Wet-abrasive sandblasting, also known as ‘Dustless Blasting’, is a surface cleaning technique that allows us to remove virtually any coating from any surface. As the name suggests, this method uses a combination of sand and water to clean and strip surfaces without creating a huge cloud of dust.
The addition of water not only makes the blasting process go a lot faster, but it also prevents panels from warping – making it the ideal method for vehicle restoration. You can read more about this below.
Wet-abrasive sandblasting can remove virtually any coating from any surface – without the use of harmful acids and chemicals. Tap on one of the boxes below to learn more about its practical applications.
Wet-abrasive blasting is the perfect method for cleaning and stripping classic cars – and here’s why:
1) It’s Fast… Like, Really Fast
As opposed to other methods such as sanding and grinding, which can take days to strip a vehicle, our wet-abrasive sandblasting system allows us to strip an entire vehicle back to bare metal in a matter of hours.
2) Endorsed by PPG
Wet-abrasive blasting is the only blasting method endorsed by PPG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive coatings.
3) No Warping
When traditional dry-abrasive comes into contact with metal it creates friction. Friction generates heat, and heat causes metal to warp – especially thin panels such as bonnets and boot lids. The water used in our blasting process actually cools down the surface of the metal, eliminating the risk of any friction. No friction means no warping, making this the ideal method for cleaning and stripping classic cars.
4) Perfect Primer-Ready Surface
Your paint job is only as good as the surface preparation. We can remove paint, rust, primer, and dirt in one easy step. Our process cleans as it strips, and also prevents flash rust for up to 72 hours after blasting.
5) It’s Just Safer
Wet-abrasive sandblasting strips away coatings without the use of harsh acids or chemicals, making it an environmentally-friendly alternative.