The Essentials of Metal Cleaning and Finishing

The Essentials of Metal Cleaning and Finishing

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The lifespan of metal products and equipment can be reduced by air pollutants, chemicals, and normal wear. Metal cleaning and finishing processes change the surface of metal to help protect it, as well as improving its appearance. If the aesthetics of the finished metal product is important, a polishing process might also be included in the project. The following are common metal finishing processes available:

• Abrasive Blasting

• Buff Polishing

• Electroplating

• Electroless Plating

• Electropolishing

• Powder Coating

Metal Cleaning and Finishing Equipment

Selecting the correct metal cleaning and finishing equipment is critical to a quality outcome. There are several equipment options, such as cutting, grinding, sealing, cleaning, buffing, and abrasion. Selecting the best one for the project depends on the many factors, such as shape, size, and weight of the equipment. The following are types of metal cleaning and finishing. 

• Abrasives

• Barrels

• Blast cleaning equipment 

• Casting cooling equipment 

• Casting sealers

• Decoring machines

• Grinders

• Shearing equipment 

• Ultrasonic cleaning materials

• Vibratory cleaning equipment and materials 


The Benefits of Metal Cleaning and Finishing

Metal cleaners are used to remove stains, oxidation, dirt, oils, grease, compounds, shavings, and other surface contaminates. This can be used to prepare the metal for finishing, providing the following benefits:

• Improves surface quality in aesthetics, functionality, and resistance to wear and corrosion.

• Increases safety by helping to reduce the risk of injury from sharp and jagged metal surfaces.

• Lowers environmental impact by improving the speed and sustainability of the manufacturing process.

The Enviro-Tech Coatings team are experts in metal cleaning and finishing and the use of the equipment to get the job done. Our services include glass beads, walnut shells, and ceramic media finished surfaces. We provide metal finishing for aluminum, steel, and stainless steel fabrications. We can meet the standards for food and beverage parts and equipment. Our complete services cover painting, specialty coatings, and metal finishing services to a wide range of industries. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. If you would like a bid on a project, please contact us at 989-495-0000 or visit

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