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What is it?

Wet abrasive blasting (also known as vapor abrasive blasting) removes coatings, contaminants, corrosion and residues from hard surfaces. It’s similar to dry sand blasting, except that the blast media is moistened prior to impacting the surface.

The main advantage of vapor abrasive blasting over sand blasting is that it reduces dust, allowing for operators to work in a wide range of environments with minimal setup and cleanup costs. It results in a cleaner, more consistent finished, ready to coat, with no embedded particles or clinging dust.

Vapor abrasive blasting is alternatively referred to as wet blasting, wet abrasive blasting, vapor blasting, slurry blasting, wet sandblasting and dustless blasting.

How it Works


Water and abrasive are combined in a pot under water pressure, then injected into the airflow.

Pros: up to 95% dust suppression. Affords fine control over the air pressure and water/abrasive mixture, allowing for blasting of a wider range of surfaces and reducing the amount of media and water expended.

10 Reasons You Might Want Vapour Blasting:

  1. Superior clean: fewer cleaning cycles = less downtime

  2. Machines can be cleaned in place: Vapour blasting machine can be transported to your location.

  3. Can get into tight spaces that many other traditional cleaning methods can not.

  4. Environmentally friendly: meets CFIA, USDA, FDA and EPA guidelines.

  5. Operator safety: no exposure to chemicals.

  6. Clean enough for the food industry, strong enough for everything else.

  7. Various levels of abrasiveness, more abrasive than dry ice blasting.

  8. Uses an environmentally safe crushed recycled bottle glass as the media.

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