We have been grit blasting the hull and superstructure of our boats for over 20 years, the boats that we grit blasted all those years ago often turn up at the yard. From our observations of the hull and superstructures, these boats are always in excellent condition and goes to show how important this process is to protecting the steelwork of your boat.
When steel is produced mill scale is left on the surface of the steel from the milling process, when paint is applied directly to mill scale the steel is not protected sufficiently and the paint can be easily chipped, causing the surface to rust.
Grit blasting removes the mill scale from the surface of the steel and also leaves behind thousands of tiny pits in the steel which provide the perfect surface for primer coats of paint to adhere to.
At Norton Canes we grit blast our new boats, but we can also grit blast the hull or both the hull and superstructure of your boat.
We have a dedicated grit blasting shed where we can undertake this process.
We undertake the Hull Grit Blasting and application of 2-pack Epoxy Paint Systems from our Glascote Basin yard on the Coventry Canal and offer the following:
- Crane out boat into dedicated grit blasting facility
- Polythene cabin to protect paintwork from dust and grit from the blasting process
- Grit blast hull to the top guard to a SA 2.5 finish (mill scale free surface)
- Application of two coats of zinc rich primer
- Application of two coats of 2-pack epoxy black top coats
- Return to the water