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:: Cars

Soda blasting is ideal for preparing metal or fibreglass vehicles without scratching, damaging or warping fibreglass, rubber seals, plastics, glass, hydraulics or metals such as certain aluminium and chrome. Normal stripping techniques such as sanders, grinders, chemical stripping or traditional sand blasting to remove paint takes several days to completely prepare, strip and clean metal surfaces. The non-destructive abrasive characteristics of Soda blasting reduces cycle time by cleaning, de-greasing and paint stripping all in one step. There is no other paint stripping method available today that can do all that.

Natural Rust Inhibitor

As long as the baking soda residue is on a ferrous metal and is free from moisture, rust will not form. For rust to form, free moisture and an acidic condition must exist. In most cases, free moisture combines with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form carbonic acid. This acid releases a free metal (ferrous) ion, which combines with oxygen(oxidizes) to form rust. Baking soda buffers tht acids, prevents the release of free metal ions and prevents rust.

No Need to Re-Profile Steel

Natrium 260 Soda blast media will not profile steel. When an operator removes a coating from a metal surface, he or she exposes the existing anchor pattern under the coating. Unless corrosion has occurred, there is no need to re-profile the steel. If there are areas on the metal surfaces that do exhibit rust or corrosion, SBA will lightly blast the area (on the agreement of the owner) with a coarser abrasive.

:: Concrete walls, Bricks and Pavers

From painted or fire damaged concrete and brick walls to soft limestone monuments, or even sandstone walls and pavers, soda blasting knows no equal. Because of the non-destructive abrasive effect of soda blasting, either hard or soft masonry and stone surfaces can easily be cleaned in a matter of minutes. In most cases where outside blasting is being performed concerning paint removal or smoke damage to outside walls, a small amount of water is used to help suppress the dust caused by the blasting process. To ensure no contaminates reach or leak into the storm water system and ultimately our waterways, we use and recommend Geo-textile socks and drain covers which is in accordance with EPA and all local council requirements.

:: Boats

A boats gel-coat is the protective barrier to the underlying fibreglass. Once damaged, water can penetrate between it and the fibreglass creating blisters, fractures and delamination of the gel-coat. This damage often goes un-noticed and is often covered by many layers of paint. The boat owner is often unaware that his hull has been compromised until its too late. Conventional hull cleaning and paint stripping methods rely on scraping, sanding and hazardous chemicals. Scraping heavy accumulations of marine growth off a vessels bottom can easily gouge a hulls gel-coat and cause serious damage. Sanding and sand blasting are the most destructive paint removal process in the marine industry.

Most boat bottoms never get completely stripped due to the cost involved. Over a period of time, heavy layers of peeling paint create a rough surface. A rough surface creates drag, decreased performance, results in poor fuel efficiency and if there is water penetrating the gel-coat, eventual loss of hull integrity. Soda blasting is simply the most effective hull cleaning process available today! Itís a high pressure, non destructive, air-driven process that safely removes paint and contaminants. Soda blasting is able to remove anti-fouling paints and marine growth safely in a fraction of the time of traditional methods The process also reveals any blisters, cracks, potential delamination, or gel-coat damage from prior maintenance before they become a serious problem.

Before we begin any paint removal process, we always perform a test patch on the hull to ensure all parties are happy with the results. A type of plastic skirt is taped just above the water line on the hull to ensure all contaminates that are being removed are contained and do not enter the waterways. When the paint removal process is finished, SBA will clean the area, and thoroughly hose down the hull to ensure any residue from the soda is cleaned off.


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