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Media Blasting

Transforming Surfaces with Precision & Power

Efficiently Removes Paint & Rust

When powder coating, it is very important that the item you are coating is completely clean of oils, dirt, paint, oxidation, corrosion and damaged plating or other coatings. All of these things can interfere with the powder coating process causing imperfections in the finish or causing it to fail completely. Media blasting efficiently and effectively removes old paint, rust, corrosion, oil and debris and creates a smooth, uniform surface that is ready for powder coating. All types of metal end up with a better powder coating finish if they have been media blasted.

What is Media Blasting?

The process of removing paint, rust, or other surface contaminants from metal surfaces is called blasting. In blasting, suction is created by compressed air or a liquid agent to move a media (water, soda, aluminum oxide, garnet, glass bead, etc.) across the surface of the metal to be coated.

Media blasting at Jensen Powder Finishers uses a media blast cabinet to apply high-pressure air and a dry media to break down the contaminants and remove them from the surface of the parts to be powder coated.

The Benefits of Media Blasting:

  • Surface Preparation: Media blasting removes even the toughest contaminants such as rust, paint, scale and other surface irregularities, ensuring better adhesion of coatings and extending the lifespan of the treated surface.
  • Cleaning & Degreasing: The surfaces are effectively cleaned by removing dirt, grease, oil and other contaminants. This is valuable for fabricated parts that often have a degree of working oil or other lubricant on the surface.
  • Improved Paint Adhesion: Blasting, sometimes referred to as surface profiling, can create a textured surface by etching, which is useful for enhancing adhesion of coatings or providing a decorative finish.
  • Improved Durability of the Coating: Surface preparation using abrasive blasting can be a critical step to improve the lifespan of a powder coating. In addition to providing a surface profile to improve adhesion, blasting removes other contaminants that could cause peeling, cracking and bubbling.
  • Precision & Control: In situations where only certain areas of a metal surface need to be stripped of coatings or contaminants, media blasting offers precision and control.
  • Effective for Difficult Shapes: Many metal parts have curves and angles, which are very difficult to sand by hand. Blasting makes it much easier to smooth and clean these hard-to-reach areas.
  • Efficient & Quick: Compared to manual methods like sanding or chemical stripping, media blasting is often faster and more efficient. It can cover large areas quickly, reducing labor costs and downtime.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Many media blasting materials, such as plastic and glass bead, are environmentally friendly and recyclable, reducing waste and minimizing the overall environmental impact of the process.

Jensen Powder Finishers is dedicated to serving our clients with the highest level of craftsmanship and customer service. For all your powder coating requirements, trust us to deliver results that exceed expectations. Contact us today to discuss how we can support your next project with our exceptional powder coating capabilities.