Quality shot blasting pre treatment by Profin in and around the Midlands

What is Shot blasting and how does it work?

Shot blasting is a surface treatment we use at Profin all the time to get parts ready for whatever coating they require next. Applying a coating to unclean materials can cause a lack of adhesion, sharp burrs and edges can cause lacerations.

How Does Shot Blasting Work?

Shot blasting works by propelling round materials known as shot media against a surface which in turn removes the contaminants of the surface and also can improve its finish.

At Profin we have two tumbling blasters of different sizes which can process parts up to 800mm long.

This process is a highly effective solution for removing contamination on metal substrates such as laser scale and weld burns or changing the coarseness or smoothness of a surface before coating.

Typically, Profin use a mixture of media (The common term used when describing the abrasive) to give the paint the perfect key.

Lots of our customers in the Earth moving sector rely on shot blasting to get the parts into the perfect condition prior to powder coating or ecoat and powder coating.

What are the benefits of Shot blasting?

  • It can be used to remove laser scale, welding, and surface imperfections
  • Creating a resultant surface that is well prepared for administering good paint adhesion during its subsequent finishing process
  • Fast process, eminently suitable for a wide range of bracketry type components

    Highly effective method of de-rusting metal parts

What Materials Can Be Shot Blasted?

Carbon Steel

Engineering Steel

Stainless Steel

Cast Iron




Certain types of ceramics

There are also many types of materials that can be used as shot blast material. These include, but are not limited to: