Effectively removing dirt, paint or rust from an object is often a very laborious job using manual removal methods. Shot blasting uses compressed air and a medium to remove these contaminants from a surface. This method of blasting is very forgiving on fibreglass and rusty metal surfaces, both of these can be damaged by harsher methods such as acid dipping.
If you’re looking for a very cost effective technique which also saves time and uses eco friendly materials then take a look at shot blasting. Protecting steel from the elements requires some form of coating, one method of this is galvanising. This process requires a strong level of adhesion for it to be effective, shot blasting can provide this surface.
An alternative, often used, name for shot blasting is sand blasting. Both the commercial and domestic sectors make use of this technique and both offer a wide variety of applications. Vehicles, buildings and garden furniture are just some of the possible applications of shot blasting.
Our team is capable of using a variety of different media to blast clean a range of objects or surfaces. Before we commence work on your project, our team will discuss all of your requirements with you so we can choose the best process. Our qualified experts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and advise where needed.
Intercity Contractors were formed in 1997, we pride ourselves on delivering a service that is committed to quality workmanship and where the customer is always looked after. This standard of service has led to our success over the years and has seen us grow into a nationally recognised provider of shot blasting services.
If you’re looking for shot blasting in London then give us a call today and our team would be happy to help with any enquiries you may have.
What is the Difference Between Shot Blasting and Sandblasting?
Sand blasting has more or less been replaced by the term shot blasting as a more up to date term. Sand can be very difficult to work with compared to more modern blasting media. Most modern blasting media are user friendly and offer less safety concerns.
Years gone by sand used to be the go to material for any abrasive blasting work, this was due to how readily available it was. Sand is a health hazard when inhaled, so it creates a big challenge when used in industry from a health and safety point.
Modern abrasives have been developed which far outperform sand and offer a wider range of uses in multiple industries. The safety benefits offered by these abrasives make them a more viable option within modern industry.