Why is sandblasting needed?

Why is sandblasting needed?

Sandblasting or abrasive blasting uses various materials to strip imperfections, paint, rust and other contaminants from a surface. The various materials that can be used for sand blasting are garnet, steel grit, aluminium oxide, glass beads, walnut shell, bi carbonate soda, zircon, plastic beads, copper slag and more. It is vital for surface coating preparation to clean any contaminates and create a surface that will hold a protective coating, coatings like powder coating, spray painting and etch priming as examples.

Each abrasive used for sandblasting has a different purpose. Some abrasives are used for soft materials and other abrasives are used to strip off the more stubborn surfaces. Depending on the type of surface needed for sandblasting, the abrasive will determine the type of finish. When a surface has been sandblasted you will notice your item is now ready for spray painting with a totally clean surface. Avoiding the pain staking hours of using a wire brush or orbital sander, sandblasting is still one of the quickest ways to strip off the rust and paint.

If you’re not sure about the surface you are sandblasting whether the abrasive media is suitable, you can contact the team at Ublast Pty Ltd. Another option is to start off with a softer abrasive like Walnut shells or glass beads, these abrasives are great for motorised components, thin alloy and can be an excellent choice for softer surfaces such as timber. Always consult someone who has experience in the sand blasting industry, they can guide you in the right directio0n from the start and avoid any problems

Check out this trailer we sandblasted some time ago for a Jims Mowing Franchise owner who’s trailer was in bad condition and needed to repaired and re painted.