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Applications – Automotive Restoration

Wet Abrasive Blasting for Automotive restoration

When it comes to stripping paint, rust, oil and grease from the steel body of a car, a variety of methods can be used including acid dipping, manual sanding, paint stripper, dry sandblasting and wet sandblasting.

The typical problems with surface preparation during automotive restoration are:

– Paint, rust and filler removal is a very slow and laborious process when done manually by hand
– Dry sandblasting causes panel ‘warping’ due to friction and heat
– When the car panel is dipped in acid, it can reach into tiny crevices but some of these are difficult to paint and can rust quickly
– Harsh chemicals used in paint strippers are bad for the health and the environment
– Expensive transport costs to take the vehicle off site to blast

Why Wet Abrasive Blasting is the ideal solution

Sandblasting is a very fast and efficient way to remove grease, paint and even the thickest sections of corrosion. Sandblasting can be done dry or wet with the use of water but wet abrasive blasting is found to provide the best surface finish to restore the car back to its glory.

– Water used in the wet blasting process ensures panels do not warp due to the heat and friction and provide a feathered finish
– The equipment is mobile and process can be performed on site anywhere avoiding towing costs
– Fine control and pressure tuning allows adjustment to suit different thickness of surfaces and coatings
– The process is 95% dustfree and safe for the environment
– Safe for the operator to use without the need for expensive personal protective equipment
– Wet blasting less abrasive media, compressed air and power than dry sandblasting
– Effective on hard to reach places that are un-achievable by manual sanding
– Rust inhibitor used in the process provides up to 72hrs protection from flash rusting
– No qualifications required to use it
– Wet blasting will remove body filler in much less time than most other methods
– A washdown after the blast using the RapidHold Rust Inhibitor removes all residue of contaminants and abrasive media

sandblasted car ready for paint

The uses for RapidBlast™ are only limited by your imagination.

Brick & Stone

Restore old bricks and stone to their natural beauty. Use it for just cleaning brick and stone or removing old paint, no chemicals used with RapidBlast™. 

General Paint

Fast paint removal from any surface, anywhere! No job too hard RapidBlast™. Leave your job with a nice clean metal finish ready for new paint.

Rust & Corrosion

Removal of heavy rust is easy leaving clean steel to work with. Add rust inhibitor to the blast water and stop flash rust for up to 72 hours before painting.

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1K/18 Beafield Road,
Para Hills West SA 5096

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