Abrasive blasting is the only way to clean some surfaces. This method can be used for many applications, including removing paint or soot from wood and metal and cleaning rust from equipment. To achieve the desired results its essential that you use the correct blast media.
Types of Abrasives
Hard abrasives are needed when a project requires removing material quickly or creating a surface texture of shallow indentations to help hard surfaces accept protective coatings more efficiently. Soft abrasives are more effective for removing dirt and grime with less effect on surfaces like wood, plastic, and delicate. machinery. High friability abrasives break up into smaller pieces easily and can be collected and recycled.
The shape of the abrasive has a significant effect on material and the outcome of the project. For example, angular abrasives produce a more detailed surface profile, while round abrasives create a satin or peened finish.
• Aluminum Oxide removes paint before repainting and for etching prior to recoating and plating.
• Coal Slag removes paint before repainting and for etching prior to recoating and plating.
• Corn Cob removes oil, light coatings, and surface oxidation from delicate surfaces.
• Glass Beads clean and peen to produce a smooth and bright finish.
• Garnet removes paint before repainting or recoating.
• Ground Glass removes paint before repainting or recoating.
• Silicon Carbide prepares hard surface.
• Soda cleans and removes paint.
• Stainless Steel Shot polishes and smooths surfaces.
• Steel Grit removes paint quickly.
• Walnut Shell cleans and strips without damage.
In 2000, Enviro Tech Coatings begin providing high quality metal finishing, painting, and coating services far exceeding industry standards. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. If you would like a bid on a project, please get in touch with us at 989-495-0000 or visit enviro-tech-coatings.com.
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