Best Dustless Blasting Media For Rust Removal in Bolivar Missouri
When you have a project where you need to remove stubborn paint, stains or perform rust removal without damaging the surface while getting it completely stripped for refinishing, there’s several factors to consider. What tools would work the best as well as what type of abrasive will be most effective without harming the surrounding areas.
The crushed glass blasting media used by Dog Gone Blasting is an engineered “sandblasting” media manufactured from 100% Recycled Bottle Glass. Crushed glass can be used as a direct replacement for most hard abrasives, including silica-sand, coal slag (aka Black Beauty), and aluminum oxide.
Crushed glass is an Eco and Operator-friendly Blasting Media. 100% recycled glass eliminates the health risk of airborne carcinogens. It is non-hazardous, non-toxic and completely inert, so it is safe to use around vegetation and water.
Glass dust is classified by OSHA/NIOSH as a “nuisance” dust because it contains less than 1% free silica. Since glass is translucent, visibility and productivity are greatly improved when compared to a blast environment using traditional hard abrasives.
The silica-sand dust from traditional sandblasting in its natural state has an “open” crystalline structure that has the capability of sticking to lung tissues. The chances of developing a serious respiratory disease called Silicosis is very likely. Personal Protective Equipment should always be worn with these applications.
Recycled glass on the other hand is “amorphous”. this makes its crystalline structure “closed”, which makes it impossible to physically stick to human lung tissue. When a person is exposed to amorphous glass dust, the body will expel the dust as it would any other type of natural dirt. Personal Protective Equipment is still worn in any sort of blasting conditions that we perform regardless.
Dog Gone Blasting uses recycled 100% crushed bottle glass most often. This media offers the heavy-duty cutting action you may need for applications where an aggressive surface profiling is required for rust removal in Bolivar Missouri. Crushed glass is also perfect for the removal of heavy coatings such as epoxy, paint, alkyds, vinyl, polyurea coal tar and elastomeric coatings.
The glass particles’ rough, sharp edges ensure a whiter, cleaner finish to the substrate. Crushed glass also provides superior rust back performance versus mineral or coal slag abrasives. It allows for a Silica-free, efficient, economical stripping.
Surface profile with crushed glass would be a medium-high etch, with a slight surface removal. The working speed is pretty fast. By adding water to the crushed glass media, this keeps the dust to a minimum and prevents the surface from warping due to heat.
Call us today to learn more about crushed glass and mobile dustless blasting to determine if it’s the best solution for your next surface preparation project.