Abrasive blasting is a surface preparation technique where compressed air accelerates a blasting media through a hose, forcing the media to impact the substrate and removing the unwanted residue, paint, or coating. There is a vast range of abrasive media available for blasting, with the type, size, and hardness of the media all affecting the finished piece.
If the surface is going to be recoated or repainted, the adhesion and lifetime of the coating relies on the surface cleanliness and anchor pattern. The anchor pattern (surface profile) is the profile depth of the surface and depends on the blasting pressure and the hardness, composition, hardiness, shape, and mesh size of the abrasive media.
For every project, we evaluate the scope, objective, specifics, and timeline and provide a customized service package. Every blasting operation is unique, and the correct choice of abrasive media and technique must be made to achieve optimum efficiency without causing damage to substrates, surfaces, or environment. Our solutions will allow you to achieve your project goal without complication.
Abrasive blasting is best suited for outdoor projects or large, unoccupied indoor spaces. But, for smaller pieces, thin or delicate parts, or complex part builds, chemical strippers are the perfect solution. Chemical strippers effectively and economically strip any metal of paint, epoxy, sealers, and other coatings without impacting the substrate. The rapid stripping process means a quick turnaround of cleaned parts.