[Vwdiesel] dang blast it...here's some soda for you

McCanless, James james.mccanless at lmco.com
Mon Feb 7 15:03:35 EST 2005

 There was a time with the non-mobile soda blasting the biggest issue
was disposal of the potentially hazardous material that the soda
removed, such as paint. Cleaning of the runoff was paramount. It may not
be an issue in Ohio but I doubt it.


-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
On Behalf Of Michael Hitchings
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 2:38 PM
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Subject: [Vwdiesel] dang blast it...here's some soda for you

I went to the local car show this weekend and one booth was setup by a
local guy who does mobile soda blasting. He uses baking soda. Apparently
it will remove paint and such materials, but won't harm
chrome/plastic/glass/trim/etc.  The best part is it does not mar the
finish at all and fills the pores in the metal to prevent rusting for
about 2-3 months in most climates.  I was very intrigued. He said all he
needs for his setup is an open commercial area (too loud for the
residential) and a supply of water (for cleanup...hose the ground).  We
asked about the cost for a VW Beetle body (circa '67) and he stated
about $350...not bad when you consider the sandblasting/bead-blasting
place wanted close to $1000. 


http://www.blasterclean.com/SodaBlasting.htm   ....just as an example




Message: 12
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 08:53:55 -0800
From: "H . Hagar." 
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Beadblasting 101 # 2 ---( parts cleaning by blasting
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Like I said many times ---- them krauts are tricky (meaning smart).

Some years ago I walked in to a paintshop -----on the floor was skip
after skip of Rogers sugar.

The boss was a German ---- I looked at him and asked whats about the
sugar ?

Said he ---for blasting ----- "How sweet is is" said I.

Pure genious. EH ?





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[Happiness is understanding how things work]

Dr. Rudolf Diesel. In 1912, Diesel said, "The use of vegetable oils for
engine fuels may seem insignificant today. But such oils may become in
course of time as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of
the present time."

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