[Spridgets] soda blasting

Linda Grunthaner grunthaner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 17:44:05 MDT 2008

I read some links saying it will remove rust and others say it doesn't were
you able to remover any rust with it?
Thanks Linda

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Mike Rambour <mikey at b2systems.com> wrote:

> do have to rinse.
> Long answer is that Soda requires a different sized nozzle and more volume
> (I think) than a normal sandblaster gives you, you can get kits to convert a
> sandblaster to soda but they are just $30-40 worth of parts that you are
> charged over a $100 for. I don't know what the parts are so I can't help you
> on converting.  I just know the internals are slightly different and the
> nozzles different.  If you use a sandblaster you will waste all your Soda in
> minutes or even quicker.
> After blasting, the beauty of Soda is that you can wait a few days to coat
> the steel, Soda will leave a protective finish on that will protect a few
> days (they say weeks but in my garage about 4 or 5 days) and yes you must
> wash it off prior to painting.   It is very environmently friendly but will
> kill grass and vegetation by raising the pH of the soil to a point the grass
> dies, it comes back very quickly after the first good rain. I have not
> killed any lawn or the wife's roses but I have damaged the lawn a few times
> where it turned yellow and looked like it was dying.  The rinse is done with
> plenty of clean water or since I don't like applying lots of water to a
> unpainted metal surface you can also wipe with a moist rag using a mixture
> of water and vinegar to neutralize.  I have been told it can "stain" auto
> paint jobs but it has not hurt any of my cars.
>  I much prefer Soda over sandblasting.
>   mike
>  Linda Grunthaner wrote:
> >  List,
> > Can soda blasting be applied with a small hand held sand blaster gun the
> > kind with the small container attached? Also as I understand it once you
> > soda blast you will need to hose off the metal with plain water, is that
> > correct? After this is done can I apply an enamel paint for the frame of
> > an
> > auto? I won't be doing this to my Sprite (but I may if I like the effect
> > I
> > may in the future) but to another vehicle that is pretty bad shape and I
> > wanted to understand if I need to apply any other product to the bare
> > metal
> > after the soda blasting. Being I have never soda blasted before any tips
> > will help and I have heard it doesn't hurt the environment and leaves a
> > nice
> > clean surface.
> > Thanks Linda
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