Highpoint Powder Coating offers media blasting prior to powder coating or as a stand alone service. We utilize a variety of blast media to strip and clean almost any item without damage.
Soda Blasting uses food grade baking soda in a granulated form propelled by high volume, super dry air, at high speed to remove coatings from almost any metal surface. Soda Blasting removes paint and other coatings without heating or warping even light sheet metal. Soda Blasting also removes grease and oil from engine components, cleans aluminum and stainless steel, removing paint from fiberglass and many other uses.
Garnet blasting is similar to sand blasting, the difference being that Garnet is a mineral and is environmentally and health-safe. Garnet contains no heavy metals and is silica free and leaves a white metal finish without embedment. We use only fine garnet (80 grit or higher) and this leaves a light profile on steel which is an excellent surface for painting or powder coating. Garnet blasting is an excellent blast media for auto restoration as well as many other applications.
Aluminum oxide blasting is done in our blast cabinet. Aluminum oxide is nearly as hard as diamonds on the Mohs Scale of Hardness and is perfect for use on chromed parts that are being powder coated. We use only fine grit material that cleans the metal but leaves only the finest of profiles for a very smooth coating application.
Walnut shell provides an excellent finish without scratching or pitting the surface. It’s relatively dust-free and can be used for deburring, deflashing and stripping. Cleaning by walnut shell blasting is particularly effective where the surface of the substrate under its coat of paint, dirt, grease, scale, carbon, etc. should remain unchanged or otherwise unimpaired.