Sandblasting is an effective blasting method to thoroughly clean steel and can be applied to any steel surface in preparation for further treatment; for example, adding a protective coating.
However, stainless steel is not a single alloy, but a mixture of iron-based alloys. Hence, there are different types of stainless steel, which will each require differentiating sandblasting applications depending on its contents and sensitivity to undesirable surface changes. For example, austenitic stainless steels produce less heat conductivity than carbon steel. Thus, austenitic steel will become hotter than carbon steel, causing heat tinting on its surface.
Using special abrasive blasting equipment and media, sandblasting assists with:
- Refining rough surfaces (smooth surfaces)
- Exposing the original metal surface material (prepared surface)
- Removing corrosion, rust and unwanted contaminants
- Paint removal
With this in mind, it’s important to note that professional sandblasting will ensure the long-term preservation of your restored steel surface.
At ProStrip, our sandblasters retain years of experience in utilising a wide variety of steel sandblasting technologies to provide clients with their requested surface finish.