Advantages Of Garnet Abrasive Blasting

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These days there are a few methods of stripping paint from cars, boats, machinery and wood. In fact, just about any kind of surface including stone. There are messy and toxic methods like using chemical paint strippers, or there are cleaner and much more effective methods like sandblasting.

In the modern world the term “sandblasting” encompasses a variety of abrasives for cleaning surfaces and removing old paint, some of which include:

  • Sandblasting (using actual silica sand)
  • Walnut Blasting
  • Bead Blasting
  • Soda Blasting
  • Garnet Abrasive Blasting

In this post we’ll take a look at the last one on the list.

 

What Is Garnet Abrasive Blasting?

Garnet comes in a variety of grades, from very coarse to fine and there is a grade of garnet abrasive to suit just about every job and surface. Garnet meets all of the Occupational Health & Safety requirements, is very cost-effective and totally recyclable. With compressed air used to propel the garnet abrasive, it’s the perfect technique for removing both paint and rust from the metal bodywork of cars. Today it is a very popular method of preparing surfaces for respraying.

 

Advantages Of Garnet Abrasive Blasting

For starters it’s a more cost-effective way of stripping back a surface. It’s cleaner and less messy than chemicals and achieving the desired results can be done in quicker time than some other methods.

Garnet abrasive blasting produces far less dust than some other forms of sandblasting due to its inherent toughness and rapid settling. This enables a cleaner work space for the operator and less debris in the surrounding environment.

Because of the unique shape of the grains, garnet cuts through paint and other debris with ease, leading to a faster and much more efficient job of stripping back a surface ready for a repaint.

Garnet is recyclable and can be reused 5 times or more without losing its superior cutting ability. Garnet is very durable, making it extremely cost effective for any sandblasting procedure.

As it comes in a variety of grades from coarse to fine, there is a grade of garnet to suit just about every abrasive blasting application. Even delicate surfaces can be blasted with a fine grade of garnet.

 

Sandblasting Gold Coast

For car restoration and sandblasting Gold Coast, talk to us at Senko Auto Restoration. Our operators are experts at garnet abrasive blasting techniques as well as other sandblasting procedures. Call us today to discuss your project.