Welcome to the world of Soda Blasting
Soda blasting is the gentle alternative to sand blasting and its popularity is growing daily. Soda blasting is a process in which sodium bicarbonate is applied against a surface using compressed air. Because the blasting media (sodium bicarbonate) is extremely friable – soda blasting creates a micro fragmentation on impact, literally exploding the surface materials away without damaging the underlying layer. Soda blasting is a non-destructive method that can be used in:
- automative restoration,
- rust removal,
- paint stripping,
- varnish removal, and
Why is Soda Blasting cleaning so popular?
- It is a DIY essential with many uses.
- It is a fast and gentle method of removing paint, varnish, rust or corrosion.
- Soda blasting does not damage glass, rubber or plastic.
- Being so gentle it does not pit or etch the surface being cleaned.
- No heat is generated in the process so there is no distortion of the underlying substrate.
- The blasting media — sodium bicarbonate is water soluble leaving the cleaned area grit free. This is ideal for cleaning engine parts.
- Ideal for cleaning most surfaces — metal, wood, glass and fibreglass.
- Sodablasting is gentle and environmentally friendly.
See the soda blaster in action:
What do I need to get started?
- An air compressor with a minimum flow rate of 180 litres per minute at 6 to 8 bar.
- A blasting cabinet or an enclosed area. Sodium bicarbonate is alkaline and will make plant leaves and grass go yellow.
- Suitable safety eyewear and mask.
How do I get a Soda Blaster?
- Simply fill in the order form below and a Pro Forma invoice will be sent to you for consideration.
- Regrettably the 25kg bags of sodium bicarbonate can only be delivered in Gauteng. Information regarding the closest supplier in other areas can be obtained on request.
How much does a Soda Blaster cost?
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