About Soda Blasting by Midland Precision Blasting

Soda Blasting is the ideal alternative to Sand Blasting. It is efficient, safe, and non harmful to the substrate or the environment.

What is SODA BLASTING ?

Soda Blasting is a process that can strip almost any surface in an efficient and safe manner. Although similar to traditional sand blasting, Baking Soda Blasting has the significant advantage of cleaning the surface without causing harm to the substrate or the environment. Soda Blasting removes paint, coatings, grease, oils, gasket material and surface corrosion from a variety of metals, alloys, plastics, wood, masonry and composites without surface damage or distortion.

Unlike other media, Baking Soda does not use friction to remove coatings so there is no heat created. This prevents warping and pitting of metal. It is prefect for aluminium and glass cleaning and prior to NDT as the process will not close up fractures. Also being spark free the process can be used safely in sensitive environments.

Will SODA BLASTING work on fibreglass cars ?

Yes, Soda Blasting is the safest blasting media for fiberglass. Due to the softness of the media, when applied properly, you can remove coatings without damage to the fiberglass leaving a very smooth finish. We also use it to remove anti-fouling from boat hulls.

Can SODA BLASTING be used on projects with the glass still in ?

Baking Soda Blasting will not harm glass, rubber, chromed metal or polished stainless steel.

Is SODA BLASTING safe ?

YES, we use no solvents or strippers in the coating removal process. The only protection gear needed for the process is a respirator which is used for protection from breathing the dust generated by the process and hearing protection for the noise. So long as the coating being removed allows the soda can be left to wash into normal drains, 100% safely.

Will SODA BLASTING remove smoke damage ?

Soda Blasting will remove smoke damage on Brick, Stone, Ceramic, Glass, Mortar, Concrete and Wood without damage. Also, baking soda will help absorb the smoke odour while it is cleaning. It can be swept up and removed along with the odour! It can remove and neutralise mold as well.

Will SODA BLASTING damage or warp body panels ?

Soda Bicarbonate is an extremely soft media (2.4 on a Mohs scale, talcum powder is 1 on the scale). We use Baking Soda that is manufactured specifically for media blasting by Arm and Hammer. All other media remove coatings by friction, which causes heat to be generated. Baking Soda particles explode upon contact with the surface creating energy. The release of this explosive energy blasts off the coating without generating enough heat to cause even extremely thin metals to warp. Using Baking Soda we can safely strip a soft drink can without distortion. We successfully strip cars, airframes etc. without removing the glass, chrome or rubber as the Baking Soda will not harm any of these surfaces.

After SODA BLASTING what kind of prep work should be done before painting ?

On wood surfaces we recommend a citric acid or 1 part vinegar to 3 part water solution wash before applying any coatings. Steel panels should be keyed using a DA sander, Aluminium will be etched primed and this is enhanced by the pH level of soda. Where suitable, on boat hulls for instance wash down with plain water.

Testimonials

Look no further than Midland Precision.

After hearing only horror stories about blasting oak beams, my partner and I were very wary about having our barn conversion invaded by men in space suits armed with menacing looking equipment! We were very fortunate to find Ed. From first contact to completion of the job, he was a pleasure to deal with. We asked him to do more work whilst on site, we were that impressed. The beams look great and now just need a coat of wax oil to preserve them and protect their lovely colour. So if you are looking for a very professional,reliable and reasonably priced sandblasting company, look no further than Midland Precision

Louise Given

5.0
2015-06-14T13:53:16+00:00

Louise Given

After hearing only horror stories about blasting oak beams, my partner and I were very wary about having our barn conversion invaded by men in space suits armed with menacing looking equipment! We were very fortunate to find Ed. From first contact to completion of the job, he was a pleasure to deal with. We asked him to do more work whilst on site, we were that impressed. The beams look great and now just need a coat of wax oil to preserve them and protect their lovely colour. So if you are looking for a very professional,reliable and reasonably priced sandblasting company, look no further than Midland Precision

Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision

My client had three quotes in to sandblast a building refurb I was Project Managing after external render was removed. We did not go with the cheapest, we went with Midland Precision because they knew what they were talking about and had all the requisite health and safety risk assessments in place. We found Ed from Midland Precision to be a thoroughly nice chap to have on site and they did an excellent job. Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision to anyone who wants to ensure that they get a professional outfit on site

