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The Difference Between Wet Abrasive Blasting and Sandblasting

Sandblasting has become a generic term that is applied to most types of abrasive blasting. There are a number of other terms that are also used, such as grit blasting, media blasting, soda blasting and slurry blasting and, while a large variety of different types of blast media can be used—such as glass beads, crushed glass, walnut shells, baking soda and ceramic grit—the process is often referred to simply as sandblasting (or sand blasting) irrespective of the media.

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What’s the Difference Between Abrasive Blasting and UHP Cleaning?

Both of these processes tend to be known by a variety of names. For instance, the terms sandblasting, slurry blasting, grit blasting or simply abrasive blasting are very often used for the process that is more correctly known as wet abrasive blasting. Likewise, high pressure water cleaning is also referred to as waterblasting, hydrojetting, hydroblasting, high pressure cleaning or UHP hydroblasting (ultra high pressure hydroblasting).

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