Abrasive Sponge Blasting

Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Middle Tennessee

Lucas Motorworks, Welding & Fabrication offers abrasive sponge blasting and cleaning services, an innovative form of blasting, micro-abrasion services, and surface/contaminant cleaning.

Sponge blasting offers unique benefits beyond those of traditional blasting, sandblasting, vapor blasting, wet blasting, or dry ice blasting.

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What We Can Sponge Blast And Clean

Since abrasive sponge blasting has applications in most industries, it’s easier to start by classifying the material types that we can blast:

  • Iron-based metals (i.e., steel, wrought iron, cast iron, alloys)
  • Non-iron-based metals including specialty metals (i.e., aluminum, copper, brass)
  • Masonry (i.e., brick, concrete, stone)
  • Rock (i.e., granite, marble, quartz)
  • Fiberglass (i.e., A-glass, C-glass, E-glass, AE-glass, S-glass)
  • Wood (i.e., soft to hard woods)
  • Resins (i.e., thermoplatics, epoxys, castings)
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Abrasive Blasting & Cleaning Process


Review your item(s) and learn your expectations.


Create restorative or abrasive profile recommendations.


Create an estimate and a timeline for the blasting service.


Deliver your item(s) to us or we can safely transport them.


We have a viewing room if you’d like to watch the progress of your project.


Safe under cover storage until pickup or delivery.

We strive for excellence
in everything we do.

We strive for excellence
in everything we do.

We strive for excellence in everything we do.

From your customer experience to the strength of our welds.

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Why We Recommend Sponge Blasting

Abrasive sponge blasting offers superior results compared to traditional blasting, sandblasting, vapor blasting, wet blasting, or dry ice blasting.

  • Commerical & Industrial Machines

  • Metal Frames

  • Decontamination

  • Pressure Vessles

  • Paneling

  • Tanks, Fuel & Storage

However, unlike other forms of blasting, sponge blasting expands our ability to work with a wider variety of projects and substrates.

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We Can Sponge Blast Sensitive Items

There are several options for sensitive or structurally delicate items. For example, those with a surface finish that needs to remain undisturbed. We may also choose from sponge media options infused with plastic abrasives and cleaning agents.

  • Historic Statues

  • Monument Rehabilitation

  • Environmental Contaminants

  • Graffiti Removal

  • Lead Paint Remediation

  • Efflorescence & Exfoliation

  • Soot, Char & Smoke Damage

  • Stone & Marble Cleaning

We’re able to remove minimal substrate with a focus on only smoke, grease, waxes, dirt, grime, and other contaminants. We can remove contaminants without damaging the surface.

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We Can Blast to Manufacturer’s Specification

Coatings typically fail when your blast and recoat against the manufacturer’s recommendation. By knowing which coating is coming after abrasive blasting, we can return the surface back to the original (or proper) profile.

  • Marine Applications (i.e Boats)

  • Assembly Line Equipment

  • Housings

  • Wheel Assembleys

  • Furniture

  • Heat or Cooling Exchangers

  • Agricultural Equipment

  • Safety Equipment

  • Material Handling Equipment/Machines

Sponge-Jet blasting creates a surface profile that not only impacts future maintenance costs but sets the coating up for long-term success.

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How Sponge Blasting Works

Using unique composite sponge media and a micro-containment process, the performance of our abrasive sponge blasting and cleaning operations delivers superior results. From the sensitivity towards statues and antiquities to the aggressive surface preparations of industrial machines, our Sponge-Jet system allows a renewed condition or appropriate surface preparations prior to the application of coatings.

Sponge Blasting System

There are four major components that make the process possible:

  • Air compressor
  • Feed unit
  • Reclaiming unit
  • Recycling unit

The air compressor generates air pressure and the volume of air needed to activate the process. The feed unit dispenses sponge media as a blasting or cleaning process. When the process is finished, the vacuum system “reclaiming unit” collects the dispensed media. The recycling unit sorts through the media for reusable product, and the process is repeated.

Sponge Media Options

We use one or more of the 19 different types of sponge media (aka composite abrasives) designed for different applications. Each with different “aggressive ratings,” cleaning profiles, surface specialties, and stripping characteristics.

