FAQs

Honest answers to your important questions

If we’ve learned nothing from running our own business, it’s that there’s no such thing as a stupid question; every question you ask is a chance for us to share our knowledge and experience with you. This is why we’ve taken the time to provide simple, honest answers to some of your most common and pressing questions.

Does soda blasting leave a coating on metals?

No, soda blasting leaves zero residues or coatings on any material it is used on. In fact, the reason for lack of rust after a soda based clean is due to the lack of substances left behind, drastically decreasing the potential for flash rusting.

Can soda blasting cause damage to a surface?

If not carried out properly or done to a surface that is not suited to the process, damage can occur. We have the knowledge and experience needed to determine whether or not your machine/wall/surface is suitable for sand blasting.

Who carries out the service?

A dedicated technician, who has all the requisite training experience to provide a thorough and effective service, carries out all soda and sand blasting work. There are no untrained or inexperienced people in our team.

Is soda blasting safe?

Soda blasting is one of the safest heavy-duty cleaning technologies on the market today. Unlike other processes such as sand blasting, there is no damage caused to any surface we clean.

How long does it take?

There are various factors affecting the length of any job. Any job requiring sand blasting will naturally take longer than a soda blasting service, but few jobs take longer than a single day. Longer jobs usually revolve around the delicate nature of the machine or object. For example, a Torana with original paint requiring mostly exterior cleaning will take approximately 6 hours but if it were a different model or even had new paintwork, times could be drastically different.

Should I use sand blasting?

We recommend sand blasting only be carried out on durable materials that can withstand the abrasive nature of the process. If you are dealing with something that is susceptible to warping or denting, we recommend you opt for soda blasting.

What is the difference soda and sand blasting?

The level of abrasion is the primary difference between the two processes – sand blasting is reliant on abrasion, while soda blasting is entirely non-abrasive.