Abrasive Blast Cleaning Services

Our 10,500 square feet factory unit has a large indoor working area as well as a large concrete yard to the front allowing for easy loading and unloading of large loads, meaning no cleaning job is too big.

The purpose-built abrasive blast cleaning booth is 15m long by 5.5m wide allowing us to clean a wide variety of items ranging from 40 ft articulated lorry trailers, shipping containers, structural steels, and more using the more aggressive, harder abrasive cleaning techniques. We can also blast clean automotive bodies and components including cars, motorcycles and alloy wheels, using lower pressure and finer grade, soft cleaning abrasives. For more information on these visit our automotive and restoration services.

Abrasive cleaning facilities

Randell Industrial has been involved in the abrasive blast cleaning industry for over 35 years, and we know there are a great many contributing factors to achieving the correct substrate definition without causing any damage such as excessive surface profiling or heat warping and distortion.

These range from choosing the correct abrasive cleaning material and technique for the material being blast cleaned, impact angle, blasting pressure, wet or dry blasting media and required surface finish.

Each of these points is considered before commencing any blast cleaning works to ensure correct profile is achieved for any subsequent works – such as wet spray, polishing, weld inspection and powder coating.

We use a full range of abrasive cleaners to provide a coarse anchor pattern for thermal spray metal coating application and protective coatings down to superfine glass media and soda for delicate substrates such as aluminium and GRP (glass reinforced polyester). We also hire blast cleaning equipment out too, so you can clean your items ay your own leisure.

Examples of abrasive cleaning media used

  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Crushed walnut shells
  • Glass beads
  • Recycled glass
  • Aluminium oxide
  • Copper slag
  • Steel grit

Practically anything can be abrasive blast cleaned provided you use the correct equipment and materials to carry out the task in hand.

The abrasive blast cleaning booth has a very efficient dust extraction system fitted to allow for maximum visibility during the cleaning works.

We also have two large self-contained cabinets that we use when the items need a more delicate touch or are simply too small to use the large blast room. These are particularly useful for the preparation of intricate parts prior to in-house coating or polishing using glass beads.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us today!