Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 11:19 pm: ||
I'm looking to try wet sandblasing on some old boats and contruction equipment I have. There is a lot a surface scale and rust on some of these items. Is this the best method to remove the rust?
Post Number: 449
|Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 10:32 pm: ||
Wet sand blasting is ok, keeps the dust under control but metal will start to surface rust immediately. There's no fun way.
Post Number: 272
|Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 12:30 pm: ||
There are the alternatives of soda blasting and blasting with a machine that captures the sand and material removed through a powerful vacuum. The media (sand) nozzle is usually surrounded by a brush that allows air to pass through while preventing the media escaping. These are fairly slow compared to a normal blaster I understand, but they do make a lot less mess. Soda blasting was very popular for a while as it has many advantages, but Arm & Hammer or whoever the parent company is, got too greedy and the soda got so expensive that all the people I know of who were using it, have given it up. Too bad, as you can blast soft materials like brass with no damage to the surface, and the media is 'green': you can wash it away! What you've blasted off may be another matter of course!