Author - Steve Walker

TERMINATOR IS HERE!! Ublast has a new sandblasting job in Hallam

TERMINATOR IS HERE!! Ublast has a new sandblasting job in Hallam. Our customer Michael purchased the TERMINATOR several years ago and he stays indoors in the lounge room as a great feature display. Over the past few years you can see the TERMINATOR has been affected by condensation, whether it was the humidity or air conditioning system,  he now has parts of the exterior showing signs of light surface rust. Sandblasting the exterior will clean the surface and bring the TERMINATOR back to it’s original shiny looking condition.

Stay tuned for more, pardon the pun;
I’LL BE BACK.

why sandblast a car

Why sandblast a car?

Many times when you are restoring your car, you will have a lot of corrosion that is occurred on the vehicle due to being left out in the environment for years were simply as a result of being an older vehicle. To restore the vehicle, you want to move the existing rust and then repaint the car so that you have the highest quality finish possible. The important things you should consider when you are going to be sandblasting cars is ensuring the surface is prepared properly for the spray paint to adhere. The goal when you will be sandblasting a car is typically to remove the existing paint so that a new paint job can be applied and provide both protection and a high quality appearance.

There are 3 options to remove paint from your car.
Sandblasting
Sodablasting
Vapour blasting

Each type of blasting has it’s advantages. With all types of abrasive media, you will typically need to protect or remove certain soft parts so that you do not damage them. Common media selections for automotive blasting with a traditional sandblast pot. For removing just coating walnut shell. For removing rust glass bead or if significant rusting has occurred aluminum oxide.
A sandblaster uses many types of dry abrasive from Garnet, aluminium oxide, steel grit, glass beads, walnut shell and many others. Depending on the application required will depend on what type of abrasive you will need to use.
A Soda blaster uses baking soda to clean and strip coatings on car surface. Baking soda is one of the most effective medias at removing a coating while not changing the underlying substrate. A soda blaster can be used while leaving delicate parts on the car like plastic and chrome. If you’re going to use a traditional sandblast unit you have to remove soft materials like the plastic and chrome
A vapor blasting system mixes water along with sandblast media. The benefits of a vapor blasting system are that it produces less dust than traditional blasting. Additionally, the vapor blasting system will remove media from the surface as you blast which can help reduce the prep time for coatings after you have sandblasted

What is sandblasting and what is the purpose of a sandblaster

Sandblasting is the result to clean metal that is suitable for painting or powder coating.  Abrasive grit blasting, or sand blast cleaning, is a surface treatment process widely used in a variety of different industries with many diverse purposes. Abrasive blasting is the procedure by which an abrasive media is accelerated through a blasting nozzle by means of compressed air.

If the metal surface is not sandblasted, this can lead to the paint looking uneven when it cures or even cause it to flake or bubble once the project is completed. A similar process to sand blasting is used to strip many different object like brick homes, trucks, trailers, motorbikes, pushbikes, outdoor furniture made from cast iron steel alloy.

How much does sandblasting cost? This is the most common question at Ublast Pty Ltd, almost every customer asks for prices on blasting their items which is understandable. The average sandblasting job ranges start at $10 and can vary greatly depending on the type of object. Specialty services can cost up to $300 per hour. These types of services include extra preparation, special abrasion materials, and job design. Narre Warren Sandblasting also known as Ublast Pty Ltd charge an hourly rate of $120.00

A sandblaster is a fantastic tool for preparing parts for operations such as powder coating. It can remove rust, paint and other surface imperfections. It can also be used for aesthetic purposes, like sandblasting glass in particular designs. Other products used for sandblasting could be etching of glass and trophies, stripping paint from timber and more.

Car panels seem to be the most common objects that need sandblasting. Prices to sandblast car panels inside and outside are;

Doors $90.00

Front Quarters $95.00

Rear Quarters $95.00

Bonnets $120.00

Boot Lids $75.00

Car Shell $1200.00

Car Underneath on rotisserie $300.00

Engine Bay $240.00

Any other parts of your car will be quoted for when we view the car or photo’s.

Contact the team at Ublast anytime for pricing. Our aim is for each customer to be entirely happy with our sandblasting and spray painting work they refer their business and personal contacts

 

 

Cheap Air Compressors will cost you time and money

Cheap Air Compressors will cost you time and money in the long run. Forget about saving money initially when buying an air compressor, spending more money on a quality compressor will save you the head ache and stress when your cheap compressor breaks down and you can’t get spare parts for it. Buying quality compressors like McMillan, Royce, Boss, Broadbent, Ingersoll Rand, Chicago Pneumatic, Atlas Copco, Compair, Kaeser will not only have a much longer life span but save you money on constantly buying spare parts to repair them.

 

 

Soda Blasting timber window frames in Hallam

Soda Blasting timber window frames in Hallam. Ublast Pty Ltd recommends using the pressurised 40lb soda blast pot to remove paint from timber or wooden window frames. Spending your time removing paint by hand with sand paper can be exhausting and take a very long time. The 40lb sodablaster can help cut your time down and remove any paint much easier than other methods. The sodablast machine in this video is perfect for such a job.

Remove powder coating from steel with sandblasting

Remove powder coating from steel with sandblasting

We have created a short video to show what your steel product will look like before and after sandblasting. Powder coating is one of the best ways to protect your item from the harsh elements and avoid the steel from rust corrosion. There are several ways to remove powder coat. You can remove powder coating with a chemical stripper, abrasive media blasting or burn it off in an oven. When you sandblast powder coating the surface does not need any further preparation.

 

 

 

 

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