Everyone who has something painted must usually have the paint removed from that item at some time during its life cycle. The following article covers one of the newest innovations devised for removing paint without contamination, hazards to personnel, the generation of waste or the consumption of toxic chemicals. Defined as PLASTIC BEAD BLASTING, the method provides an easy way of removing all types of paint in an average of one-tenth of the time previously taken to do the job with costly chemicals. A wide variety of equipment manufacturers are available with “off-the-shelf” equipment designed to do the job, and the plastic blasting media is available from the U.S. Plastics and Chemical Company. This new paint removal process is being hailed as the next “State-Of-The-Art” method for removal of paint from most aircraft and ground support equipment.