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Soda Blasting

60 Years of Automotive Soot Removed from the Battery Street Tunnel

Crystal Soda Blast was tasked with removing the thick soot from the ceiling of the Battery Street tunnel. The build-up of carbon exhaust included lead deposits, so the job was considered a lead abatement project. There is not a single blasting media that will work for every application and Crystal Soda Blast was able to…

Anatomy of a Soda Blast Professional

Even the smallest soda-blasting job can be hazardous to your health. It is for this reason that all of our blasting specialists at Crystal Soda Blast take great precaution in wearing the proper safety equipment while working. A lack of proper safety equipment can result in health issues including hearing damage, skin burns or eye damage from flying debris and getting small particles sucked in to the lungs.

Why Clean With Soda?

We use a variety of medias to blast with including sand, dry ice, and walnut shells. But why soda? Prior to soda, sand was the main blasting media. Sandblasting, however, is abrasive and erodes the substrate coatings, pitting glass, tearing rubber, plastic and etching metals. Soda blasting can be used wet or dry to remove paint, corrosion, biological contaminants, oil, grease, carbon and many other coatings.

When Do I Need a Professional Soda Blaster?

So, how do you know if soda blasting is right for a restoration project at your home or for your business? Here are some tips and examples to help you decide whether a professional soda blaster is right for your surface restoration project.