Soda blasting — the environmentally friendly, chemical-free, cleaning process that does not damage the substrate
Soda Blasting is an environmentally friendly, chemical-free, cleaning process using specially formulated granules of bicarbonate of soda and controlled amounts of compressed air. This soda blasting pistol from Laser Tools (part number 7137) works with a workshop compressed air supply and gives impressive results with no damage to the substrate. Soda is a very soft abrasive and soda blast cleaning is non-destructive — the soda particles shatter upon impact providing a thorough cleaning action that leaves a harmless and safe water-soluble residue.
There are numerous applications: it is ideal for engine components, it cleans, degreases and removes carbon deposits effectively, and is completely harmless on aluminium components. One of soda’s main benefits in terms of automotive use is that it does not cause the surface to heat up — making it essential for cleaning large, flat vehicle components (such as bonnets and roofs), and those made of aluminium or carbon fibre; both potentially at risk of heat warping. Additionally, because soda is water-soluble, any residue left on components such as engine parts can be simply washed away with water – minimising the chance of blocked ports and holes.
Can also be used safely on brick, plaster, vinyl, glass, wood and more, without damage. Great for freshening up exterior garden furniture — old varnish, staining and mould is quickly removed. Graffiti removal becomes straightforward — gently and quickly strip away spray-painted graffiti leaving the base surface clean.
The soda blasting pistol is available now from your Laser Tools stockist.
Posted on Friday 06 April 2018