benefits of soda blasting
Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is a form of Baking soda
Soda blasting is the latest technology to safely strip paint and clean most any surface. The soda blaster uses compressed air to deliver sodium bicarbonate based media (baking soda) onto the surface to be cleaned. While at the outset this seems similar to sandblasting, all similarities quickly fade. Sand is a hard, heavy material that can wreak havoc on any substrate. It will pit glass, tear up rubber & plastic and etch metal. Soda blasting has none of that. When it strikes the material you are soda blasting the crystal explodes outward and the explosion is the force that strips your target of grease, paint, rust, mold, dirt, calcium, whatever it is you are removing.
Soda is eco-friendly, non-poisonous and can be dissolved in fresh water
Sodablasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, surface rust removal, graffiti removal, calcium removal from swimming pools, facade cleaning, tile cleaning, masonry cleaning and restoration, soot remediation, boat hull anti-fouling removal, boat stern gear propellers and drive shafts, etc.
Soda Blasting is light-abrasive, and surfaces are therefore treated gently.
Soda is a very soft blasting media so that it is used for non-destructive blast cleaning. It is absolutely environment-friendly, non-toxic and totally safe in use. It is soluble in water and can even be fed into the public sewers. Because sodium bicarbonate shatters on impact, it is much gentler than sandblasting or media blasting. It is suitable for use upon chrome, plastics and even glass if applied correctly. Soda is also used to remove mold and smoke damage, as sodium bicarbonate is a natural deodorizer.