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How To Protect Metal After Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting is a safe and efficient method for removing old surface finishes like painting, powder coating or chroming, passivation processes such as anodizing, or plain rust or corrosion from all types of metal surfaces in preparation for a finishing application.

Abrasive blasting works on virtually any type of metal (or fiberglass) object: from patio furniture to car parts, to create a surface profile range from smooth to rough.

American Dry Stripping™ & Powder Coating helps people maintain their metal after blasting to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut with two locations to serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

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The desired surface profile is achieved because of combinations of grit size, type and abrasive qualities of the media. Before abrasive blasting, metal parts must be cleaned to remove contaminants like dirt and grease that could end up in the blast media, embedded into metal surfaces, or could interfere with the final painting or finishing process.

Protecting Blasted Metal Surfaces

Here at American Dry Stripping, once the surfaces of your project are blasted clean, the metal is exposed to the ambient environment.

Over time — in an uncontrolled environment — exposed metal oxidizes (aluminum and stainless to lesser degrees). This jeopardizes the integrity of the newly stripped surface.

Once the surfaces of your project are blasted clean, the metal is exposed to the ambient environment. Over time — in an uncontrolled environment — exposed metal oxidizes (aluminum and stainless to lesser degrees). This jeopardizes the integrity of the newly stripped surface.

To effectively protect the integrity of your project, measures must be taken.

Protect metals after abrasive blasting with powder coating or ceramic coating
Protect metals after abrasive blasting with powder coating or ceramic coating

The clean, rust-free metal that remains needs to be treated as soon as possible after abrasive blasting. This prevents re-rusting (which will occur rapidly if any moisture is present).

Prevention is always better than a cure, and once we remove the rust, we always recommend taking the necessary measure to avoid a recurrence. By using a protective coating on your metal parts, you can ensure that they are protected from oil or grease.

You can apply the acid solution with an old paintbrush or rag. Just douse it on liberally, and let it run into seams and crevices. When the acid dries, the metal surfaces with have a dull gray color. If you need to store the parts temporarily before painting, place them in a dry a location as possible.

If longer storage is planned, the parts should be primed with a non lacquer-based primer. A lacquer-based primer allows moisture to penetrate the the metal’s surface, causing re-rusting.

American Dry Stripping™ & Powder Coating helps people maintain their metal after blasting to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

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