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Onsite Mobile Blasting

NO SANDING | NO WARPING | NO RUST

Onsite Mobile Blasting

NO SANDING | NO WARPING | NO RUST

All About Mobile Sandblasting

5% Abrasive blasting, more commonly known as sandblasting, is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants.

Abrasive blasting is so versatile that it’s really impossible to list all of its uses. The ability to adjust pressure, use a wide variety of abrasives, and blast wet or dry, makes the possibilities practically endless.

  • Fire Smoke and Soot Removal
  • Brick Cleaning
  • Media Blasting
  • Paint Stripping
  • Rust Removal
  • Sandblasting
  • Wood Resurfacing
  • Mobile Blasting
  • Wet/Dry Blasting
  • Concrete Cleaning
  • Fire Smoke and Soot Removal
  • Brick Cleaning
  • Media Blasting
  • Paint Stripping
  • Rust Removal
  • Sandblasting
  • Wood Resurfacing
  • Mobile Blasting
  • Wet/Dry Blasting
  • Concrete Cleaning

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What kinds of surfaces can the mobile blaster clean?

Mobile Blasting is an excellent tool for Smoke, Soot, and Fire Restoration. It is the perfect tool for cleaning and de-painting any type of masonry. Give new life to any living room with a Fireplace facelift. Whether it be bricks, cinder blocks, stone, or concrete, Mobile Blasting can be used safely and effectively. You can quickly remove simple graffiti, or even several layers of paint at once. The Mobile Blasting process is also excellent for removing calcium stains and mildew. Even oil stains, gum, and line stripes can be removed from concrete or asphalt on parking lots and roadways.

What are the benefits of mobile sandblasting?

Mobile Blasting is so versatile that it’s really impossible to list all of its uses. The ability to adjust pressure, use a wide variety of abrasives, and blast wet or dry, makes the possibilities practically endless. Anything that needs to be de-rusted, de-painted, cleaned or restored like antiques, revitalizing lawn furniture, making statues look more statuesque, making monuments look more monumental, and making old things look new, that’s what Mobile Blasting can do. The unsalvageable can be salvaged, and things that seem too far gone to bother with can be made to look new with less effort than ever before. We have recently added Log Cabins to our list of project refinishes.

How does mobile sandblasting work?

Our system works by creating a wet abrasive media inside the blast tank.  The wet sand drastically increases the mass and energy the machine is putting out, reducing dust.  Imagine throwing and handful of dry sand, versus throwing a handful of wet sand, which one is going to have a more significant impact on the target? Not only will the wet sand hit the target harder, but it won’t disintegrate and become a cloud of dust like the dry sand will. This is the simple principle behind Mobile Blasting.  This system has the following advantages over the old, outdated dry blasting method:

  • Minimal Dust: The abrasive gets trapped in wet media and grounded, eliminating the plume of dust. There is still some dust, but not as much as with traditional sand blasting.
  • Lower Abrasive Consumption: The blaster uses less media to do more work.
  • No Warping: The wet media prevents friction and won’t warp thin metal like traditional sand blasting will.
  • Safe for Workers: Recycled bottle glass contains no free silica, the leading cause of silicosis.
  • Doesn’t Affect Nearby Workers: Never sacrifice productivity, other workers can be nearby.
  • Less Containment: In most cases expensive, time consuming, containment does not need to be set up.
  • Leaves a Paint Ready Surface: The rust inhibitor decontaminates the metal, leaving a clean paint ready surface.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What type of abrasive do you use?
A: I use recycled bottle glass because it’s eco-friendly, clean, cost effective, and great for a wide range of jobs.

Q: Does wet blasting still create dust?
A: There are no types of “dust free” media blasting, but with wet blasting, there is significantly less dust created than with traditional blasting. 

Q: Since water is mixed into the wet media, won’t it rust metal?
A: I use a rust inhibitor to prevent flash rusting for up to 72 hours. The extremely effective rust inhibitor is added to the wet sand to prevent flash rust during blasting, and then is used to rinse after blasting is complete.

Q: What happens to the abrasive after blasting?
A: The abrasive will settle on the ground beneath or very near to whatever is being blasted. If you’re in an area where you need to dispose of this media, the easiest way is to spread out some plastic before blasting begins and roll it up after blasting.

Q: Can this method cause warping like sandblasting can?
A: Warping occurs when the metal heats up due to friction from dry abrasive. Mobile Blasting will not cause warping because friction and heat are reduced by the wet media. In fact, the temperature of the metal being blasted usually comes down about 10 degrees from ambient. Some people say warping can still occur regardless of temperature, but I disagree. Have you ever seen a blacksmith working cold metal?

Q: Will the blasting damage chrome and glass?
A: Glass and chrome can be damaged by any kind of abrasive blasting. Glass and chrome should always be masked off prior to blasting.

We Provide Services to Commercial and Residential Customers in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, North Texas, and everywhere in-between.

Onsite Mobile Blasting regularly operates from Oklahoma City, OK, and Greenville, TX, but travels throughout the region to your site.

North to Tulsa, Stillwater, and Enid. South to Allen, Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Copell, Denison, Denton, Euless, Frisco, Garland, Grapevine, Hurst, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, and Sherman.

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