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How To Make a Waterless Surface Preparation System on Abrasive Blasting?

Abrasive blasting is a commonly used method for Surface Preparation (cleaning, roughening, or removing old paint) before applying a new coating. It is also used for cleaning concrete, stone, and metal surfaces.  

What is a waterless surface preparation system? 

A waterless surface preparation system is a process of cleaning and preparing a surface for coating or painting that does not use water. This system can be used on many surfaces, including metals, plastics, glass, and concrete. There are many benefits to using a waterless system, including the fact that it is much faster and easier than traditional methods and that it leaves the surface clean and dry so that it is ready for immediate coating or painting. 

How does it work? 

Waterless surface preparation systems use compressed air to deliver a blast of abrasive particles to the surface to be cleaned or treated. The system includes a blast nozzle, an abrasive reservoir, and a dust collector. 

The blast nozzle is connected to the abrasive reservoir and the compressed air source. The abrasive reservoir contains the abrasive particles that will be used in the blast. The compressed air source provides the pressure that propels the abrasive particles through the system and onto the surface to be cleaned or treated. 

The dust collector is connected to the blast nozzle and collects the abrasive particles after they have been blasted onto the surface. 

How to make your own waterless surface preparation system 

If you’re looking for a way to prepare surfaces for painting or other finishes without using water, an abrasive blasting system is a great option. Here’s how to build your own waterless surface preparation system: 

  1. Choose the right abrasive material. There are a variety of abrasive materials available, so it’s important to choose one that’s suited for your specific needs. If you’re unsure, consult with a professional before making your selection. 

  1. Set up containment around the work area. Abrasive blasting can create a lot of dust, so it’s important to contain the work area to prevent contamination of nearby areas. 

  1. Connect the abrasive blaster to an air compressor. This will provide the power needed to operate the blaster. 

  1. Place the chosen abrasive material into the blaster and begin preparing the surface according to your needs. 

Final Thoughts 

If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly way to prepare surfaces for abrasive blasting, consider making your own waterless surface preparation system. Read more on 

By using recycled materials and following the simple instructions in this article, you can create a system that is both effective and eco-friendly. Plus, you’ll save money by not having to purchase a commercial system. So why not give it a try? You may be surprised at how well it works.