|What is Soda Blasting?
Soda blasting is a new paint stripping and cleaning technology that propels a bicarbonate-of-soda media (via compressed air) onto the area to be cleaned. This process removes paint and contaminates without harming the underlying surface. Blast material is a specially formulated sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), which is a non-toxic, non-hazardous food-grade material that is 100% water soluble and an environmentally friendly product. Soda blast particles remove surface contaminates by the energy released as the particles explode when pressure-driven into contact with the contaminated surface. The resulting release of energy disrupts the contaminated surface and leaves the substrate completely unaffected.
|Why Soda Blast?
- Soda blasting can clean all types of surfaces.
- Our specially designed soda is delivered to a surface by means of LOW PRESSURE compressed air at high velocity.
- The soft, sharp granules of the baking soda are used to clean, de-grease and remove paint or graffiti from many surfaces WITHOUT damage to the surface including bearings and seals.
- Many other methods such as water blasting sand blasting or chemical cleaning are too abrasive to the surface and are not environmentally friendly. ADVANCED SODA BLASTING uses blasting media that is 100% food grade, biodegradable, non toxic, non hazardous, non sparking, non flammable, water soluble, odorless, non corrosive and mould resistant.
|What are the advantages of Soda Blasting?
Soda Blasting is a ONE step process. Baking soda is an A1 degreaser which is used in the mechanical industry. The benefits include:
- no pre-degreasing or pre-washing.
- no removal of seals and bearings.
- no damage and no pitting of metal.
- no warping of metal.
- paint is removed from metal panels with almost no prep work or masking.
The mechanical uses for soda blasting include but are not limited to industries such as: Automotive, Aviation, Hydraulic, Industrial equipment Marine and Mining.
|What can Soda Blasting do?
Soda Blasting can remove:
- a single layer of paint if required.
- bitumen from glass and metal.
- baked on carbon and grease from food equipment.
- paint and varnish from wood.
- concrete from glass and metal
- grease and oil from engines and hydraulic parts.
- Other uses :
- Soda Blasting can also restore engine frames, wings and parts from the aviation industry.
- Soda Blasting is great for crack detection on parts and structural joins.
|Does Soda Blasting damage the surface?
- Soda blasting can be applied to various surfaces such as glass, aluminum, stainless steel, wood, brick, steel, concrete and natural stone (sandstone, lime, marble) without damaging the surface.
- Soda blasting is capable of selectively remove layers of paint as well as removing top coats while leaving the undercoat in tact. We can even remove paint from an aluminum soft drink can without damaging the can!
- Unlike sandblasting, garnet blasting or bead blasting, soda blasting creates very minimal or NO heat which ensures that the shape and strength of the surface being blasted is retained.
|Will soda blasting warp or damage car panels?
Soda blasting does not generate the heat that traditional abrasive blasting does which is why soda blasting does not warp or pit car panels.