Best Practices in Removing Car Oxidation
A classic enemy to all older vehicles is the development of rust. When bare metal is exposed to even a small amount of moisture and oxygen, oxidation onsets. If your vehicle is showing signs of rust, there are a few steps you can take to remove the problem. At Kramer Industries, we are experts in abrasive removal and have a few tips on removing car oxidation.
When surface rust appears on the frames and body panels of a car, do not fret. There are a number of methods you can use to remedy the problem.
First and foremost, you will need to remove any paint surrounding the rust – at least two inches from the rusted area, to ensure you give it a proper cleaning. Paint can be removed through pressure blasting or paint stripping. Pressure blasting uses high pressured air in conjunction with fine abrasives. As experts in the blasting business, we strongly recommend this route of removing car oxidation. Pressure blasting is a faster and easier method to remove pits and rust spots. Our PPB series is an industrial grade portable blasting system, perfect for individuals looking to spruce up their vehicle at home. This system is cost-effective and ideal for refinishing various types of vehicles and industrial equipment.
As far as abrasive media goes, there are also several options to choose from. Walnut shell grit is a very gentle media choice. It has the ability to remove paint and corrosion without warping the metal frame of the car. Glass beads are a more aggressive form of media and can strip away metal to a point where oxidation is completely cleared.
Cars and trucks are valuable assets. When rust appears, it’s important to be as careful as possible during resurfacing. Use an even, steady pattern when blasting steel. Consistent movement will minimize the risk of metal warping or destruction of panels. If any area proves to be difficult to clean, pass over it multiple times, rather than aggressively blasting the location. The quality of your finished project entirely depends on the amount of care you put into it. To keep your car looking fresh, removing oxidation properly is key.
At Kramer Industries, we have several years of experience specialized in surface finishing. We offer a wide variety of finishing media and blasting finishing systems to meet the guidelines of nearly any surface finishing project. If your car oxidation removal proves to be too big of a feat to manage, contact our skilled specialists today. Our Job Shop is equipped to handle any finishing project in a quick and professional manner.