A Boat receiving our media blasting services in Arlington, WA
Shark Blasting's method solves environmental issues by trapping the abrasive and pulverized coating in water and grounding it. Rather than going into the air and floating, who knows where, these blasting byproducts stay in one place where you can dispose of them properly.
Shark Blasting does the removal of marine anti foul paint correctly. Our dustless machine does exactly what it sounds like. Once the media hits the surface being blasted it loses all energy and falls to the ground. Media only goes where you put it! This makes proper, environmentally compliant disposal easier than ever.
The water used in the dustless process adds energy and increases productivity, while also producing a more ideal profile.
Corrosion is an inevitable problem on all offshore platforms around the globe. We’ve never found a coating the dustless blasting couldn’t handle. This creates a very high demand for the extremely difficult and dirty job of sandblasting. Our dustless blasting machine removes the toughest coatings and rust faster than traditional dry blasting, but without the plume of dust! The machine works by mixing abrasive and water inside of the blast pot. The water not only adds mass and energy to the blast, but also prevents the paint and media from becoming airborne. This significantly reduces the need for containment, while making it easier to comply with MARPOL Annex V.
Our methods have proven ideal for the removal of paint or epoxy from aluminum vessels. Since aluminum is relatively soft, compared to steel, traditional dry sand blasting can leave the metal too rough. The resulting overly aggressive profile must then be filled with extra layers of paint or epoxy.
Shark Blasting can strip your fiberglass boat bottom paint with ease, including anti-fouling paint, without harming the hardened gel coat underneath. Our process is nontoxic, no chemicals, and no pollution. It produces no dust, so it can be done anywhere. We can remove the paint coat, as well as marine growth, from the bottom of your boat, rudders, props, and more.