Marine Restoration with Texas Sandblasting
Preparing a boat’s hull for painting can be boater’s nightmare. Regular power washing is simply not effective enough to remove bilge-oil film, blisters or old paint. Additionally, normal sandblasting and chemical methods are too harsh and can destroy the boat’s thin gel coat. Luckily, Texas Sandblasting is well versed in marine restoration and has the equipment, media and experience to tackle any marine job. What’s more, our team is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction.
Marine Restoration Services
In the marine industry, sodium bicarbonate is the media of choice because it is gentle yet thorough, cost-effective and safe. When working around water, using an environmentally friendly and water-soluble media is crucial. While environmental concerns are prevalent, another common concern is ensuring the gel coat’s condition is maintained. However, when using soda bicarbonate, we can remove paint and barnacles from any boat without harm to the gel coat. Soda blasting is the fastest method for removing antifouling paint on boats, which also makes it the most cost-effective in the marine restoration industry. Soda blasting can remove multiple layers with ease and without damage. Finally, soda blasting can also expose hidden blisters covered by layers of paint, remove the blisters and feather the edges for repair.
Preparing a Boat’s Hull with Texas Sandblasting’s Marine Restoration
Antifouling paint suppliers love soda blasting’s ability to properly prepare the hull for a blister-protecting barrier coat. Often overlooked or incorrectly done, preparing the surface for a barrier coat is a very important step that ensures proper adhesion of following antifoul coatings. In this procedure, the blast pot’s pressure is decreased, which allows the gel coat to be gently etched without damaging the hull. This process allows the barrier coat to bond to the surface of the gel coat. At Texas Sandblasting, our certified technicians are skilled in the marine industry and have years of experience in the sandblasting field. We take pride in our work and we believe that in the marine restoration field, the best coating is only as good as the preparation of the surface.