AFC Anodising & Finishing

2-4 Seagull Lane, Emsworth, Hampshire, UK, PO10 7QH
Telephone: +44 (0) 2392 008518



Bead blasting is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at a high pressure without damaging the surface. It is also used in auto body work to remove paint.



Glass bead blasting is used by AFC to remove all impurities and deposits from your finished material's surfaces and provide a uniform finish. Fine glass beads are applied to the surface at a low pressure without in any way damaging the surface. Unlike other cleaning/finishing methods this eliminates all residues and embedded contaminants, smoothly blends away surface defects and improves corrosion resistance without any dimensional changes to the surface.


Glass bead blasting is also used to remove burrs and feathered edges from parts in a precision operation. Corners and edges must be deburred with precision to assemble properly. The use of glass bead blasting ensures that no base metal is removed from the surface.


The finish itself can be altered to suit your requirements. The smaller the glass spheres used, the smoother the surface, while larger spheres produce a more textured finish.

Benifits of

Glass Bead Blasting

  • No accidental fold over of metal which is possible with heavy mechanical polishing on welds etc causing possible micro biological organisms to manifst under the fold. This of course is very important to the food industry
  • After beadblasting there can be no acid weeping from joints and the inside of box sections leaving unsightly streaking and contamination on the finished surface
  • A consistent finish time and time again
  • No impingement of ferrous contamination into the surface
  • An accurate cost from your sketch or drawing at the quotation stage, prior to processing