Blasting



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Abrasive grit blasting, or "blasting", is our preferred process for cleaning product surfaces whenever we need to go beyond our typical multi-step washing.

Blasting is one of the most efficient ways to strip off foreign materials. It's similar to using sandpaper or a wire brush, but with better results on corners, nooks, and crannies.

Common abrasive materials include:

  • Silica Sand
  • Aluminum Oxide
  • Steel Shot
  • Glass Beads
  • Corn Cobs
  • Walnut Shells

The choice of abrasive is largely determined by the surface of the product being cleaned (aluminum, being softer, will damage easier than heavy steel so we would typically use a softer aluminum oxide instead of silica sand).

Why blasting is needed:

Black steel comes from the steel mill covered in oil so it won't rust in the warehouse. All of that oil needs to be blasted off so that the powder can stick to clean product.

durable powder coating black steel

You don't want the powder to stick to the oil. If it does then the powder goes when the oil dries off.

 

Rust needs to be blasted off so that the powder can stick to clean product.

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You don't want the powder to stick to the rust. If it does then the powder goes when the rust flakes off.

 

Painted products need to be blasted before recoating so that powder can stick to clean product

durable powder coating randy blasting

You don't want the powder to stick to the old paint. If it does then the powder goes when the old paint flakes off.

 


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