Dry Ice Blasting in Southern California

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Whether you’re preparing for a fresh coating or cleaning equipment, dry ice blasting could be beneficial to your Central or Southern California business.

How it works:
Dry ice blasting involves solid pellets of dry ice or shaved ice blocks that are shot out of a nozzle with compressed air. The extreme cold causes the material to shrink and lose adhesion, creating small explosions on the surface in order to lift off material. It is similar to sandblasting and bead blasting but can be a gentler process. Ice is softer than sand or glass beads so the substrate is thoroughly maintained.

Benefits:

  • Innovative way to both clean and complete surface preparation for a new coating
  • Surface is immediately available for painting; no waiting to dry or removal of solvents
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-abrasive
  • Earth-friendly by using no secondary contaminants
  • Wide range from gentle to heavy-duty blast
  • Dry ice sublimates at room temperature, thus leaving no residue

Uses:

  • Removes paint, oil, grease, asphalt, tar, soot, biofilms, dirt, resins, decals, etc.
  • Occasionally used for restoration of buildings ravaged by fires. Quickly removes char and smoke damage.
  • Often, manufacturing plants blast equipment for increased efficiency and greater production
  • Approved for the food industry. Disinfects surfaces with salmonella enteritidis, E.coli and other common contaminants.

Make sure to dry ice blast only in a well-ventilated area. For total safety and efficiency during a blasting and coating project, contact a dry ice blasting professional. If you are looking for a painting company in Central or Southern California, Cor-Ray can assist you with all types of painting and blasting to ensure a protective coating. Call (562) 906-9770 or click here to find out more.

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