Innovative Surface Prep Cleaning Process

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  1. Barry
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    An interesting method of removing paint or corrosion from surfaces. There are many more associated
    threads that will reveal themselves when watching this one

     
  2. clmanges
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    It's less messy than sandblasting, but no faster.
     
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    Wow, pretty neat. I could see all sorts of methods. Burning off gelcoat?
     
  4. Blueknarr
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    So microscopic toxic particles are less messy than minute particles. I'll take bigger chunks eight days a week. Easier to keep out of the blood stream.
     
  5. Barry
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    What is not revealed in some of the sections is that they just hook up a vacuum hose to get rid of any particulate and run it through a filter.
    I posted these videos because with all the corrosion that occurs on items that are around seawater, it seems like a viable way to deal with cleaning items up.

    Another method which does not involve dealing with sand in a sand blasting process, is using dry ice pellets. The machine sprays the pellets at high velocity, the corrosion/paint etc falls off and the dry ice evaporates leaving
    just the removed surface. They use this type of cleaning process when cleaning electrical motors, switch gear etc. and other places. Boat hulls included
     
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  6. clmanges
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    I knew of other media, such as glass beads, crushed walnut shells, etc., but hadn't heard of dry ice.
     
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