPrep has worked for many of the countries top restoration and custom shops including The Chop Shop (Gosford), Kingpins Kustom Paint (Redhead), Tony's Bodyworks (Heatherbrae), Pro Street Restorations (Cessnock), Gas 78 Industries (Perth), Cronic Customs (Perth), LeBreese Custom Division (QLD), Woods and Woods (Central Coast), Coalfields Classic Vehicle Restorations (Cessnock), Downtown Customs (Taree) along with a heap of other great restoration shops across the country. RestoPrep doesn't cut corners, and our reputation is paramount.
 
Cam welcomes any questions about blasting, no mater where in the country / world you are, he regularly helps people with advice on what to ask there local blaster before getting there car done. Your welcome to call into any of our workshops and have a look at some of their current jobs to check the quality before booking in your pride and joy. Each workshop generally has betwen 2-5 cars in at any time, so there is always something to see.

We hope you enjoy our website and have learnt something new about a very important part of vehicle restoration.

NEW workshop enquires are always welcome. admin@restoprep.com.au