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Sandblasting in Orange

Burbank Steel Treating Inc is the premier sandblasting contractor in Orange and the surrounding area. Since opening our doors in 1969, we’ve established ourselves as a leader in the metal treatment industry. Dedicated, passionate, and experienced, we’ve helped countless commercial and industrial partners with all their metal-cleaning needs. We’re confident we can help you too.

For affordable, dependable sandblasting services, call us at (818) 842-0975 today.


Why Is Sandblasting Used in Metal Treating?

When working with heavy-duty materials, proper cleaning and surface preparation are essential for the success and safety of your project. Sandblasting is a popular treatment for different types of metals used in the construction, aerospace engineering, medical, and electronics industries.

Sandblasting is commonly used for the following:

  • Removing contaminants: Sandblasting removes rust, mill scale, oil, grease, and contaminants for the metal surface. It allows for better adhesion of a new coating or finish.
  • Creating an anchor profile: Sandblasting helps create an anchor pattern that allows coatings and finishes to mechanically bond to the substrate.
  • Specifying surface cleanliness: Sandblasting can thoroughly clean metal surfaces to align with industry requirements for industrial and commercial clients.
  • Controlling surface roughness: The size, hardness, and type of abrasive media used can achieve the desired surface roughness and make it suitable for the intended coating or finish. It allows for a wide range of adhesion and applications.

What Materials Are Most Effective for Sandblasting?

Despite its name, sandblasting isn’t usually performed with sand due to health, safety, and environmental concerns. Different abrasives and materials provide different results, producing smoother or rougher finishes as needed. Our team will choose the abrasive media most suited to your needs and project outcomes.

The most effective materials for sandblasting include:

  • Aluminum oxide
  • Silicon carbide
  • Glass beads
  • Garnet
  • Steel grit/shot
  • Coal/copper slags

The material used during sandblasting will vary depending on the metal being cleaned, the desired surface profile, and the recyclability needs. Talk to our team about the right material for your project.

Burbank Steel Treating Inc’s Sandblasting Services

At Burbank Steel Treating Inc, we offer sandblasting to thoroughly clean and treat your surfaces with swift turnarounds. Our surface treatments are comprehensive, and we comply with strict industry protocols to deliver the safest results possible.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Sandblasting
  • Glass bead cleaning
  • Metal heat treating
  • Tool steel hardening
  • Micro hardness testing

How Long Does Sandblasting Take?

Sandblasting timelines depend on several factors, including the surface area being cleaned, the desired level of abrasion, and the materials being used. Larger surface areas requiring aggressive abrasion will take longer than smaller projects.

Additionally, softer materials like glass beads may require longer blasting times to achieve the same level of surface preparation. As overblasting can damage the substrate, our team works to minimize material degradation. With top-of-the-line equipment, most sandblasting projects should only take a few days, but be sure to request a timeline estimate beforehand.

Is Sandblasting Safe?

Sandblasting can be a hazardous operation, but with our training, equipment, and safety protocols, our team is able to perform our tasks safely, with minimal risk to individual personnel and the environment. Projecting abrasive particles at high velocities is inherently dangerous; however, with the proper safety gear, most risks can be easily avoided.

Sandblasting can negatively impact the environment, but due to stringent industry regulations, our services occur in a controlled space that’s properly ventilated to prevent contamination. We’ll happily discuss our safety features with you during a consultation.

Experience the Benefits of Our Sandblasting Services

Our specialized sandblasting process offers numerous benefits to our clients. Altogether, our services come with the following advantages:

  • Fast Service Times—Thanks to its unrivaled abrasive power, sandblasting is already a quick cleaning process. At Burbank Steel Treating Inc, we work hard to maximize that speed and reduce your downtime. Using efficient work practices allows us to respond faster, reach your location sooner, and treat your surfaces in a minimal amount of time. That way, you can resume full operations as quickly as possible. Save time. Save money.
  • Comprehensive Surface Treatments—We utilize rigorous quality-control procedures to ensure that all dirt, grime, dust, and rust are removed. No nook or cranny goes untouched by our sandblasting treatments.
  • Safe and Non-toxic—We adhere to stringent safety standards, ensuring that our treatments remain safe for us, for you, for your staff, and any bystanders. What’s more, our sandblasting does not rely on dangerous chemicals, toxic materials, or any other substances that may affect your air quality.
  • Environmental—Our sandblasting is an all-natural cleaning treatment, relying exclusively on the power of sand and air. You won’t have to worry about us harming your plants, your surroundings, or nearby water sources. We’re clean and green.
  • Affordable Prices—We use a lean operational model to reduce our overhead costs. That money goes directly back to our clients, who can enjoy our services at exceptionally low prices. With us, you get more for less.


Commercial and Industrial Sandblaster Services

We serve an impressive array of clients. From aerospace engineering firms to medical equipment manufacturers, our clientele includes large and small companies in a diverse range of industries.

Industries We Serve:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Logging
  • …and more

No matter your industry, or size of your company, consider us your first choice for sandblasting. If it’s made of metal, we can clean it.

Proven, Tested, Trusted: Orange’s Number One Sandblasting Company

With over 50 years in operation, we’ve developed a strong reputation as an outstanding service provider. Renowned as much for our skill as for our customer service, we’ve consistently exceeded the expectations of our clients, undertaking every job with the highest standards in mind.

We follow time-tested sandblasting procedures that ensure our work is safe, efficient, and useful.  We consider our work an art form. As artisans, we work with diligence, patience, and passion. It’s what makes us a leader in our industry—and a master of our craft.

Rest assured. With us, you know you’ve got a sandblasting company you can trust.

Contact the Leading Local Sandblasting Contractor Today

Timely. Affordable. Professional. Why wait? We’re here to give you the best sandblasting treatment available.

To book an appointment, or to receive a free quote, contact us today.