Using aluminum oxide blast abrasive to remove Bondo
Bondo is a popular filler used in body shops all over the world. However, there may be times when it needs to be removed. If you’re looking for an abrasive material to remove the bondo from a car, here are a few things you should know about aluminum oxide blasting.
What is Bondo?
Bondo is a great product for filling in holes and imperfections in the paint and body of a car. However, it may be a bit difficult to get off of the surface of the car so you can restore an original shine and paint job. Most people use a wire brush to get it off, but this can take a while and can leave the surface of the car with an uneven finish. To get the Bondo off faster, you can use an aluminum oxide blasting to remove the Bondo quickly and efficiently. This method won’t take as long and will provide a smooth finish when you’re done.
Sandblasting is a procedure that has been used for many years in various industries as a way to surface, refinish and finish an object. Sandblasting works by shooting tiny particles at an object at high velocity with compressed air.
The Best Abrasive Media for Removing Bondo
There are several different types of abrasive media available for sanding off bondo. Aluminum oxide sandpaper is a common material used for sanding off bondo. It can withstand long periods of sanding time and it’s inexpensive, readily available, and economically friendly. Abrasive papers are also another option, but aren’t as strong as sandpaper. It’s best to use an oscillating device with these mediums to evenly sand off the bondo. Glass-impregnated paper are another abrasive media. It’s a very fine sandpaper but can be very expensive to purchase. Stearated sandpaper is the softest of the sanding options. It’s unique because it’s impregnated with oil to help reduce the risk of dust inhalation. This abrasive media is very strong, but it can easily cause sanding burns.
The best abrasive media will depend on the type of surface that needs to be cleaned and prepared. Metal surfaces, often used in bondo repair, require media that will not warp or scar.
The EpiX and KinetiX line of superoxalloy blast abrasive from 10X Engineered Materials is a new class of advanced abrasive that will get rid of the bondo, and leave a clean substrate, virtually free of embedded particles — unlike alternatives such as garnets, slags, metals and glass, and sandpapers — so the next coating can be applied properly.
Currently, KinetiX and EpiX are available from abrasive distributors around the US. If you don’t see a distributor near you, contact 10X and we will work with you to get you what you need. EpiX abrasive, which is best for precision applications such as powder coating and medical applications, is also available to purchase directly from the 10X Engineered Materials website.