Wet Abrasive Blasting
(commonly known as sand blasting)
Abatement – Graffiti – Rust Removal
Concrete Coating Removal
Industrial Piping & Valve Maintenance
Steel – Aluminum
Fiberglass Boat Hull Stripping
What is Wet Abrasive Blasting?
Wet abrasive blasting (commonly known as vapor blasting, slurry blasting, wet sandblasting, and dustless blasting) is abrasive media immersed in water and sent to a nozzle where regulated compressed air is added. The ability to adjust the aggressiveness as it discharges over a surface means wet abrasive blasting is a more cost-effective and environmentally safe method to clean and prepare surfaces. Wet abrasive blasting uses less media than most other blasting methods
Before Vapor Blasting
After Vapor Blasting
Wet blasting eliminates more than 95% of the ambient dust, eliminates abrasive embedment in the substrate, and produces a more consistent finish. It incorporates heat to quickly remove coatings from any surface while eliminating virtually all dust.
It can be adjusted to clean the most fragile surfaces without embedment or damage. Wet abrasive blasting leaves only a moist residue that can be easily swept up and removed.
By utilizing The Farrow System®, low pressure and a controlled process, our wet abrasive blasting can quickly and efficiently adapt to the many different applications. With the ability to modify pressure, media and water volume all separately, our system is uniquely designed to service:
- Commercial / Industrial – Able to clean in closed space eliminating over 95% of airborne particles.
- Marine – Remove the anti-fouling coat from a boat’s hull without removing or damaging the gel coat.
- Automotive – Removal of layers of paint, rust and body filler.
- Residential – Our mobility will allow us to come to you for smaller more personal projects.
How is Wet Abrasive Blasting different from traditional sandblasting?
Traditional dry sand blasting hammers hard particles against the substrate until the coating and abrasive are pulverized and dispersed into the air. This is an environmental hazard that leaves behind a cloud of dust and media particles embedded in the substrate. The media dust must be contained and more safety precautions must be taken when dry blasting to avoid harmful exposure. The clean-up process takes longer due to the dust being spread over a larger area. In addition to possibly harming our environment and people, the dry blasting results in a higher cost to clean a surface vs wet abrasive blasting due to the extra precautions and time that must be spent on clean-up.
Our mobile unit can reach any jobsite. Due to our environmentally safe method, we can work alongside your main workforce or house without disrupting production or damaging anything. We are economical and environmentally friendly. Whether you need paint stripping, rust removal, or the antifouling layer safely removed from a boat, call us for your next project and see how efficiently we can clean or prep your surface.