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MARINE BLAST

We have just launched a new MARINE BLAST (Services) Web Site

http://www.marineblast.co.uk

Welcome to MARINE BLAST 

MARINE BLAST covers SCOTLAND. Checkout this short video clip of Marine Blast dry blasting 20yrs of antifouling off a half tonner in preparation for the Half Tonne Cup in Ireland later this year.

Here is a short video clip of Marine Blast removing 9 yrs of antifouling, using a wet blast, from a Piper One Design race boat in preparation for a winning season 2007.

Marine Blast specialises in the removal of anti-foul from Racing Yachts to commercial vessels. A new company set up in the wake of recent developments in processes and indeed a new generation BLAST MEDIA.

We will completely remove all the old surface coatings, leaving the original gel coat with a fine etched finish that is clean and free of any greases or oils. The process will also expose any weaknesses in the gel coat such as blistering or voids, thus allowing them to be filled prior to the re-application of the surface coating.

The racing yacht below had only two coats of ant-fouling and a primer coat, the owner wanted a smoother finish and we removed everything right back to the original gel coat finish which was then ready for dry sailing or re-application of antifoul. See below for before and after,

BEFORE 

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AFTER

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Commercial vessel purchased as a small Island single car ferry and converted by its new owner to a moorings work boat. All the metal hull structure beneath the water line was in need of  thorough preperation and we removed every coating right back to the bare metal. The surface was then dry blasted to reduce oxidation and primed immediately.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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Marine Blast gets asked to blast clean various items, but this must have been the most unusual so far. It was a pleasure to carry out this work for a real time-served clock maker, the clock works itself sat at the bottom of a steeple tower and was attached to the cables that ran to the top of the steeple and round the clockhands. See below the before photos of some of the brass cogs and wooden / brass and metal components. 

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The after pictures below speak for themselves. We will have a photo soon of the  reassembled complete clock.

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 Work Boats come in various shapes and sizes and Marine Blast will tackle any of them. See below the difference both above and below the water line. In some cases we will also prime the steel staright after the work is carried out.

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Epoxy coatings are very hard work to remove at the best of times however when there are up to six coats it could become a real big problem. Marine Blast has carried this type of work out using a very fine abrasive, its a process that can take up to three time longer than just removing the anti-fouling. See below the results on this very nice yacht.

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The finished job including a full keel blast.

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PIPER ONE DESIGN This small racing yacht having survived almost 40 years, the owners decided to remove every coat of paint both above and below the water line, and incidently refurbished the interior as well, there was at least a nine coat build up of both gloss and primer above the waterline and around 8-9 of coats of anti-fouling below the waterline.

BEFORE (All coats removed to the original gelcoat finish above and below the waterline)bluepiperb4.jpg

AFTER

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 EPOXY COATING REMOVAL (6 coats) This job was intresting from the start. Six coats of gel shield was applied over a coating of Copper Coat? The Gel Shield blistered after some time and had to be removed leaving the Copper Coat still attached. See below how we removed very carefully every coat to the Copper Coat which was left with a completely smooth and even finish with no ridges or furrows.

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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  • Precision control remains clear of the waterline
  • No messy finish, excessive water or residue remaining
  • Smooth, fine etch surface allowing quick application of coatings
  • Completely self contained portable system direct to your location

PAINT REMOVAL: MARINE BLAST effectively removes all old paint applications and varnishes from areas above the waterline, deck, masts, railings and super-structure. By using a careful selection of wet or dry abrasive and correct pressure, this leaves a perfect surface for the application of coatings.

Ideally suited for renovation work on boats to leave a superb finish ready for brand new paint applications.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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CLOSER AFTER

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  • Removal of old paint from above the waterline
  • Precision control ensures no damage to the hull surface
  • Perfect preparation for immediate application of coatings

RUST REMOVAL: MARINE BLAST effectively removes all surface rust and is able to clean steel surfaces free of rust. By using a careful selection of dry abrasive and correct pressure, this leaves a perfect surface for immediate application of coatings without prolonging the exposure to air. Perfect for boat keels, steel yachts, buoys, mooring cleats as well as other ferrous articles such as railings, balconys, lamp-posts, girders and gates.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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BEFORE AND AFTER BRACKETS

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BEFORE AND AFTER BRASS PIPES STRIPPED

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AFTER

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BEFORE AND AFTER

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Removal of paint without damaging the underlying surface precision control ensures only intended areas are cleaned in perfect preparation for immediate application of coatings.

Below is a example of removing copper coat and up to 12 layers of antifouling back to the gel coat on  a 42 ft yacht.

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Below you can see a close up of just how bad things had got under the water line.

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 Below is a example of antifouling being removed from a Motor Yacht, this paticular motor yacht is in absoulute pristine condition and a credit to its owner. Bicarbonate Soda was used in this case leaving the hull in perfect condition ready for Re- antifouling.

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Below you can see the the results half way through the process, an independant Marine Service company estimated that it would have taken two men a whole week to remove the antifouling, however their ability to acheive the same quality of finish as Marine Blast must be questioned.

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Below you will see before and after pictures of the Marine Blast teak deck cleaning process.

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After

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As you can see the results speak for them self, teak brite was added during the final rinse and brush.

For more information e-mail:   info@marineblast.com

Visit our new MARINE BLAST (services) Web Site

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