Media Selection for Sandblasters
Sandblasters are one of the most effective tools in object restorations, cleaning surfaces covered with scales, stains, rust, dirt and grime. High pressure of air coming out of the sandblaster coupled with the right abrasive media for your operation will help you finish your project on time with less effort.
Sandblaster offers a variety of blasting media to suit your specific needs. Certain media can be used for a variety of purposes, including removing impurities and preparing surfaces for paint or coating applications. It can be available in a range of sizes and shapes, so you can find the perfect option for your project.
Selecting the media, especially the mesh or grit size for your preferred activity can be tough. Thanks to research, we have come up with pointers you can use when choosing the right one for your use. Different sandblasters make and model supports a specific range of media type and sizes. Portable sandblasters often use media size of #46–#220. You may also choose from steel shot, glass beads, copper slag, and more to get the job done right.
Sandblasting is great for removing impurities and preparing surfaces for paint or coatings. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, each media size has its own purpose. Brands that sell sandblaster have a media guide included in their instruction manual to help you determine what media size and type to buy that will be compatible with the sandblaster gun. Once you have selected what media to use, you are ready to start your operation!