Sandblasting is one of the many techniques that is used to clean surfaces through roughening. Sandblasting process is employed when cleaning metallic surfaces or during class etching and it involves the use of sandblasting tools to blast air and or steam at high speed. For typical use, a sandblasting tool must have the major parts, a blaster nozzle and an air compressor that work to give the fluid a high pressure for abrasion.
The grit is another part of a sandblasting equipment that varies depending on the application. These are some of the grit types commonly used; Copper and Iron Slag, shells of walnuts, Glass Beads, Crushed Glass and Aluminium Oxide. The main uses of Aluminium Oxide is for surface completion, and final preparation. Glass grit is the most preferable when removing contaminants from aggressive surfaces. Plastic grits are used mainly to rub off paints and rough coatings without damaging the lower surfaces. Walnuts are the best for various aggressive scraping and cleaning without damaging the inner layers. When working on delicate surfaces and the other grits are not available, corn cobs can still work best for you. the grits work best in removing the unwanted portions while serving to a line and protect the main substrate. Though steel grit is softer than aluminum oxide; it works best on hard surfaces to smoothen them leaving a polished look.
Rusty surfaces, burred portions, surface aging and scales, machine wear and tear are some of the inevitable problems most companies go through. For such problems, sandblasting equipment is the solution to extend the machinery and equipment life. sandblasting technique is very useful in managing rust and removing any contaminant before applying paints and coatings. Every customer will buy a beautiful and good looking product especially those that are painted. You will have to knock out surfaces imperfections to give smooth appearance before applying paints. Rust will lower the performance of every machinery and can even damage it permanently if it is not removed. Another use of sandblasting when removing moulds on plastic components. To clean various bricks, concrete and stones will also call for the application of sandblasting equipment. The many applications has not left out the cleaning of boat hulls which utilizes the high propulsion of grits.
Wear and tear is another problem that damages the shape of most equipment. Sandblasting equipment can be applied to profile of the edges and the whole components. One of the areas this is applied is monument letter engraving of cemeteries. This sandblasting method achieve a three dimensional signing that satisfy the taste of most clients. There are many more functions of sandblasting on artwork. In buildings, like wood signage, sandblasting equipment raises the rings to give it a pleasing look. There are many uses of sandblasting equipment like commercial cleaning, industrial shaping and resurfacing applications and residential beauty.