Shot blasting is a process used to clean surfaces back to the base material. This process usually involves a high pressure airline and nozzle to deliver ‘shot’ at the object, carried out under controlled conditions It removes all contamination such as rust, corrosion and paint to leave a good clean surface for applying powder or wet paint. The abrasive used depends on the required finish for the product.
We currently use a glass abrasive with the granule size varying from 0.5 mm to 2 mm. We find this size works well when blasting alloy wheels, bike frames and various other parts as it is not too harsh on the metalwork, which results in an excellent smooth finish once powder coated.
We also have a blasting cabinet offering a bead blasting service using glass bead that produces a polished finish; ideal for many surfaces including stainless steel.