Pressure washer sandbasting
http://sandblaster-parts.com|Pressure water sandblasting is an effective and dustless blasting method that can be used for a variety of jobs. You must consider the equipment and abrasive media needed before starting a project since needs will vary based on the type of project at hand. With time and practice, the technique can be mastered.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pressure washer sandbasting
Pressure washer sandblasting is a
technique that uses a mix of abrasive
media and high pressured water to wear
down a surface. It is becoming popular
to minimize the dust a user deals with
while sandblasting, and this type of
washer is part of that movement. The
water prevents dust from forming, which
makes the process safer for your lungs.
In pressure washer sandblasting, a probe
draws the abrasive media into the power
washer extension wand, where water will
propel it toward the surface at high speeds.
The combination of water and abrasive
media blasts away paint, rust, dirt, and other
surface coating on the surface you want
cleaned or smoothed. Different media are
used for pressure washer sandblasting and
each one provides a distinctive finish on the
surface being cleaned.
Before starting a job, you want to
consider the equipment and materials
needed. Professional equipment comes
in many different varieties, as does the
abrasive media. The particular task at
hand will determine the appropriate
equipment and materials needed.
Round Media types include glass bead, ceramic, and metal
shot. These media clean, smooth, brighten, and descale
surfaces. When heated, parts can be cleaned of light oils
while leaving a bright or matte cosmetic finish.
Angular Grit Media includes aluminum oxide, crushed
glass, and steel grit. These slurries are used for tough
and aggressive projects. Coarse slurry is useful in
engine rebuilding, descaling, removing rust, and
Fine Angular Aluminum Oxide slurry can really deep clean
and get into the pores of surfaces. This slurry leaves an even,
clean, and abraded finish. As a result, less resin is needed to
fill the voids.
Plastic Angular Media slurry deflashes plastic parts,
and is also used for paint stripping.
Pressure washer sandblasting is a
messy process. As the media shoots
out of the hose and against the
surface, it bounces off the surface
and then settles somewhere in your
work space. Any delicate surfaces in
the immediate area should be
removed or placed under
protective covering. At the end of
the project, there will be plenty of
area to clean.
Remember to never point the nozzle toward
anyone. The nozzle should always point
downward when in use and the media supply
line should be above the water line so the water
doesn’t enter the media supply. The media
hose should always be dry with the media
covered throughout the project to prevent any
contact with water.
At the start of your sandblasting project, hold the wand
several feet away from the surface. If you get too close the
object can get damaged. As you gain experience, you’ll
find the right distance to maintain as you watch the results.
Pressure water sandblasting takes practice to
perform properly. Before you begin an important
project, practice and improve upon your skills on
a comparable surface that isn’t of value to you.
Practicing on something that doesn’t hold much
significance allows you to perfect your technique
without ruining the surface of what you ultimately
need to work on.
Big A’s Place is a convenient provider for all of
your blasting supply needs, including helmets,
hoses, gear, parts, and accessories. Order by
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Phone: (616) 741-9237
Pressure water sandblasting is an effective and dustless blasting method that can be
used for a variety of jobs. You must consider the equipment and abrasive media needed
before starting a project since needs will vary based on the type of project at hand. With
time and practice, the technique can be mastered.