I work at a pretty rough school and getting my car keyed is, unfortunately, one of the hazards of the job. It can be a little pricey to get it repaired, but it doesn't tend to be worth it to claim it back from insurance, particularly if it happens a few times a year. Luckily there is a great auto body and paint shop near me which does a really quick and good quality job of fixing the damaged. This blog is all about repairing key damage to a car, and might be handy for someone who needs to get auto damaged repaired quickly.
Whether you have a brand new car that has picked up an ominous looking stain or you have a classic car that has some unfortunate rust on the body, there can be few solutions to your issues. If you have tried commercial car washes and specialised car soaps yet are still seeing no progress, then there is really only one more step to try that will get rid of even the toughest marks on your car: abrasive blasting.
What Is Abrasive Blasting?
Abrasive blasting is a cleaning method in which water is replaced with small particles of abrasive material. This abrasive material, normally called the media, can be a range of things from walnut shells to plastic beads and even baking soda. For cars specifically, there will be different grades of media with varying amounts of abrasiveness depending on the need of the customer. This abrasive material is then shot out at a high amount of pressure, similar to high pressure water hoses. Due to its coarse nature, it can take off marks, stains, rust and anything else on the body of your car, leaving you with the ability to paint or leave it bare.
The Rust Is On The Engine Or Underside Of My Car?
You can use abrasive blasting all over your car without worry of damage. When you visit the abrasive blasting contractor, you simply inform them of where the problem areas on your car are, and they will do the rest and make sure that your car is not broken in the process. You should do your due diligence on whichever company you intend to get your car serviced with, but as long as they are a legitimate company with a good track record, there is no real need to worry — and if they can't blast a part of your car for whatever reason, then they will inform you before they do any work.
Is It Dangerous To Have Tiny Particles Of Abrasive Material In My Car?
There is very little risk to you because during abrasive blasting the particles dissipate very quickly after the process is done. If you are not convinced, however, you can always try dustless blasting, where water is used to contain the tiny particles of waste and dust. The water is shot out at the same time as the media and therefore coats it and does not let it get airborne. The water then simply drips down and contains all of the excess waste material, which can be easily disposed. Dustless blasting can be a little more expensive, but if you feel uncomfortable about the idea of abrasive blasting, then it can be a good alternative.