Blasting materials come in many different varieties. The best way to put it in perspective is to think of it as sandpaper. If you are looking for a smooth finish you go with a lighter grit, and if you require a rougher surface a heavier grit. We stock different medias to accommodate different types of materials. If we are preparing a part for polishing we use a Glass Bead media which leaves a super smooth finish, and if it is a part being prepared for Powdercoat we use a Hybrid Aluminum Oxide media which leaves a more profiled finish for superior coating adhesion. Have parts with heavy rust scale? We have a media for that too. Our Media Blasting setup was designed to allow us to swap out medias quickly to cover a wide range of parts.
All parts that have painted surfaces are stripped in one of our immersion tanks prior to Media Blasting. Our stripping solvent is a low acid bio-degradable mixture that is safe on all metals including Magnesium.
We use two main methods for Media Blasting parts, both of which are performed inside our industrial blasting cabinet. Siphon feed to profile bare metal parts as prep for polishing, powdercoat or Cerakote™ finishes. Pressure blasting we use for the more stubborn parts that have heavy rust scale, or corrosion. Regardless of the method used, we return your part to a clean bare metal finish.