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EcoQuip 2 Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment

Vapor abrasive blasting (also known as wet abrasive blasting) removes coatings, contaminants, corrosion and residues from hard surfaces. It's similar to dry blasting, except that the blast media is moistened prior to impacting the surface, reducing dust significantly and also reducing the amound of water used when compared to traditional wet blasting.

EcoQuip vs. other wet abrasive blasting equipment

Some might claim that their products are "dustless" or "dust-free," but the reality is there is no such thing. Sure, using a wet abrasive blasting machine will cut down on the plume of dust you get from dry blasting, but you're also left with a puddle of water. Make sure you understand the facts around dustless blasting.

With Graco's EcoQuip 2 Vapor Abrasive blast equipment, you will see up to 92% dust suppression over dry blasting without the wet, slurry mess you get from traditional wet abrasive blasters.


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How does wet abrasive blasting work? 

Water and abrasive are combined in a pot under water pressure and then precisely metered into the airflow. When wet abrasive impacts a surface, the additional water weighs the particles down and creates a “dustless” effect.

Since EcoQuip 2 uses less water than slurry or other water-based technologies, pools of water aren't left behind so there is less need to worry about toxic runoff.

Wet Blasting and Vapor Blasting

Dust suppression with EcoQuip 2 - Up to 92% less dust

If reducing dust is critical to your business and you are in the market for a new blast machine, be sure to research the claims manufacturers are making to ensure you are buying from a reputable company.

Graco tests 100% of our products internally and has third party qualification tests to make sure we provide customers with best-in-class products and support. Learn more about the testing we did with EcoQuip in this Dust Suppression Report Summary.

Better than dry blasting

  • Consumes far less media
  • Eliminates up to 92% of airborne dust
  • Saves on clean-up and disposal costs
  • A quick and powerful alternative to dry blasting
  • Adjustable to a wide range of blast pressures
  • Works on virtually any surface
  • Won’t damage substrates*
  • Works with all job-appropriate media
  • Effective in rain and high humidity

Better than slurry and traditional water-based blasting

  • Uses far less media
  • Uses far less water
  • No toxic wastewater runoff**
  • No large slurry mess to clean up
  • Adjustable to a wide range of blast pressures
  • Effective in virtually any application environment

*When blasting with recommended media at appropriate pressure

** Assumes blasting without hazardous media or target surface. If hazardous materials are involved, more PPE may be needed and containment or clean-up may be required.

Respirable Silica Comparison

Concerned about OSHA's regulations around respirable airborne dust and respirable silica? See how EcoQuip 2 compared to dry blasting and water-injection blasting.


Brochures and articles to help you learn more about the benefits of EcoQuip 2.

EcoQuip 2 Brochure

EcoQuip 2 Vapor Abrasive Blast Equipment Brochure

EcoQuip 2 abrasive blasters can be configured to cover a wide range of applications. Read this brochure to find out which EcoQuip 2 model makes the most sense for your business.

What is Wet Abrasive Blasting Article

What is vapor abrasive blasting?

Wet abrasive blasting can substitute for sandblasting for virtually any application, but there are surfaces, conditions and environments for which wet blasting is especially advantageous. Learn about the differences between vapor abrasive blasting and other types of wet blasting, as well as the various media that can be used.

Choosing a Blast Nozzle

How to Choose a Blast Nozzle

Various factors will determinze which nozzle works best for a particular blasting job. Compressor size, media and application all need to be considered. Learn what you need to know to choose the right blast nozzle every time.

Dustless Blasting is a Myth Article

True Dustless Blasting is a Myth

When a blaster invests in equipment believing it to eliminate dust, his misconceptions can be costly. Read this article to find out what you should be aware of before making an investment.

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EcoQuip 2 Models:

EcoQuip 2 EQp

EQp – A powerful, affordable blast unit that's easy to move and even easier to use.

EcoQuip 2 EQm

EQm - Compact and perfect for portable blasting, like cleaning/restoration jobs.

EcoQuip 2 EQs

EQs - Truck-ready, high-performance, industrial grade abrasive blaster.

EcoQuip 2 EQs Elite

EQs Elite - High-production, truck-ready, fully-loaded abrasive blasting system.

EcoQuip 2 EQs2 Twinline

EQs2 Twinline - Two pots and two nozzles - double the production potential.

EcoQuip 2 EQ200t

EQ200t - Self-contained blasting trailer with 200 CFM @ 100 PSI compressor.

EcoQuip 2 EQ400t

EQ400t - Our largest self-contained blasting trailer with integrated compressor.

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