What is Blast Cleaning?

Blast cleaning is a process used to clean surfaces or prepare surfaces for further processing
using particles of abrasive that are propelled at high speed by compressed air.

The abrasive is directed through a nozzle aimed at the surface to be cleaned.

Blast cleaning can be used to prepare for 

  • Painting
  • Galvanizing
  • Electroplating
  • Powder Coating
  • Ceramic Coating
  • Rubber Bonding

Items that can be blast cleaned include 

  • Industrial machinery
  • Car & truck parts, e.g.: chassis, suspension components etc
  • Motor cycle frames
  • Fences and gates
  • Cast Iron lacework
  • Antique iron work
  • Car bodies and panels including plastic bumper bars
With our comprehensive systems we can blast just about anything that needs cleaning or refinishing....

Abrasive blasting will not cause any harm to the work piece as long as the correct process is
used to clean the article. For example, plastic media blasting should be used on auto panels
and glass bead blasting used for stainless steel. The surface of the item will not be harmed if
the correct abrasive particle size is used.

Blast cleaning is not just about cleaning rusty components, it is often used to prepare new
components for painting, powder coating, rubber bonding, electroplating etc. The finished
article after blasting provides a better surface for coatings to bond to and can greatly increase the life of the coating.

Even many plastic parts can be blast cleaned e.g. Plastic bumper bars, auto trim panels,
motorcycle fairings etc.