Joe Malone

5.0
2015-04-23T13:26:25+00:00

Joe Malone

My client had three quotes in to sandblast a building refurb I was Project Managing after external render was removed. We did not go with the cheapest, we went with Midland Precision because they knew what they were talking about and had all the requisite health and safety risk assessments in place. We found Ed from Midland Precision to be a thoroughly nice chap to have on site and they did an excellent job. Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision to anyone who wants to ensure that they get a professional outfit on site

Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service

We had a living room with black beams and dirty open sandstone harth cleaned by Ed at Midland Precision Blasting. After horror stories of sandblasting, so we went for Ed and the soda blasting method. We weren't sure what to expect, but Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service leading up to the job, and meticulous when doing it. We now have fantastic stripped beams with all original detail intact, which would have been blasted away by sand. We would not hesitate to recommend Midland Precision Blasting to anyone, and will definitely be using them again to do other rooms in our house.

Alex O'Neill

5.0
2015-01-21T13:30:57+00:00

Alex O'Neill

We had a living room with black beams and dirty open sandstone harth cleaned by Ed at Midland Precision Blasting. After horror stories of sandblasting, so we went for Ed and the soda blasting method. We weren't sure what to expect, but Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service leading up to the job, and meticulous when doing it. We now have fantastic stripped beams with all original detail intact, which would have been blasted away by sand. We would not hesitate to recommend Midland Precision Blasting to anyone, and will definitely be using them again to do other rooms in our house.

Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Ed responded quickly to our need to blast a pair of iron clock faces from our ancient church in a very tight timescale. He took great care with these irreplaceable items and the quality of the end result was first class.

Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Tony Pain

5.0
2014-11-29T13:33:08+00:00

Tony Pain

Ed responded quickly to our need to blast a pair of iron clock faces from our ancient church in a very tight timescale. He took great care with these irreplaceable items and the quality of the end result was first class. Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Highly rate his business and his integrity.

A very delicate operation was required to be carried out on a light aircraft. the result was excellent. Ed stood by his quote despite taking longer due to the complexity and consuming more blast media.
Highly rate his business and his integrity.

Stephen Green

5.0
2014-11-03T13:34:04+00:00

Stephen Green

A very delicate operation was required to be carried out on a light aircraft. the result was excellent. Ed stood by his quote despite taking longer due to the complexity and consuming more blast media. Highly rate his business and his integrity.

His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless

We used Edd on some very delicate brass etching work for a top end piece of furniture we made.
His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless, The end product was a great success. We will be using Precision Blasting for all our future work, where this type of skill is required. I would highly recommend this company.

Adam Foster

5.0
2014-11-01T13:35:35+00:00

Adam Foster

We used Edd on some very delicate brass etching work for a top end piece of furniture we made. His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless, The end product was a great success. We will be using Precision Blasting for all our future work, where this type of skill is required. I would highly recommend this company.

I would highly recommend them.

Very professional service, I had a classic kit car blasted with a multitude of different types of material done, from steel, aluminium, brass to fiberglass. The soda left a protective coating on the steel chassis which still hasn't corroded a few months later. Essential, as I needed to do some fabrication work on it before painting it.
The fiberglass tub came out very well with no damage, essential as sanding/stripping it in the conventional way could have distorted the distinctive lines of the car.
A first class service, honest and knowledgeable about his work. Communication was excellent as well. I was kept informed all the way through the process via email and phone, especially when decisions needed to be made regarding small problems arose with the condition of some of the parts.
I would highly recommend them.

Brent MCC

5.0
2014-11-01T13:36:30+00:00

Brent MCC

Very professional service, I had a classic kit car blasted with a multitude of different types of material done, from steel, aluminium, brass to fiberglass. The soda left a protective coating on the steel chassis which still hasn't corroded a few months later. Essential, as I needed to do some fabrication work on it before painting it. The fiberglass tub came out very well with no damage, essential as sanding/stripping it in the conventional way could have distorted the distinctive lines of the car. A first class service, honest and knowledgeable about his work. Communication was excellent as well. I was kept informed all the way through the process via email and phone, especially when decisions needed to be made regarding small problems arose with the condition of some of the parts. I would highly recommend them.
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