Commercial sandblasting is one of the oldest methods of treating metal in the metalwork industry. Metal sandblasting is very versatile. The process is used to restore metal surfaces into their original state while increasing the longevity of the metal surface.
Why metal sandblast?
There are many reasons why you should choose metal sandblasting for your next metal surface restoration project. Here is why:
- It is efficient; metal sandblasting is able to remove old coatings, dirt, burrs, and rusts that may have stuck on the metal surface without compromising the state of the underneath metal.
- It saves time; manual cleaning can be a difficult task but sandblasting cleaning is faster and it requires less effort.
- There’s a variety of abrasive materials to be used; from walnut shells, dry ice, or steel grit, one is able to choose the best option to sandblast metal surfaces.
- It is able to remove harmful contaminants from metal surfaces such as mold build-up which can prove difficult when you use manual cleaning.
Best abrasives to use in restoring metal surfaces
When sandblasting metal surfaces, it is important to choose the right material that won’t distort the metal surfaces. The type of media all depend on the kind of metal surface at hand.
For example, when removing rust from a metal surface, it is safe to start with soft abrasives such as walnut shells, plastic abrasives, and aluminum oxide. But if the rust is heavier it is best to go for glass beads, they help remove tough rusts, burrs leaving the metal surface smooth with a bright satin finish.
But whatever media you choose, make sure it is not wet. Moisture is notorious for interfering with the blaster’s operation.
If you need metal surface restoration services, Leroy Vasquez sandblasting provides high-quality commercial sandblasting services to business owners of Orange County, Riverside, Fontana, Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills, and San Bernardino. Call us today.