It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

Do you have that special DIY project hidden away there in your garage, and don’t know where to start?  Why not start with the basics… bare, clean, fresh metal!

With over 25 years of specialized service in this area, even pioneering some of our own processes and chemistry, we can take a look at your project, give you professional advice on how to proceed and provide you with the results you can expect.

If you have concerns about hazardous substances… don’t worry, we’re concerned about our environment also.  That’s why the pH controlled proprietary chemical formulation we use to remove tough paints, lacquers, epoxies, rust and other materials from metals is free of any ozone-depleting chemicals or compounds.  Plus, all water we use in our process is treated and neutralized before it is released from our plant.


After stripping, we apply a non-toxic water-soluble rust inhibitor that can be rinsed off with warm, soapy water just prior to painting the fresh metal surface.

Save yourself some work and let us handle the tough stuff. Bring us some of your parts, and we’ll give you a reasonable estimate on the spot.  We don’t even mind if you bring in a batch of parts.  We will do our best to meet your needs and schedule.  So think about that DIY project you have kept hidden for years and bring it in to see us!

Stripping & Derusting Price List

Prices may be higher or lower depending on size, paint build up, rust, and metal make-up.

Batch orders may be discounted.

Note: All steel parts are coated with a water-soluble rust inhibitor that must be washed off with warm soapy water immediately prior to refinishing.

It is the customer’s responsibility to inform Kalamazoo Stripping & Derusting of all aluminum, zinc and magnesium parts prior to stripping. Prices may vary on these metals.

Item:Price Range:
Inner Fenders or Wheel Housings$25-$55
Hoods & Deck Lids$65-$85
Running Boards$35-$65
Gas Tanks$45-$75
Engine Blocks$100-$135
Cylinder Heads (Individual)$35-$100
Oil Pans$15-$35
Valve Covers$15-$35
Rear End Housings (Minus all Gears)$50-$75
Leaf Springs$45-$65
Motorcycle Frames$45-$125
Bike Frames$35-$55
Milk Cans$25-$35
Lawn Furniture Chairs$20-$50
End Tables$15-$30
Large Tables$45-$100
Floor Registers$10-$35