WET ABRASIVE BLASTING 

 

 

Wet abrasive blasting is a high-powered stream of pressurized water and abrasive media substance pulled/mixed together and propelled toward the surface at high speeds.

ADVANTAGES OF WET ABRASIVE BLASTING

Wet Abrasive Blasting Produces Less Dust

When blasting, dust is produced by the shattering of the dry abrasive particle and the substrate (in the cases of friable surfaces like concrete) into small, airborne particles. When a wet particle shatters, the subsequent particle is enveloped in a water droplet. The additional mass weighs down the particle, causing it to fall to the ground. 

Less dust is not only safer, but it provides economic benefits as well: it requires much less containment than dry blasting, which translates into big labor savings

Wet Abrasive Blasting is Safer

By suppressing dust, wet abrasive blasting greatly reduces the danger of respiratory illness. Whereas dry blasting requires full blasting helmets, wet abrasive blasting requires only a respirator, eye and ear protection, which translates into greater visibility and reducing the likelihood of accidents. Wet abrasive blasting is simply the responsible choice for blasting and makes the workplace safer.

Wet Abrasive Blasting Cleans the Surface

Having a clean surface is essential for a good bond. Before dry blasting, surfaces must be cleaned according to standards. Otherwise, blasting will simply smear oil, grease and other contaminants around the surface.

Wet abrasive blasting saves you a step by washing away those deeply embedded contaminants.

Wet abrasive blasting prevents heat warping

When blasting thin metal surfaces, friction from dry blasting can heat up the metal, causing it to warp.

Wet abrasive blasting keeps surfaces cool.

We use RUST INHIBITORS when necessary, to remove surface contaminants and to prevent flash-over.

APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS

  • Paint, Rust, and Scale Removal

  • Surface Cleaning

  • Recoat Preparation

  • Pipe and Tube Cleaning

  • Casting Removal

  • Deburring and Deflashing

  • Line Stripe Removal

  • Roadway Marking Removal

  • Bridge Maintenance

  • Sealant Removal

  • Boat Maintenance

  • Degreasing

  • Tank Cleaning

  • Anti-skid removal

  • Coating Removal

  • Decal Removal

  • Building Resurfacing

  • Rubber Removal

  • Concrete Etching

  • Swimming Pools

  • Street Signs

  • Over-spray

  • Iron Work

  • Churches

  • Curbs

  • Sidewalks

  • Graffiti

  • and more!

Disclaimer:

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