Surface Finishing Guide
Surface finishing is a necessary step for more than just new products. Old, neglected items that need a quick sprucing up will be greatly enhanced by a finished surface. However, before you start the entire process of surface finishing, paint stripping is often in order.
Choosing the right machine:
The best way to remove old paint is with an abrasive blasting machine. This method can be used for a variety of surfaces. However, whatever surface you need to strip should be able to withstand high surface pressure – brick, concrete, and metal are all great examples.
Kramer Industries has a variety of blasting equipment to choose from. The machines come in an extensive range of sizes to accommodate almost any part you need to strip. Blasters provide quick and efficient surface modification to help in resurfacing your product.
Choosing the right media:
The next step toward a powerful paint removal process is selecting the right abrasive media for your product. A good rule of thumb to follow is: if you are unsure about the durability of your product, go with a gentle abrasive. Walnut shells and corn cob grit are excellent choices for softer material, like wood or plastics.
If you are working in the automobile industry, a plastic abrasive grit is the best way to remove old paint from fiberglass parts. Using plastic media eliminates the potential of damaging the product. Aluminum oxide grit is also a great paint remover, keep in mind that it is much more abrasive than other types of media.