Sandblasting or abrasive blasting is a process where a surface is made smooth or rough with an abrasive material. Pressure is applied for the blasting process to occur. The process was initially known as sandblasting because sand was the only media used. However, the process has revolutionized and there are different materials used besides sand.
Here are some of the materials used in commercial sandblasting:
Glass beads have a very fine grit, they are often used in cabinets. They are able to polish the blasted surface ending with a smooth bright satin finish.
Soda blasting uses baking soda or any bicarbonate of soda. This abrasive is usually used on delicate surface materials. It is also used to remove rusts from metals without damaging the metal itself.
Silica, quartz or sand as commonly known was the first media for removing impurities. But this blasting method is no longer in use because there are several better blasting materials right now plus silica can cause respiratory illnesses.
In order to remove paint or rust from steel metals, steel grit is a preferred choice because it not only leaves a smooth finish but its fast-cutting ability is excellent.
This is the only blasting solution that does not require an abrasive to be projected on the blasting surface instead steel wire bristles are rotated against the surface of the blasted material. It yields perfection when used on corroded surfaces.
Many industries use coal slag to remove heavy amounts of paint and to prepare product surfaces. This sandblasting material is readily available and most affordable.
There are more sandblasting materials and each is unique to its abilities. And many people agree that is the most effective way of cleaning and preparing surfaces for coating.
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