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Title: A Step-By-Step Guide to The Sandblasting Process


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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Sandblasting Process
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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Sandblasting Process
Scrap the sandpaper and opt for the quick and
efficient process of sandblasting. Sandblasting
is used on both creative and industrial levels,
from removing old paint to etching and engraving.
Master the art of sandblasting by following
this guide. Read up on the process, recommended
equipment, sandblasting accessories, and top
tips.
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What is Sandblasting?
Used in a variety of professions, sandblasting is
the process by which the surface of an object is
eroded by means of a concentrated stream of very
fine sand. Sandblaster guns refine a surface
while also giving a decorative finish to craft
metals. It can be used to remove old paint,
smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface
or give shape to an object. In and around the
home, sandblasting replaces the use for
sandpaper, eliminating the need for hand-sanding
and the mess that goes along with it.
Sandblasting is quick, efficient and delivers
desirable results.
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Safety Precautions
  • It is important to be aware of the necessary
    safety precautions that need to be put into place
    before home or industrial sandblasting can take
    place. Take note of the following
  • Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes
  • Make use of protective gloves
  • Ensure that you wear a mask to avoid inhaling the
  • tiny particles of debris, and
  • To avoid a big clean-up, wear old clothes or
  • overalls.

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Step One
  • The first step in the sandblasting process is to
    determine what kind of material and equipment are
    necessary to complete the task.
  • It is also important to clean the surface upon
    which you will be working to ensure that there is
    no residue which will result in a marred finish.
  • Analyze the degree of work that is required, the
    type of blasting media that is required, and
    what tools will need to be used.
  • Wipe down the surface of the object.
  • Ensure that all the correct safety apparel is
    available.
  • Explore the different types of blasting media
    for materials that are more difficult to
    work with, abrasive mediums will need to be
    used. These include plastic
  • abrasives, glass beads, aluminium oxide, steel
    grit, and silicon carbide.

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Step Two
  • Prepare your surrounding area to avoid an
    unnecessary mess. Sandblasting accessories
    include a sandblasting cabinet that is used to
    contain the blasting media and stops it from
    flying all over the work area.
  • Place duct tape over the areas that are not to be
    blasted.
  • Open the cabinet and place the item in the center
    while ensuring that it is stable. Close the
    compartment.
  • Ensure that any delicate surfaces are
  • removed from the direct working area
  • to avoid damage.
  • Use protective covering for areas of
  • concern.

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Step Three
  • Blast off! Once you have prepared your equipment
    and surroundings, get started with your project.
  • It is important to keep in mind that sandblasting
    is a process the requires practice before being
    able to perform the task properly. It is always a
    good idea to practice before you begin with a
    major project.
  • Turn the sandblaster on using the switch
  • on the side.
  • Place your hands into the glove openings
  • and pick up equipment.
  • Use the lever on the top of the sandblasters
  • nozzle to start the process. Ensure that you
  • coat the object evenly, keeping the blaster
    six
  • to twelve inches away.

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Top Tips
  • Here are a few top tips that will ensure that
    your restoration process is successful
  • It's All in the Sand. With a variety of fine sand
    to choose from, ensure that you select one that
    wont warp metal, is reusable, and doesnt clog
    up your machine.
  • Air Compressors. Air compressors are not made for
    blasting. Ensure that you take periodic breaks
    within the process to prolong the use of your
    compressor.
  • Which to Choose. Depending on your workload
  • and the type of work that you are doing, opt
    for
  • either a siphon or pressurized system to do
    the job.
  • Establish which process will be easier and
    more
  • effective to avoid excessive costs.

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Benefits of Sandblasting
  • The main benefits of the sandblasting process
    are
  • Sandblasting saves time and is more efficient
    than using sandpaper.
  • Old, faded surfaces are evenly removed and
    cleaned.
  • Sandblasting allows you to access corners and
  • areas that are difficult to reach.
  • Sandblasting is particularly well suited to the
  • removal of rust which causes property damage.
  • Make use of sandblasting to preserve the use
  • and longevity of your metal pipes, furniture,
    and
  • fittings.

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Located in Michigan, Big A's Place LLC stocks a
variety of sandblasting accessories and equipment
for both home and industrial use. As a direct
distributor and aftermarket supplier, Big As is
home to sandblasting cabinets, parts, and
portable sandblasting equipment, as well as a
collection of safety products such as helmets and
breathing filters. Brands include Pirate
Brand, Kennametal, Malyn Ceramics, and Everblast.
If you are looking for top quality sandblasting
accessories and equipment, give us a call on
(616) 741-9237 or visit us at www.sandblaster-part
s.com.
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