Shot blasting is an abrasive ‘blast’ surface treatment that uses round metal shots that are propelled under high velocity, commonly to polish a metal substrate, to strengthen it, or to repair damaged metalwork by closing cracks or tiny tears. The force required to propel the particles is achieved using a centrifuge or wheel, spun at high[...]
For those with little background knowledge, the term ‘sandblasting’ would seem deceptively simple to understand. In fact, it is not uncommon to find sandblasting used as an inclusive term covering a whole range of procedures used to clean, shape or otherwise prepare surfaces, which involve the use of several different abrasive particles[...]
When you need to remove paint, rust, or other substances from industrial equipment, abrasive blast cleaning can be exceptionally effective. However, if you work for a company that's keen to minimise its impact on the environment, you may be worried that the process lacks green credentials. So, can abrasive blast cleaning be environmentally[...]
Refurbishing alloy wheels can give a vehicle a completely new lease of life. One of the questions each workshop owner faces is whether to use powder coating or spray painting. Each method comes with advantages and disadvantage for both the shop and the client. Let’s take a closer look at the two approaches.
We were happy to help the YouTube channel Restore It in their restoration series of a BMW E30 325i. It was a great opportunity to really get to look at the chassis of the E30. We had the chassis put on a rotisserie and shot-blasted with medium grit glass media.
We recently had the pleasure of helping the YouTube channel Restore It blast and prime a BMW E30 chassis and all of its bits.
January and February have been a busy month for our teams. We’ve been working up a sweat taking on tough projects from many clients and bringing them to life. Let’s take a look at what we’ve achieved this month and the skills we’ve successfully honed.
Shot blasting is a fast and cost effective process for smoothening rough metal surfaces. It is commonly employed to restore old equipment and steelwork, removing dirt, grease, rust and old paint in preparation for repainting. Our shot blasting gallery shows several examples of how we have applied this in practice.