High Pressure Compressed Air
For optimal surface roughness and removal of contaminates
Grit blasting, sand blasting or abrasive blasting are all terms used to describe the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants.
We use iron silicate to roughen, which is actually better for the environment than quarrying natural rocks. It’s purposely produced during the refining and recycling processes of copper.
Grit blasting slots are limited due to the impact on the surroundings in the yard, the team and other clients. We do NOT grit blast cabins.
We only take bookings between April and October due to cold weather conditions affecting the process.
- High pressure surface preparation
- You need a primer before blacking
- It’s noisy and messy
- Limited slots available. Slots are generally 2 – 3 weeks long
Remember grit blasting can reveal pits and other damage to the hull, which will then need to be addressed before painting. We do offer steelwork and welding services, but this is discussed and quoted on a one to one basis.
Although we do not offer Epoxy you may wish to still grit blast prior to hullblacking using SML bitumen.
Grit Blasting per foot (p/f) (inc. VAT)
- £ 61.02 p/f Narrow beam Band 1 | Whole hull
- £ 67.03 p/f Wide beam Bands 2 – 4 | Whole hull
If you require just sides or baseplate only prices, please contact us.
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Do I need to grit blast?
How long will it take to grit blast?
Is it something I can do myself?
What if I want to apply Epoxy after grit blasting?
What are the Bands?
Band 1 – Narrow boat up to 7ft
Band 2 – 4 Wide beam 7ft 1in to 14ft
Prices start at a minimum 40ft in length