Less Flash Rusting on Blasted Steel with 10X
10X abrasives leave a truly clean surface with no embedment or residue to initiate corrosion on the surface.
The Challenge: Flash rust after blasting steel can be a major scheduling challenge and cost drain to surface preparation and painting contractors. Painters have to be set up and ready to come in right behind blasters to make sure surfaces are coated before flash rusting starts. It is common for parts and structures to have to be blasted a second time when they are not coated in time.
The 10X Breakthrough: The image below shows a single panel blasted with garnet (left) and 10X (right) and left outside for a period of 3 days during which it rained for periods of time. The portion blasted with garnet showed significant rust while the portion blasted with 10X did not. The rust on the left edge of the surface blasted with 10X is clearly the result of overspray of garnet. 10X abrasives leave a truly clean surface with no embedment or residue to initiate corrosion on the surface.