Depending in your perspective, graffiti can both be artwork or an eyesore. For most, it’s undoubtedly an eyesore. There are a number of strategies for coping with it. Painting over it’s the best, however with many surfaces, that is undesirable or not attainable. Blasting graffiti away with abrasives may end up in floor injury and etching, and unsafe chemical compounds are time- and labor-intensive…and unsafe!
There is another quickly growing in recognition: soda blasting, utilizing bicarbonate of soda, extra generally often called “baking soda” (nevertheless it’s not precisely just like the baking soda in your pantry). The know-how was developed within the mid-1980s primarily for the aim of cleansing the Statue of Liberty in and out, a fragile job requiring effectiveness with out injury. This identical technique permits the person to softly and rapidly strip away layers of previous coatings from fiberglass, wooden, metal or aluminum. In truth, we blasted the printed ink off a soda can, leaving the naked aluminum floor prefer it was by no means even coated!
Until now, this course of required a pricey go to by a contractor with cumbersome, costly, trailer-mounted gear. The Eastwood Company now provides light-weight and transportable gear to the person who needs to strip graffiti rapidly and effectively, with a minimal time funding.
Perhaps one of the best function of soda media is that it’s utterly inert and water-soluble, saving you quite a lot of clean-up time, with no environmental influence when the job is completed. Of course the correct steps ought to be taken to recuperate the blasted coating particles earlier than blowing or washing the mud away.
Soda as a blasting media has many different makes use of as nicely. Use it for paint stripping, mildew remediation, cleansing stains from concrete and fireplace injury, and cleansing years of tarnish from copper and brass fixtures.
Soda is extensively utilized in auto restoration to strip paint from steel and fiberglass, and likewise has the power to wash and degrease advanced mechanical assemblies equivalent to transmissions or rear axles, with no hurt to inner transferring elements. Since it’s not an abrasive, it won’t hurt delicate mechanical assemblies, wiring, strains or underhood parts.
As all the time, Eastwood provides our clients the newest and greatest in gear and provides to assist make their tasks one of the best they are often. We now have a number of soda-blasting units to select from, and a number of bicarbonate of soda media obtainable.