Costa Blanca Yacht Services
MEDIA AND SODA BLASTING - but with the delicate touch!
BLASTING, but with the delicate touch!
Traditional blasting is usually carried out with sand or grit, often leaving some damage, such as pitting or perforation, to even metal surfaces. Cars, boats, aircraft, metal bridges etc. have all suffered surface damage while their owners or managers strive for a perfect surface for painting.
NOW THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE
SodaBlasting uses only 100% water soluble Sodium Bicarbonate, which removes the paint without ANY damage to the surface underneath. It can be used not only on metal, but also on fibreglass (as found on boats and cars), to remove graffiti from concrete, and to clean many other specialized materials. The non-flammable properties of Sodium Bicarbonate allow it to be used for cleaning in the petroleum industry where other methods cannot be used. The non-toxic properties of SodaBlasting mean that it can also be used in areas used for processing food, etc.
It's quicker, cleaner and eco-friendly.
It will soon be the only way to blast.
It's now available on the Costa Blanca.
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Most boat bottoms have never been completely stripped, simply because it is costly and very labour-intensive using conventional methods. Instead, one coat of paint is applied over another and another and so on. Eventually, all that is left are layered coats of peeling paint and possible gelcoat failure. Not such a pretty sight, but, more importantly the hull integrity is diminished, as is boat operating performance due to a rough bottom surface and the added weight of excessive layers of paint.
The answer is SodaBlasting; an air pressure driven, non-destructive method of cleaning and paint stripping for fibreglass, wood, steel, aluminium and other materials. SodaBlasting is fast, cost effective and flexible. SodaBlasting will remove the layers of old paint without harming the gelcoat. Most boats can be soda blasted in just one day with a much more thorough outcome than traditional methods. Areas around through-hulls, running strakes and prop pockets and be cleaned like never before. SodaBlasting will prepare the surface for gelcoat repair, possible application of an epoxy barrier coating and application of new anti-fouling bottom paint. This will ensure years of coating life service and better operating performance because of reduced weight and less drag.
In summary, SodaBlasting will support and sustain good hull integrity while improving performance in speed for sailing and motor craft with lower fuel cost.
Normal stripping techniques on vehicles require sanders and grinders to remove paint and rust from the surface. Such methods usually require two or more days to prepare, strip and clean. However, SodaBlasting’s, non-destructive abrasive characteristic allows vehicles to be completely stripped in just a few hours
SodaBlasting removes carbon, grease, oil, gasket material, surface corrosion and paint from a variety of alloys, plastics and composites without substrate damage or distortion and leaves hard, anodized coatings intact.
Our method reduces cycle time by cleaning and degreasing in just one step. Unlike glass beads or plastic media, SodaBlasting requires no pre-wash and its water solubility allows for complete rinsing, eliminating the risk of ‘spent’ media lodging in tight places or critical passageways.
SodaBlasting effectively removes paint down to the base material without damage to the metal, glass, plastic or aluminium trim on vehicles. SodaBlasting is ideal for cleaning all types of vehicles. The baking soda will not damage or infiltrate hydraulics or engine parts so heavy plant, fork lifts and similar vehicles require minimal preparation.
SodaBlasting saves hours of manual labour and will leave an excellent finish. It reduces ‘non production’ or ‘offline time' significantly. It is non-toxic, biodegradable and has no effect on the health of operators or bystanders. In most cases, a rinse with water will completely remove all traces of the baking soda.
The best way to combat graffiti is a quick and effective removal of it as soon as possible. Councils and private owners find SodaBlasting the best way to remove unsightly and sometimes offensive graffiti. The concrete or brickwork or other substrate is completely unscathed by SodaBlasting and the residue can simply be washed away. Removing graffiti within 24 hours or less is a big factor in preventing further incidents. The offenders may come back to hit the same area again, but after the second or third time of quick removal they feel it is a waste of their time and materials.
SodaBlasting is extremely effective at removing fire and/or smoke damage both internally and externally. Soda is a natural deodoriser and works well at removing the smells that are associated with fire, smoke and mould as well as the physical deposits that are left. SodaBlasting will not scratch glass or damage any surface harder than the soda itself. This is very useful when removing fire/smoke damage from buildings where steel and glass feature heavily.
SodaBlasting in the Food Industry:
SodaBlasting is used in the food processing industry as an alternative to traditional cleaning systems. Food plants have many cleaning challenges such as heavy duty processing equipment, conveyor belts, plant floors and walls. Pressure washers do not effectively clean food contact surfaces; they simply act as a high impact rinse. Most scrub brushes and cleansers only partially clean the surface of equipment and require the use of harsh (and sometimes dangerous) chemicals. SodaBlasting, however, uses a harmless baking soda in a high-pressure machine to thoroughly clean any surface without damaging the substrate.
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