Shot blasting is used to remove dirt, paint or rust from an object or surface. This task would be very time consuming using more manual methods. Shot blasting uses compressed air and a blasting medium to completely remove contaminants from a surface. Some materials can be damaged by harsher methods of paint removal such as acid dipping, blasting is very forgiving on fibreglass and rusty metal surfaces.
Shot blasting can be used on a variety of surfaces including brickwork, iron, steel, wood, glass, concrete, fibreglass and stone to remove paint or coatings. Preparing a steel surface is made easy with shot blasting, the surface is prepared perfectly ready for any coatings which need to be applied. Due to this preparation beforehand, the correct amount of adhesion occurs.
Saving time is crucial for any business along with sticking to any budget requirements. Shot blasting offers this and uses eco friendly materials rather than chemicals. Protecting steel from the elements requires some form of coating, one method of this is galvanising. A strong level of adhesion is required for the coating to be effective, a shot blasted surface provides this.
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 staff are capable of using a variety of blasting media to clean a range of surfaces and objects. Before work can commence, our team will discuss your requirements with you so the best process can be selected. 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 Rugby 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Sand blasting as a term has been replaced by shot blasting in modern day industry. Sand can be very difficult to work with compared to more modern blasting media. Modern blasting media is easier to use and offers less safety concerns when being used.
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.
Sand has been superseded by modern abrasives which offer more performance and a wider range of uses across multiple industries. These abrasives are a more viable option within modern industry as they are more compliant with health and safety standards.