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Media Blasting Information

Media blasting is a preferred method of cleaning if you want your commercial or residential space to look its best. This cleaning system is great for buildings that have been damaged by vandalism, specifically graffiti. If you have a building that has been ruined by dirt and debris, media blasting could be a great option.

Media blasting is a great way to clean a building that has stubborn stains that won’t come up with traditional cleaning. It’s best to use the gentlest form of cleaning medium, especially if you’re not sure what the results would be. If you’re not sure which material to use, start with walnut shells. This medium is not very abrasive and doesn’t have a toxic odor that could be harmful to your colleagues or family members. It’s also a good idea to use corn cobs that have been ground into a fine powder to treat the surface and get rid of damage in a safe way. You can also use pumice for media blasting, because this is the softest of all media blasting materials and works well on soft wood when you want to remove paint.

Media blasting can involve tiny glass beads as well. The beads give you a finish that is soft and bright and provides an attractive shine once the cleaning process is finished. The glass grit, which has been crushed finely, is made from glass that has been recycled in some cases. Recycled glass is ideal for this cleaning method because it’s better for the environment. Plastic beads are an option as well, and this method is ideal for media blasting cars. The beads are made from polyester, acrylic, urea and melamine. These materials have a high stripping rate and won’t damage the exterior of the car, but will still provide a great result. Once the media blasting job is finished, it’s best to clean up thoroughly, especially if you’re using aluminum oxide. Aluminum oxide is a gentler medium when it comes to media blasting, and this material is made from very small grains and the effects last for a long time. One of the biggest disadvantages for using this material is that you have to dispose of it carefully since the fumes can be pretty toxic.

Media blasting for very difficult jobs will often call for silicon carbide. This is the harshest medium you can get for media blasting. The blasting time is much shorter when you use silicon carbide and the cost is much lower. Aluminum oxide can also be used several times, so you can save the material to utilize each time your building needs media blasting. You can use the material much more times than sand and aluminum.

Media blasting for very special finishes will require steel shot or steel grit. These materials are ideal for surfaces that have etching, and when the job is done, the surface will be smooth and polished. Steel shot can be used up to 3,000 times, and the procedure doesn’t produce a lot of dust, so this method is ideal for large spaces and factories. Dry ice sandblasting is also an effective cleaning procedure, and can be used for large factory materials and works when conventional sandblasting would be dangerous.

 

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