Worried that corrosion is eating away at your assets?

DSCF0039Tauranga Sandblasting provides protection from rust.

Rust protection is key to what we do at Tauranga Sandblasting. We clean grime, rust or old paint off metal surfaces.

Because we only use garnet – a chemically inert substance – it means that any particles that may remain behind on the abrasive blasted surface will not react with the metal, seeding rust. So you have the assurance that the surfaces we treated will remain rust-free for a long time to come.

However, abrasive blasting is only one part of the process to protect your assets.

More often than not, we follow up by applying a protective coating or combination of coatings – whether paint, two-pack or powder coat – on the abrasive blasted surfaces.

Our blasting booth is located alongside a clean, enclosed paint area, so we can apply an industrial grade protective coating to the cleaned surface within less than four hours, while the metal is still pristine.

We specialise in the use of Altex, PPG and International paint systems to give your machinery the best, most practical protection available.

So you can have your metal structures, vehicles and machines looking good and doing their job for as long as possible.

We make sure we do the job quickly, and on the day and time we said we would. That way our operations have minimal impact on yours.

It doesn't matter if you have a boat or a bulldozer, a tractor or a trailer, a machine part or a collector's piece. You can entrust its rust-proofing to us and know it will be cared for and come out perfectly, ready for years of more use.

What we can do for you

The team at Tauranga Sandblasting are experts at removing rust from metal surfaces. Abrasive blasting allows us to not only clean surfaces, but to get into all the little nooks and crannies to blast away rust.

Our site in Mt Maunganui is equipped with a 20m x 6m x 6m protected blasting booth, housed inside an even larger clean warehouse and paint shop measuring 60m x 40m x 20m. So we can accommodate even large machines or prefabricated structures.

We also have a fully equipped mobile unit we can bring to your site.

How we meet our responsibilities towards you, our staff and the environment

Despite our name, at Tauranga Sandblasting we don't actually use sand for our blasting. Instead, we use specially imported garnet particles that are inert and free from the harmful silicates you find in ordinary sand.

This means if garnet particles find their way into someone's airways despite our thorough precautions, the result is no worse than potential irritation. In case of spillage, garnet has no detrimental effect on the environment.

Committed to quality service

Tauranga Sandblasting has been in operation since 1980, and has been under its current management since March 2009.

Managing director Paul Fowler and his hand-picked team of professionals are committed to giving you the best service possible. From the initial booking to the way we keep in touch with you, the timing of our operations and the respect with which we treat your assets – everything we do is aimed at giving you maximum use of your equipment.

So, if you have any metal assets to be rust-proofed in the Bay of Plenty, the choice is clear – Tauranga Sandblasting.

To find out more about we can help you protect your assets against rust, please feel free to contact us.

For a gentler clean on your equipment try our Sodablasting Service Sodablasting is safe, environmentally friendly and
  • Cleans steel, metal, fibreglass and concrete surfaces
  • Strips paint from vehicles, boat hulls & masonry
  • Effective and non toxic on food processing equipment
  • Tough on graffiti & contaminates in the industrial sector
  • Is a non destructive cleaning and stripping process


"Tauranga Sandblasting's team constantly delivers high quality work carried out Safely and on time for the last ten years."

Gull New Zealand Limited

"For the last 7 years we have used Tauranga Sandblasting to blast and re-paint onsite structural steel, refrigeration pipe work and ancillary equipment. Where it is possible, any equipment is relocated to their enclosed and environmentally protected processing facility.

Tauranga Sandblasting have always carried out any work in a professional manner, with due concerns for any environmental, operational and compliance issues before they arise. In conjunction with a paint supplier's specification, we have utilised their experience in recommending  and applying paint systems for long term applications in our harsh environment.

To date, all work done is performing to specification which reflects Tauranga Sandblasting's attention to suitability, preparation and application of paint systems."

Peter B. Martin - Sanford Limited, Tauranga