Marine Blasting is a method that removes all layers of paint, including the primer, from your boat’s surface.
For older boats that have been around for decades, this would be the first step in fixing metal surfaces. Doing so decreases the chances of having to do more serious repairs later on. By removing the layers of paint and primer, blasting exposes possible areas of rust and helps prevent rust from forming down the road.
Much like stripping down the rust on your boat’s metal surface, boat sandblasting can also remove old paint. Whether you are revamping your fiberglass boat completely or in one area, sandblasting is excellent for keeping your marine vehicle’s integrity before re-painting.
While sandblasting is usually used to strip paint and remove rust, it can also be an effective preventative maintenance method. By blasting away at the surface of your boat’s metal parts, you are preventing rust from setting in and staining areas that appear to be okay at first glance.
Preps Surface For New Paint
Sandblasting before painting saves you time and money in the long run. Your boat surface will be more durable, and accepting of new coats of paint/primer.
Sandblasting strips off your marine vehicle’s old paint’s top layer, which exposes the new surface underneath which leaves a smooth finish with a better bond when repainted.
Since paint will already adhere to the surface, it will not be much different than painting over bare metal. Sandblasting first will rid imperfections and ensure an even coat of paint on your marine vehicle.