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Thank you for your continued business

Tom T.Tom T. ★★★★★ I searched local metal shops and found Lucas Motorworks, Welding and Fabrication. I had a simple request of having a winch mount plate modified to fit my truck. Michael greeted me upon entering and not only did he take care of the job, he did it for free due to the simplicity. In todays world of inflation that speaks volumes! Highly recommend!brookr2brookr2 ★★★★★ Lucas Motorworks, Welding & Fabrication, LLC is the standard to beat. Michael and his crew helped us relocate a large canopy at our automotive repair shop in Tullahoma. They are professional, prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them. Thank you team Lucas Motorworks! Rob Brooks, Owner Big Springs Garage, LLC.Charles L.Charles L. ★★★★★ Michael Lucas is very caring, conscientious and detailed oriented. Not only is he an expert in his trade , but he treats his customers with care. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.Lilanie A.Lilanie A. ★★★★★ "Awesome staff and beyond fair!!!I had the simplest project. I was actually embarrassed to ask them to fix my mom's 'must-have' bar stool. Although they had much bigger jobs to do, they found time to repair it. This will totally be where we will go if we get around to a heavier lift. Thanks guys!!!William M.William M. ★★★★★ Lucas Motorworks was extremely helpful got on my project immediately and performed top quality workmanship. Thanks guys y’all help me out of a big jam.Gary F.Gary F. ★★★★★ Great Group! Great customer focus! Michael the owner personally advised me on my 16 ft Aluminum ATV Trailer fabrication needs. His staff was equally as helpful. I was able to get my trailer updated and fixed in just about a 24 hour turn-around and was back on the road. I highly recommend this easy to work with group of professionals!Very Satisfied Consumer,GTFBrian O.Brian O. ★★★★★ If you are looking for a welding shop in Murfreesboro Tennessee I highly recommend Lucas Motorworks. Top notch company, great work, fair prices and friendly employees. I have used them for several jobs and they have always delivered to the highest standard.Alisa W.Alisa W. ★★★★★ Very professional, responsive, and helpful!! Went above and beyond which is so hard to find anymore!Cathy L.Cathy L. ★★★★★ Had issue with getting my trailer hitch off of my pathfinder, Michael and one of employees were friendly , Helpful, were able to get the hitch off. I will definitely use them if ever needed,Sincerely Chuck LeviLannie P.Lannie P. ★★★★★ This place is wonderful! I felt they listened tentatively to what I needed, and patiently explained what can be done. They were VERY friendly, professional, and all around nice. I just needed a screw welded to a seat and they treated my small project with equal importance to others. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!Cheryl W.Cheryl W. ★★★★★ We are very happy with the service and quality with Lucas Motorworks!! They were friendly and did a great job. We will be back and highly recommend them.Mikey's MotorsMatt P.Matt P. ★★★★★ The thing about a successful business in my opinion isn't only knowledge and experience, how you treat your customers is a huge part. The folks at Lucas were courteous, professional, and very helpful. I happily look forward to doing business with them again.Mark C.Mark C. ★★★★★ Lucas motor works, welding and fabrication took on a small job and welded some of my broken rebar on my bottle tree. They were prompt in returning my phone call message even on a day they were closed. They were professional, quick on getting the tree back to me. I would recommend them for any welding projects small or big. Thanks again Mark.Jim L.Jim L. ★★★★★ Had a small project to repair a port light for my boat - Lucas did a beautiful job. They got to it the same day and called me when it was done as promised. Excellent customer service and very reasonable rates.Mary Ruth H.Mary Ruth H. ★★★★★ I needed 3 metal shelf rails cut down and they handled the job quickly and efficiently! Please use Lucas for all your metal working - very nice and friendly to work with!Christina S.Christina S. ★★★★★ My husband and I own Hamilton Rae, LLC. We are a kitchen and interior design studio in Murfreesboro, TN. We worked with Michael at Lucas Motorworks, Welding & Fabrication, LLC recently and had a FANTASTIC experience! Not only was he one of the nicest guys, but he also got to our project quickly and the price was the best we have found. We will be forever loyal customers for any metal needs in the future. You cannot beat their quality or service.Ken S.Ken S. ★★★★★ The guys here went above and beyond to take care of me. I brought in a one off job and they treated me as if I was one of their major customers. Thanks to their work I was able to stay on track with my other jobs with minimal down time, and all of this with great rates and a very professional staff. I would recommend them to anyone!Charlie P.Charlie P. ★★★★★ No job is too small for