Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

Circle.jpg What is the Dustless Blaster?

The 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. The Dustless Blasting system has the following advantages over the old, outdated dry blasting method:

Circle.jpg How long has Dustless Blasting been around?

We've been serving the restoration industry since 1941. That's over 75 years of experience to help you get started and succeed in your own Mobile Dustless Blasting business.
Requirements

Circle.jpg What kind of compressor do I use?

The Dustless Blaster is a high volume air tool that requires a large compressor to be effective. These large compressors usually measure their air volume output in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM).

Circle.jpg What kind of abrasive is used?

The 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.

Circle.jpg Which machine do I need for my job?

All of our machines are capable of the same process. The main difference is size, so what blaster you choose is only a matter of convenience. If you don’t mind having to stop and refill 4 times while blasting a car, the DB150 is perfect for you. If you want to refill less, get one of the bigger models.
Benefits

Circle.jpg Will Dustless Blasting cause warping?

The 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.

Circle.jpg 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. Watch the video below to see how to prepare a car for blasting.

Circle.jpg Since water is used, will it cause rust?

We use 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. Watch the video to the right to learn more about the Dustless Blasting Rust Inhibitor and how to use it correctly.

Circle.jpg Is blasting harmful to the environment?

Our machines are 100% Eco Friendly. 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!
Cost

Circle.jpg How much does the machine cost?

To see all of our pricing immediately, please fill out our Contact Form or call us at 800-727-5707.

Circle.jpg Where can I buy a Dustless Blaster?

We sell factory direct in the USA and Canada. Since we don’t go through distributors, there is no middle man markup.

Circle.jpg How much does the abrasive and rust inhibitor cost?

Recycled Bottle Glass
$10/50 LB Bag on 40 bag skids.
$8.50 per bag for a 22 pallet truckload (880 bags total)

*Dustless Blasting Rust Inhibitor
$225 for a 5 gallon bucket
$40 per gallon in a 55 gallon drum
* This product will mix in a 1:100 ratio with water. So 5 gallons of Rust Inhibitor will treat 500 gallons of water.

Circle.jpg Do you offer financing?

Yes we do! We work with Alliance to help you achieve your goals without worry.
Training

Circle.jpg How to price jobs?

The types of jobs and services you will provide for your customers will vary greatly depending on the type of surface, length of job and much more. Contact us for more info on how to price jobs and we would be happy to send you some information!

Circle.jpg How much abrasive do I use?

The amount needed varies depending on nozzle size and abrasive flow. For example, to strip a car in 2 hours it should take about 4-6 bags of glass. To strip a car in 1 hour it may take 8-10 bags. The higher the productivity the higher the media flow.

Circle.jpg How do I market myself?

The Dustless Blasting brand is recognized worldwide, and has gained a trustworthy and dependable reputation. This is something you will be building off of as you start your own Dustless Blasting company. In addition, we offer a complete marketing package that includes a website, social media prescence, shirts, business cards, decals and much more to help you hit the ground running.

Circle.jpg How to repair a machine?

We offer a lifetime warranty on every Dustless Blasting unit we produce. That's a guarantee you can trust as you pursue your goals. Every machine is carefully inspected by a team of professionals, and we produly stand behind the quality of our products. However, should you ever find that the machine is not operating correctly, please contact us for immediate assistance. We'll get you back to blasting in no time!