Markwell Peck Talks: Give Your Metal a New Lease of Life with Sandblasting

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Sandblasting for rusting vintage cars

Whether you are refurbishing a vintage car or looking to give your boat a new lease of life; sandblasting services may just be the perfect solution for you. If you are a regular reader of the Markwell Peck blogs, you will know by now that sandblasting is one of the most popular and effective methods to clean and maintain metal surfaces.

Tough on rust

Unfortunately, rust is ruthless and is one of the major reasons for property damage. Not only does it corrode metal, but it also spreads incredibly quickly. If left untreated, rust can cause permanent damage. Also, if it spreads on machinery, it can cause the technology to malfunction.

However, it is not all bad! Sandblasting is the most effective way of removing rust by blasting fine grains at high speeds directly onto the surface to remove any imperfections and restore the object back to its natural glory.


If you lead a busy life, you may find that other methods take too long. With sandblasting, a process which would potentially take days can take minutes due to the speedy technology. Once your property or object has been stripped of all the impurities, it is then ready to undergo redecoration.

What material would be best?

Steel shot is small steel balls that are fired at high speeds against a surface. It is important to note that these balls come in different sizes to achieve different finishes. Therefore you need to make sure that you pick the best one which suits you.

Steel grit is ideal on materials where aggressive cleaning is required, like removing rust and other contaminants from steel.

Iron grit is an angular; abrasive material and is often used for general blast cleaning. Although, it is still an aggressive abrasive and is not recommended for use on softer materials such as aluminium.

The Benefits

  • Sandblasting helps create a permanent bond between the protective coat and the surface; which reduces the rate of maintenance in the future.
  • Shot blasting can help to increase the lifetime and durability of your object.
  • Sandblasting ensures that the finished object has no chemical deposits or dust content – all the while protecting the original material.

If you would like to find out more information about how Markwell Peck, sandblasting services, can help you with grit blasting, London, then get in touch today on 01279 419 200.

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