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Soda Blasting

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Soda Blasting

Soda blasting is a method of light, non-abrasive cleaning that uses compressed air to blast aerosolised particles of sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) mixed with plain water onto a dirty or tarnished surface using a compressed air pump. The pressurised soda mix is sprayed through a hose and left to dry (as with power washing). It's[...]

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Plasma Cutting

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting is a high-tech cutting method that uses an ionised, focused jet of gas to slice through thin sheet metal. An internal, high-voltage electrode in the cutter rapidly heats a compound gas mixture to over 20,000 centigrade when switched on. Shielding gas is used as a propellant and barrier to focus and move the induced plasma from[...]

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Steel Staircase

Why Choose Spiral Staircases For Small Spaces

Do you need to safely connect two floors yet lack vast amounts of space on either? Have you completed an attic renovation or loft conversion and want to move beyond using a retractable ladder to get in and out? Are you looking for a tasteful, efficient, yet unobtrusive addition for your commercial space? If so, a spiral staircase from GLW[...]

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Handrailing Fabrication

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose A Stainless Steel Handrail

At GLW Engineering, we frequently recommend stainless steel for use in staircase guardrails, handrails, and cladding supports. Here are five of our strongest arguments for having your next staircase safety handrail made out of stainless steel.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

5 Different Staircase Types Compared

When it comes to stairs, there are many kinds to choose from. But which one is right for your building? Different staircases contain different construction materials, form factors, and select quirks that subtly alter the ideal use of each. Whether your staircase is going to be public, private, indoors, or outdoors can also make a huge[...]

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Powder Coating

How Does Wheel Powder Coating Work?

Powder coating wheel rims is in high demand right now because it immediately enhances any car, especially older models. Many new motorcycles also come with wheels that are already powder coated. The technique is well established and for good reason. Not only does it look great, but powder coated wheels are easy to clean, have a high resistance[...]

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Powder Coating

The Powder Coating Process Step By Step

You will probably have seen the eye-catching results of alloy wheel powder coating. A customer may have requested it or you may be considering trying it for your next auto repair or restoration project.

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Powder Coating

5 Tips To Restore Your Alloys' Good Looks

Alloys can last a long time without losing their attractive appearance, but it all depends on the degree of care of the driver. Dings and dents caused by mounting pavements or coming into contact with obstructions cause marked deterioration in their appearance. The time comes when a proud owner may consider either replacing the entire set or[...]

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Powder Coating

4 Problems That May Occur When Powder Coating Wheels

Wheel powder coating is one of the ‘tricks’ that can lift the appearance of an entire car to give it a far more attractive appearance. In the same way that dirty, scuffed or damaged wheels can cause the vehicle to appear unsightly, so the reverse applies. Powder coating is a cost-effective facelift. It also adds a layer of protection from[...]

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Powder Coating

Why Powder Coating Is A Great Cost Effective Way To Refurbish Your Old Motorbike

Restoring and rebuilding motorbikes is a labour of love that is best topped off with a powder coating finish for a glossy, hard wearing effect. Almost every part can be powder coated and the best starting point is when the bike has been broken down so that each part can be treated individually.

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