Monday we finished up the blasting of the blasting cabinet project. Working along with Atlas Metal Works of South Windsor CT and Westside Finishing of Holyoke MA we completed blasting a large blast cabinet for Peening Technologies also of South Windsor.
The goal was to remove the mill scale “the red on the blast cabinet” from the surface of the steel. You may be wondering why we needed to do that.
Well in the powder coating process powder is sprayed onto the steel. In order to make it tough and durable the powder then needs to be baked at temperatures approaching 400 degrees. At this temperature the mill scale if left on the steel will pop off. Causing issues with the finish. With the mill scale removed there are no issues in the powder coating process allowing a tough and durable finish to be achieved.
Tomorrow Wednesday the 10th of October we will be blasting a Moody 44′ Boat. Stay tuned for before and after photos of that project.