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Paint Stripping & Car Restoration Specialists

Ribble Technology (Preston) Ltd have specialised in providing chemical and thermal processes to remove paint and coatings from steel, aluminium and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals across the UK and Europe for more than 40 years, trading in family hands for the duration. We are specialists in the automotive industry, including car and automotive paint stripping as part of our car restoration services. 

We remain at the forefront of chemical paint stripping technology, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of chemical products to a variety of industrial and automotive companies and have become the largest facility of our kind in the north of the UK, serving a wide range of businesses with our ever growing product range for more than 40 years.


Our experience within  the metal surface engineering sector has put us at the forefront of designing tailor made chemicals to suit a wide range of applications, with our products not only sold to clients, but used in house in our own paint stripping business. This includes car stripping as a part of our car restoration services. We know how important it is to have effective, high quality products at a competitive price.

Customer Testimonials

As a company specialising in classic car restorations and custom body panel fabrication, we have been actively looking for the best complete bodyshell treatment solution, and tried various methods of paint and corrosion removal with variable degree of success. Once we tried Ribble Technology, we immediately realised the benefits that Thermal Parolysis, Chemical De-rust and Electrostatic Korroprime offer, and incorporated these processes in our bodywork restoration workflow.  Shaun and his team were absolutely brilliant and walked us through the process to ensure the best results for our restoration projects and the best value for our customers. 



Fabrication Manager

Clydesdale Classic Cars

JV Restorations have been using Ribble Technology for several years now, for the stripping of all our shells, panels and components.

After trying other companies we eventually discovered Ribble Technology, and from having the first shell done via their full process it was clear that the thoroughness and attention to detail throughout was exactly what we and our customers were looking for. We find the whole operation is extremely well managed and they are genuinely helpful and a pleasure to deal with. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them highly.


John & Lisa Vagianos

JV Restorations

‘Real refreshing experience – everything from a warm welcome to hands on off-loading assistance – Ribble Technology’s ability to handle & process mixed media & composite (aluminium & steel)  panels & body shells is critical to my restoration business with the vast majority of my workshops throughput being projects of this nature – excellent attention to detail, fast turnaround time and the identical warm welcome and hands-on loading assistance experienced upon collecting the car too – Genuinely nice to come across another business that operates to the same very high level ethos & standards that I employ in my own business’ 

Chris Spencer 

Flat Cap Classic Cars 

“Ribble Technology are a friendly company, with a professional service. They aim to accommodate your requests – no job too small – and do so with courtesy, and in a timely manner. We have had several vehicle shells through their process and feel there is no better way to commence a Bare Metal Restoration. We would recommend Ribble Technology to anyone whom asks. Thank you for all your help and advice thus far.!”

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