FAQ's

Sandblasting costs vary depending on each application, but your typical overhead costs are either electricity or diesel/fuel to run your compressor, and your abrasive costs per job.

The formula below can help you identify target costs.

A = Abrasive Consumption
B = Delivered cost of abrasive
C = Disposal of abrasive
D = Labour cost
E = Equipment cost
X = Blasting Speed in square foot/hour (or square meter/hour)

Your labour cost is your profit margin, and that is set by you!

Yes “sand” must not be used, as it contains free silica, a harmful compound when inhaled, which can cause silicosis. Modern day abrasive contains no free silica, with various alternatives to sand, such as crushed glass.

Yes! this is one of the easiest ways to remove rust from a surface!

Yes! Using higher pressure with our T-Series for example, with a hard abrasive like garnet, or crushed glass, chrome plating can be removed, care must be attained so as not to damage the substrate material, using ultrafine abrasive is recommended.

Yes, used dry various media can be reused more than once, particularly abrasives such as steel shot, or glass bead, this is typical in blast room installations for production work, with the same process being repeated. Contaminants should be removed from abrasives prior to reuse.

Yes, to minimize the risk of warping thin materials such as car bodywork, using our Model-B or T-Series blasting systems, blasting pressure should be set at the minimum to remove the coating only, used in wet mode to reduce heat distortion, an abrasive such as sodium bicarbonate is ideal for this application.

Yes! Wet or vapour abrasive blasting can be done safely in open areas, when dry blasting however the area should be contained to protect others from airborne dust.

Abrasive blasting is a process used for surface cleaning/preparation. A blasting media is propelled through a nozzle at low or high pressure with compressed air. Shot blasting works by propelling round materials known as shot media against a surface which in turn removes the contaminants of the surface and can improve its finish, the operator or machine holding the shot blasting gun/nozzle directs the flow of the shot media to clean the material surface.

Please see our supplier site link below for a list of various blasting abrasives used and their applications:

https://www.scangrit.co.uk/products

For cleaning aluminium for an attractive finish, glass bead is the media of choice, for paint preparation, ultra-fine crushed glass is ideal.

Yes! Using higher pressure with our T-Series for example, with a hard abrasive like garnet, or crushed glass, galvanizing can be removed, care must be attained so as not to damage the substrate material, using ultrafine abrasive is recommended.

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