In the aviation museum Finowfurt you will find many historic aircrafts of the NVA and the former Soviet Armed Forces. Many of the exhibits became old in the meantime and before a new coat of paint can be applied the old paint has to be stripped. A grinding machine can also remove the paint, but also damages the base body.
For this work the vacuum blast method of systeco was tried for the first time. With this vacuum blast technology aircraft paint stripping is done without damaging the fuselage.
Aircraft paint stripping with vacuum blasting
Vacuum blasting is a derived method from sandblasting, which cleans surfaces. In contrast to sandblasting, this method works dust- and spark-free, since removed particles and granulate are sucked off immediately and are filtered inside the cyclone.
This minimally-abrasive technology enables an eco-friendly paint stripping and layer removal from surfaces. With the vacuum blast technology is is cleaned in a permanent cycle. The used granules can be re-used again. The indoor use as well as in high risk areas is possible with this innovative vacuum blast technology. Special health and safety measures are not required.
This eco-friendly blast technology is the perfect alternative to classical sandblasting. Also dry ice blasting and pressure washers are not comparable with this unique vacuum blast method.