Sandblasting Services in Syracuse
An important step when preparing for powder coating is to clean metal surfaces. This is best done with sandblasting. By cleaning the metal surface you ensure the powder coat lasts a long time and isn’t contaminated by what could be on the metal surface.
While sandblasting gets its name from the type of material that is propelled, it doesn’t always use sand. Other very fine bits of materials are also used such as powders abrasives like coal slag, silica sand. Walnut shells and steel grit.
properly sandblast a metal surface, a pressurized sandblasting gun is loaded with this fine blasting material. The gun uses high-powered pressure to propel the material forward. This sandblasting technique works very effectively at removing contaminates or dirt on the surface and in crevices.
Benefits of Sandblasting
The benefits range from providing faster cleaning and removal of tough contaminants which in return gives a better surface for painting or powder coating. It is also much more effective in cleaning angles and curves as well as hard-to-reach areas that otherwise would be very difficult to clean. It is also excellent for the removal of tougher materials like rust and paint. While this method is effective in cleaning it should be noted that doesn’t do any structural damage to the metal part(s).
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