So what is blast cleaning then?
With an abrasive like baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, bicarb) this will not alter or damage the item being cleaned or stripped and even, in the case of metals leave behind a surface that is protected from “flash rusting” for a while. Our other main medium of choice, Archifine, does not give this protection but will leave metals “keyed” ready for priming, and remove rust as well.
Blast cleaning can be done wet or dry, we are equipped for both, according to conditions and requirements.
Wet blasting has the advantage of keeping down dust levels and can be a gentler process as the water can act as a “cushion”.
Dry blasting, although a dustier process is used when the presence of moisture would be a hindrance to further treatments e.g. iron and steel, or where you simply wouldn’t want water running about such as stripping house beams, doors, floorboards etc.
Dry blasting dust can simply be vacuumed away but either way we always clean up after ourselves.
Here at Blown away UK we have the latest equipment which is fully mobile, admittedly mounted on classic trucks but we love our classic cars and vehicles, indeed it was classic car restoration that inspired us to start this business. As we looked into it further, though, we realised that there was a huge potential for this process in other areas, in fact it’s true to say that there is not much we can’t clean up with our equipment, just ask!
So what can we clean or strip?
Some examples of applications and use;
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