Soda blasting is different than traditional abrasive blasting because it is environmentally friendly, soft, water soluble, and does not generate heat. It works great because the soda crystal is angular and sharp, which provides tremendous cutting power for paint and surface rust removal. Beyond that, Soda is also the only blast media that is capable of absorbing odors (i.e. fire restoration) and perform true degreasing (Soda encapsulates the grease – other abrasives just push it around – this is called translocation). Lastly, because it is classified as a soft abrasive, it will not create a profile on fragile substrates or soft metals.
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