Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What information do you need to properly quote on our project?
A. Please send us photo’s if possible.
  • Description of project – type/dimensions.
  • Is it a blast only, blast and prime, or blast, prime and industrial paint that you require?
  • Where are you located?
  • When would you ideally like your job completed?
  • Are we able to get our truck up beside your project?
  • Is the work area set-up far enough from anything (includes persons & pets), that can be harmed by overspray (blast or paint)?
Q.  What blasting media do you use?
A.  Mostly we use crushed glass, it is free from harmful silica.and harmful chemicals.

Q.  Do you clean up the residue abrasive media?
A.  Not normally, unless prearranged.  If you wish the area cleaned after the job is complete, we suggest you put down some drop sheets, so  you can easily pick up the residue and dispose of it.

Q. Can you sandblast something that has been powder coated?
A. Yes. However, it will take approximately twice as long to sandblast.

Q. Do you offer prime and paint services?
A. Yes.  We can do the complete process, or a stage of process.  If you require a professional standard paint job, you will need to consult a qualified paint and panel expert.  We are industrial painters.  Please be clear about requirements at time of quote request.  This will have an impact on the time we allocate to do the job and the cost.  

Q.  Can you do 2 pack?
A.  Yes.

Q. Do you disassemble & reassemble my project?
A.  Yes, we can.  However, we assume and prefer you do. We anticipate that you will disassemble and have your project ready for us to blast when we arrive. If you need us to disassemble/reassemble, you will need to advise at time of quotation.  This will have an impact on the time we allocate to do the job and the cost.  If dropping off to us, please don't send any small bits and pieces with your project i.e. nuts, bolts, seals, gaskets, O-rings.  Please remove anything that could hinder the end result of the blast and paint, or be damaged by overspray.  We do endeavour to cover/protect that which cannot be removed, but it does have its limitations.

Q.  What happens if it rains?
A.  We prefer to cancel and come back a day when moisture is not in the air.  Unless you have a booth and it is primed and painted asap, it is very difficult to guarantee rust will not resurface.

Q.  Do I need to paint straight after sandblast?
Y.  Every minute the metal is exposed to air, increases the risk of rust reappearing.

Q.  Is primer enough to protect my newly sandblasted surface?
A.  No.  You need to paint properly, as soon as is possible; so the exposed metal surface is completely sealed.

Q.  Does my metal surface need to be dry to be sandblasted?
Y.  Yes. Moisture and air are the biggest threats to exposed metals.  They start rusting nearly immediately, even if you can't see it.

Q.  Will you come to my place?
A.  Yes, we prefer this.  You do need to leave a safe space for a small truck to get in and for us to work safely.  You also need to ensure the item/s being sandblasted, are not close to anything (includes persons or pets) that can be harmed by overspray from sandblasting process or painting process ie house, cars, shed, pavers.  The further way from everything the better.

Q. Can I bring my project to you?
A.  Yes, you can.  However, we are a mobile business and do prefer to come to you.  Please discuss with us if it is not feasible to complete your project at your home/business.

Q. Do you remove stickers/signage from my project?
A. It is best you remove them before we blast/paint. They do not blast off with ease, and we are not skilled or equipped for sticker/signage removal.

Q. Do you jack up/elevate my project prior to sandblast/prime or paint?
A. NO. We suggest that you jack up/elevate your project, (remove wheels, bull bars if relevant); so we can efficiently get in, around and underneath. Sandblast helmets and equipment have visual and size/reach limitations when working in a confined area. Room to manoeuvre is of paramount importance to getting a good end result.

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