Sandblasting uses a higher pressure of air to propel sand. It is an excellent rust remover and is intended for more robust metals. Due to the high pressure and heat generated by the sandblasting procedure, a car body’s sheet metal and thinner metals can be warped beyond repair. Thus, we use our plastic media blasting process in this case.
Here are just a few examples where sandblasting could be used:
Trailers, Tankers, Frames, Ag Equipment, Race Car Frames, Fence, Industrial Equipment, Floor Boards
PLASTIC MEDIA BLASTING
Plastic media blasting should not be confused with sandblasting. Plastic media blasting propels soft reusable plastic particles at low blasting pressures of 14-40 psi. Plastic media blasting is less likely to warp sheet metal because of these low air pressures, and because of its non-abrasive nature, will not remove any metal from the steel sheet metal. Plastic media blasting, however, will not remove rust. Rusted areas may be able to be spot blasted by sandblasting.
Here are some of the surfaces that can be plastic media blasted:
Body Panels, Steel, Brass, Copper, Cast Iron