What garnet abrasive to use for boats
Regular maintenance on a boat is critical for its long term use and value. Abrasive blasting is an effective way to strip the paint off the hull in order to prepare the body for refinishing. Blasting reduces the time needed for refinishing, resulting in quicker turn-around time and low costs. A popular blasting media is garnet.
Garnet blasting makes use of an air compressor to propel blast abrasive grains through a nozzle at high velocity onto your chosen project surface. It has various applications, including boat refinishing.
Garnet abrasives are commonly used in shipyards for new construction as well as refit and repair to remove coatings, mill scale, and rust.
Using toxic chemicals or hand scraping is simply impractical. It can also be challenging to weigh the positives and negatives of the various blasting media. Fortunately, there’s a straightforward solution to your problem.
The Best Option for Abrasive Blasting on Boats
10X Engineered Materials has created a line of superoxalloy abrasives that will get the job done and leave the surface of your boat hull smooth, clean, and ready to recoat. Products include KinetiX (high-production grades) and EpiX (precision grades), both of which perform in finer grit sizes, as well as or better than expensive, clean, ultra-high-performance media.
There is no free iron content present within these products, which ensures that there is zero risk of rust forming after an abrasive blasting.
These abrasives are made up of polymorphous particles, meaning they can perform multiple functions at one time, removing the layers quicker and more efficiently in just one step. Additionally, these abrasives are strong but gentle and will leave the underlying surface unharmed.
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