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FAQ's

What is the Dustless Blaster?

Texas EnviroBlast's Dustless Blaster works by mixing water and abrasive inside the blast tank. By introducing water we're drastically increasing mass and energy the machine is putting out, while eliminating dust. Imagine throwing a handful of dry sand, versus throwing a handful of wet sand; which one is going to have a more significant impact on the target? Not only will the wet sand hit the target harder, but it won't disintegrate and become a cloud of dust like the dry sand will. This is the very simple principle behind Dustless Blasting. Texas EnviroBlast's  Dustless Blasting system has the advantage over the old, outdated dry blasting method.  

What kind of abrasive is used?

 Texas EnviroBlast's Dustless Blaster can use just about any abrasive that sinks in water and doesn't dissolve. Our favorite is recycled bottle glass because it's clean, cheap, good for a wide range of jobs and eco-friendly. If you choose to use another blast media you need to make sure it has minimal trash and a consistent particle size. Lots of trash or dirt will turn into mud inside the machine. Watch the video below for tips on choosing an optimal media.  

Will Dustless Blasting cause warping?

Texas EnviroBlast's Dustless Blaster will NOT cause warping, because friction and heat are reduced by the water. Warping occurs when the metal heats up due to friction from dry abrasive. In fact, the temperature of the metal being blasted usually comes down about 10 degrees from ambient. Some people say warping can still occur regardless of temperature, we disagree. Have you ever seen a blacksmith working cold metal? With that being said, you can still bend metal by applying too much pressure, just like you could bend it with a solid object. For large flat pieces of metal like trunks or hoods we recommend using about 70 PSI at a 20º angle to avoid bending metal. Also, be careful not to separate the sheet metal from the metal bracing on the underside of a trunk or hood.     

Will Dustless Blasting damage chrome or glass?

Glass and chrome can be damaged by any kind of abrasive blasting. You should always mask off the chrome and glass prior to blasting. 

Since water is used, will it cause rust?

Texas EnviroBlast uses a specially formulated rust inhibitor to prevent flash rust for up to 72 hours. This extremely effective rust inhibitor is added to the blast water to prevent flash rust during blasting, and then used to rinse after blasting is complete.   

Is blasting harmful to the environment?

Our machines are 100% Eco Friendly. Texas EnviroBlast's Dustless Blasting can be used to etch concrete without using acids! Chemical etching is an environmental nightmare. Our innovative and powerful blast media is 100% environmentally inert!