SHOT BLASTING & PRE TREATMENT
The Abbey Group Specialist Coatings Division are AkzoNobel Approved and are accredited in the following key disciplines
– Shot / Bead / Grit Blasting
– Wet Paint
– Powder Coating
Abbey Group’s shot blasting in Liverpool is ideal for steel and other ferrous metals to prepare a surface for painting or powder coating. Our Liverpool team have extensive training and our shot blasting service is complimented with our priming, painting and stone/brick sealing to protect the surface of your metal post-blasting.
SHOT BLASTING PRE-TREATMENT
Shot blasting is essential pre-treatment to powder coating as in order to achieve the best long-lasting finish. Without it your metal is likely to be exposed and in need of treating again. As Abbey Group are specialised powder coaters in Liverpool our experience in the shot blasting process enables us to achieve the best finish for our clients.
Detailed shot blasting ensures all rust, previous paint coatings and mill scale is removed to bring the metal surface back to its original pre-treated condition. Only at this point can the metal be powder coated and we stringently adhere to the industry standard fixed at SA 3 and SA 2.5 to be judged fit for powder coating.
METHODS OF SHOT BLASTING
Shot blasting involves firing minute particles to erode surface contamination. Our Liverpool team’s training and expertise means attention to detail is paramount with the size, shape and metallic nature of every item.
We have invested in the latest blast cabinets and blast rooms which use dry and wet processes of shot blasting; the dry process based on suction and the wet system based on injecting liquid abrasives. Wet process of shot blasting is used when there is possibility of damage to a metallic surface from the heat generated from friction in dry procedure.
Abbey Group uses manually operated and automated shot blasters for pre-treatment of metallic items. Shot Blasting is an imperative part of the powder coating process. It cannot be avoided as it is the underlining factor for a perfect powder-coated finish.
We have two Techno Wash machines as part of our Specialist Coatings division. Both machines are used to clean the products prior to being powder-coated which gives the ideal surface for a smooth finish as well as increased adhesion for a longer lasting finish.
There are two machines, one is a top loaded Techno Wash which is great for smaller parts. This machine is quick and efficient to use for the staff and provides an ideal surface for the coating to be applied.
We also have a front loaded Techno Wash which is used for larger industrial objects. This machine has a faster cycle time than the top loaded washer but uses a lot more energy. The results from the front loaded machine are an even higher level of cleanliness for the department which results in happy customers due to the fast turnaround and superior finish.