But now there's an easier, more environmentally friendly method that'll just blow you away. We bet that, if you thought of blast cleaning at all, you saw it as an almost entirely industrial solution. Well it isn't any more, with the latest fully mobile equipment there are a range of domestic, hobby and DIY applications for soda blasting.
It is the process of propelling an abrasive medium against the surface to be cleaned or treated. According to the abrasive medium used and the pressure behind it this will then remove various coatings as listed, or even dirt and grime.
With an abrasive like baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) this will not alter or damage the item being cleaned or stripped. In the case of metals, soda blasting will leave behind a 'flash rusting' protected surface.
Here at Blown Away UK we have the latest equipment which is fully mobile, admittedly mounted on classic trucks but we love our classic cars and vehicles, indeed it was classic car restoration that inspired us to start this business.
As we looked into it further though, we realised that there was a huge potential for this process in other areas, in fact it's true to say that there is not much we can't clean up with our equipment, just ask!