Surface Preparation in One Simple Step

It’s no secret that coatings last longer and perform better on a clean surface.

Most cleaning methods, however, cause problems of their own. Dry blasting shatters the rust and coating on the surface and embeds abrasive contaminants in the roughened surface. Wet abrasive blasting with untreated water causes flash rust. Other salt removers only remove a few salts, while replacing them with other salts and leaving behind an acidic, conductive residue.

With HoldTight®, there are NO contaminants, NO flash rust and NO residue or film.

HoldTight® completely removes all salts and, therefore, all conductivity. It also removes abrasives and debris from the surface’s profile, providing a better surface area to bond with coating. Since HoldTight® leaves a clean, rust-free surface for up to 72 hours, large areas of structures can be blasted and cleaned completely before coating application, instead of having to be coated immediately after blasting every day.

HoldTight® can be worked into any blasting process to achieve a totally clean surface, with zero flash rust and zero residue left behind. HoldTight® is a clear, simple additive with visible results, eliminating both natural and artificial contaminants. At sea or on land, HoldTight® is safe to use and compatible with a wide variety of surfaces, including steel, concrete, fiberglass, aluminum, composites and more!