Some would choose to call it abrasive blasting. This is the process of cleaning surfaces or restoring surfaces into what they originally looked like by the use of powered equipment and compressed air under high pressure. This process is done by spraying abrasive particles over the surface of the material that needs blasting.
What goes on during a commercial sandblasting?
Sandblasting is a versatile technique because it can be used for multiple tasks. There are also a variety of materials that can be used in the sandblasting process other than sand such as copper slag, steel grit, soda, etc. In commercial setups sandblasting is used in the following ways:
- Removing paint from surfaces – commercial objects are large and manual removal of paints is almost impossible. The best solution is sandblasting.
- Cleaning concrete surfaces – the ultimate solution when it comes to cleaning concrete surfaces and other building materials is through sandblasting.
- Removing rusts – mechanists and auto-mechanists employ sandblasting techniques to get rid of paints from old cars and other metal surfaces before they paint it.
- Shaping and creating patterns – this art is mostly used by craftsmen in making art pieces.
Types of sandblasters
There are 3 sandblasting abrasives to choose from for your commercial sandblasting needs. They include
- Gravity-fed blaster
This blaster uses a gravity-fed gun. Sand or any other abrasive material is fed up on top of the gun and when the trigger is pulled, the abrasive is forced out and it does the job.
- Siphon blaster
This method utilizes the suction method. A gun is connected via two hoses on both ends of the air compressor and the abrasive reservoir. This makes it possible for the abrasive to be suctioned throughout the barrel continuously. This blaster is best for any large surface that needs blasting.
- Pressure blaster
This is an alternative to gravity-fed blasters. The good thing is it already has a canister that contains sand that is under pressure. The only thing that needs doing is connecting a gun to the canister and when triggered sand comes out with air. The downside is you cannot refill the canister once the sand has been exhausted.
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