Sandblasting, also known as abrasive blasting, is a technique used to clean, shape, or etch surfaces through the forceful projection of abrasive materials. The process involves propelling fine particles or grits, such as sand, glass beads, or aluminum oxide, at high speeds onto a target surface using compressed air or a specialized blasting machine. Sandblasting is primarily used in industries such as construction, automotive, manufacturing, and restoration, where the removal of unwanted coatings, rust, or contaminants is necessary.
In sandblasting, the abrasive particles are propelled through a nozzle at high velocity, striking the surface and causing abrasion. The force of the particles effectively removes debris, paint, corrosion, or any other undesired material, leaving behind a clean and prepared surface. The process is highly versatile and can be used on various materials, including metals, wood, concrete, and glass. Sandblasting not only cleans surfaces but can also create texture or patterns by selectively blasting certain areas. However, it is essential to take precautions while performing sandblasting, such as wearing protective clothing and using proper ventilation, as the process generates a significant amount of dust and can pose health risks if not done safely.
NOTE: Sandblasting to bare metal is done before powdercoating.
- We can sandblast items that are 13" x 6' or less
- Items need to be disassembled and cleaned (if not, additional charges will be added)
- The sandblasting process will take your item to bare metal and is essential before powder coating
- We cannot sandblast chrome, but we can "etch" it
- Turnaround time is approx. 1 week
- Cost is $75/hour with a 1 hour minimum
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