Michael and his team. They took care of my project the same day. If you need metal work done, this is the place for great customer service!Vikki D.Vikki D. ★★★★★ My husband had a small piece to break off on the grass catcher for the zero turn mower. They welded it for free. Thank you.Corey H.Corey H. ★★★★★ I needed stainless welded in a hurry and I had never used this company but they got the part used in the food service welded up while I waited. Great place to do business !Skip H.Skip H. ★★★★★ It was nice doing business with Michael, his communication was great and he was very fair. Will definitely do business with him again and refer others his way!Alan H.Alan H. ★★★★★ Took in a side brace for a tow dolly that had broken at one end flange and cracked at the other end. Michael welded the broken flange back in place and repaired the crack. The brace looks like a new part. Would recommend Lucas Motorworks to anyone needing expert welding services.Mustafa S.Mustafa S. ★★★★★ Great customer service and a great metal supply. Have helped us with welding and fabrication projects. Thank you Lucas!T PT P ★★★★★ This is a place to go with all your steel purchasing needs very helpful with cutting the material the size you need no job too big or too small for them excellent customer serviceTrey P.Trey P. ★★★★★ They guys are amazing! Super friendly and great prices. Also offered up some great advice and some help! Definitely can’t beat that. This is the best place to get the metal you need for sure!Emily M.Emily M. ★★★★★ So glad we found Lucas Motorworks Welding & Fabrication!! The bumper on our coffee trailer (a converted travel trailer) cracked due to the weight of our generator and we needed help asap. Lucas Motorworks picked up our call and got us in that same week. They repaired our bumper so that it would be able to hold the weight of our generator and completed the repairs a few days early. They worked fast trying to make sure we didn’t have to miss an event. Phenomenal quality and customer service. We’re excited to work with them in the future to have a custom generator shelf built on our coffee trailer. We felt entirely comfortable leaving our trailer and equipment in their hands.Malinda M.Malinda M. ★★★★★ I own a donut shop and fry screen cradle broke and I needed it done ASAP. I spoke to Michael and he was very nice and offered his assistance last minute …thank god! So we get here and within 10 mins it was fixed! Everyone up here is so nice I would definitely use them for future services and recommend this place to anyone who needs any welding done! I’m definitely a happy customer! :)Quentin Campbell (.Quentin Campbell (. ★★★★★ I spent 3 hours trying to get a bolt out of my car that they had out in less than 3 minutes. They didn't even have enough time to take a cigarette break before they had the job done.will C.will C. ★★★★★ I took my truck in there to get a bracket that I wasn’t able to find and they were able to build it and install it. It’s held up well and they were very friendly and great to work withJana C.Jana C. ★★★★★ Best in the business! Quick, reliable and quality work! You will not be disappointed with this crew!Grace C.Grace C. ★★★★★ They were very friendly and were able to help me identify what I needed to fix my trailer! They got me in that same day, will be using them for future needs.Nigel S.Nigel S. ★★★★★ This is the go to place for fabrication, Michael was extremely patient and knowledgeable answering any and all of my questions. They produce extreme quality work as well, if you need any fab work done I wouldn’t look anywhere else.John D.John D. ★★★★★ Michael and his team have the equipment and the know-how to handle any repairs or mods you can throw at them, and at a reasonable price.Lucas Motorworks is the go-to welding shop. Hands down.Dihydrogen M.Dihydrogen M. ★★★★★ I needed a piece in my minivan to support my flooring. Was very kind and helpful. The finished piece was a work of art. He even spray painted it to keep it from rusting. Would definitely recommend for future projects.Ken G.Ken G. ★★★★★ Jacob was awesome at the quick response of a quick fix for me.I would highly recommend Lucas motor works for any of your welding needs.Alison W.Alison W. ★★★★★ Our 5th wheel travel trailer suspension broke such that we couldn't continue driving. Lucas Welding came to us within an hour of my initial call and fixed us right up. Their staff was amazing, polite, and dud a great job. Thanks!!Sandy S.Sandy S. ★★★★★ You know when you meet Michael Lucas that he will do his best to see that you are happy with your final product. He is honest and it shows. He fabricated a heat deflector for my fireplace and let me know all along the way when to expect completion. He is exemplary with details! I will certainly use his company again, if needed.Autumn M.Autumn M. ★★★★★ Highly recommend Jacob!!!! 5-star customer service, attention to detail, and most importantly... KNOWLEDGABLE! I will recommend their services to anyone. 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