If you’re a boat enthousiast or owner you have probably heard of sandblasting. Sandblasting is an effective way to remove rust, paint or other coatings from your boat. In this article we’ll explain to you how sandblasting works.
How does sandblasting work?
Sandblasting is a thorough way of cleaning your boat and preparing it for new paint. It is also known as abrasive blasting and is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure.
- Sandblasting gets rid of rust
- Sandblasting can be used to remove old paint
- Sandblasting prepares the surface of your boat for new coverage by gelcoat or paint
Is sandblasting necessary?
A little rust on a boat is not harmful and also unavoidable. But, when too much rust builds up on the bodywork of a boat, it can affect the protecting cover on the boat and will eventually corrode the boat. Therefore sandblasting is necessary to prevent this process and protect your boat.
Is there an alternative for sandblasting?
Sandblasting is a pretty aggressive way or cleaning your boat. Therefore it should only be done in open areas, preferably by professionals. This being said, sandblasting is not something you do in your spare time on your front porch. Luckily, there is an alternative for sandblasting: The TERCOO® Rotating Blaster! This tool can be used by everyone, is easy to handle and can be ordered online or bought at a store at any time.
The TERCOO® Rotating Blaster contains one or multiple rubber disks with 12 hard metal tips. When these tips hit the surface, they remove paint, rust, epoxy and other material from your boat. For more information on this alternative for sandblasting we’d advise you to look here.