Can sandblasting abrasive remove Bondo?
Sandblasting can be used to remove Bondo and other similar putty-like polyester automotive body fillers. Sandblasting and other types of abrasive blasting are common methods used for removing coatings from metal and other surfaces. Products such as Bondo are often used to fill in wooden household surfaces, but are also commonly used for automotive repairs, such as filling in dents. While removing Bondo can be done with sand or other abrasives like garnet and aluminum oxide, more modern abrasives like EpiX and KinetiX can remove Bondo more safely and effectively.
Other ways to remove Bondo with abrasive blasting
If you’re looking to remove Bondo or a similar putty filler, a quick Google search will yield some common methods such as using chemicals, sandpaper, or even a heat gun and a chisel. However, these methods can be time-consuming and damaging to the underlying surface.
Using sandpaper, for example, can be difficult depending on the thickness of the surface. You may run into similar issues regarding time and ease when it comes to using a heat method. These methods (as well as using a chemical stripper) could also potentially damage the overall surface of the work area.
How to go beyond sandblasting to remove Bondo
Sandblasting is a common and effective method often used to remove coatings from a surface or substrate. Using an air compressor, sand is blasted through a pressurized nozzle onto a project surface and the top layer is then broken down and removed.
However, sand and other substances like garnet, coal slag or steel grit may harm the underlying material or leave embedded particles on the surface. They can also leave a lot of dust residue, resulting in a messy workspace.
EpiX MP, a superoxalloy blast abrasive from 10X Engineered Materials, is an abrasive that will efficiently remove the Bondo without damaging the underlying material.
This superoxalloy abrasive is an engineered alloy of oxide minerals that creates non-crystalline particles. They resist breakage and can be reused, leave a virtually dust-free environment, and contain no free silica, heavy metals, crystalline structures, or beryllium.
10X’s EpiX MP abrasive is currently available for purchase from distributors around the U.S. and on the 10X Engineered Materials website.
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.