Abrasive Blasting is a surface treatment process used across many industries with a purpose to either clean, roughen or smooth the surface of a wide variety of substrates.
The process involves propelling abrasive media by means of dry compressed air through a blast nozzle directed at the surface of a substrate, with the type of media and air velocity heavily contributing to the impact made on the target surface.
The most commonly used abrasive media for surface preparation of steel substrates is Garnet as it is a safe. efficient and environmentally friendly method of removing existing coatings, mill scale, rust and providing a cleanliness and/or anchor pattern suitable for the adhesion of protective, specialized and decorative coatings. This method of blasting is often referred to as “Sandblasting”.
At Doogood, we prefer to use GMA Garnet which is commonly known as the best abrasive blasting garnet on the market, however there are many other types of blasting media which include Steel Shot, Steel Grit, Glass, Soda and Slag so please contact us directly to find out the most suitable option for your next blasting project.