Abrasive blasting is the process of forcibly propelling a high-pressure stream of abrasive material against a surface in order to:
- smooth a rough surface
- roughen a smooth surface
- remove surface contaminants such as:
After we finish blasting or preparing the surface we either leave it in its raw state for the customer to complete to the desired finish or we continue by sealing the newly exposed item with:
- undercoat or primer in wet paint or powder coat, then
- top coat painting either by wet paint or powder coating*.
*We generally recommend powder coating as the paint is usually a harder finish and less labour intensive so more cost effective.
What can be blasted
Abrasive blasting can be used on a variety of items including:
- vintage cars
- car parts (rims are very popular)
- plant machinery
- motorcycles and motorcycle parts
- aluminium and fiberglass boats
- any antique items including:
- toy prams
- metal outdoor settings
- glass and mirrors – producing a frosted finish or creating a pattern on the glass
- Insurance work:
- restoration work.
We pride ourselves in work we have carried out for conservators in the art world restoring art sculptures back to their original beauty.
Abrasive blasting concrete is another technique we perform, exposing the aggregate, creating a non-slip finish or giving it a desired look:
Blasting media used
We offer several types of blasting media including:
- Black Beauty
- Crushed Garnet
- Glass Bead
- Bicarb Soda.
We also offer a service using a high powered water cleaner which is effective in removing graffiti and grime off walls and concrete floors.