Shot Blasting

Photo - Shotblasted and painted steel paper machine parts for Walmsleys UKShot Blasting involves forcing an abrasive material through a jet nozzle under pressure from compressed air. The process removes remove rust, scale and existing paint from your components, thus providing a clean surface ready for re-coating if required.

It is a very effective method for cleaning and / or preparing surfaces for re-coating, including Powder Coating and Industrial Coatings.

Shot Blasting can be used to clean anything from large machine parts, trailers and agricultural machinery through to smaller items such as individual garden gates, radiators, vehicle parts, motorcycle frames, wheels, fireplaces, benches, wood products and much more...

The material used depends on the application and we will advise on the most suitable solution for your needs. Commonly used materials include:

  • Garnet - The most commonly used material replacing sand, this is a sharp, hard abrasive which is used to prepare surfaces on non-ferrous metals before re-coating. The grade used varies according to the material being cleaned and the required finish.
  • Steel Grit - A re-useable abrasive material with the same qualities as Garnet. Mainly used to remove heavy rust deposits and also to give a better surface profile for painting specifications, particularly in the off-shore industry, sub-sea, marine and heavy industrial workplaces.
  • Glass Beads - Known as Bead Blasting, this is mainly used for polishing of stainless steel, particularly in the food and drinks industry. Can also be mixed with Aluminium Oxide for a more aggressive cutting effect on more commercial jobs e.g. removal of welding stains on stainless steel.
  • Aluminium Oxide - An angular, durable blasting abrasive, Aluminium Oxide Blasting is ideal for thin materials due to its fast-cutting action. It is a softer alternative for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ideally used for blast cleaning of parts before powder coating.

Facilities

Our fully extracted Shot Blasting bay is 12m x 4m x 4m. Smaller items can be accommodated in our hand cabinets.

If required, we also offer a collection and delivery service.

Examples of Work

Take a look at our Gallery page for examples of our Shot Blasting work.

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Throughout the North West

From our Location at the heart of Lancashire and within easy reach of the motorway, we are well placed to serve the North West region including Preston, Leyland, Chorley, Skelmersdale, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Southport, Manchester, Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Bolton, Wigan, Blackpool, Garstang, Fleetwood, Lancaster and surrounding areas.