Soda Blasting Process Definition, News and Photos

Inventor & Manufacturer

The term "SodaBlasting" was coined by the original inventor, Jerry LeCompte who, with his brother Benny LeCompte, still manufacture the original SodaBlaster® in Houston, Texas.

The Soda Blasting Process

Sodablasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, molecular steel pacification against rust, oil removal by saponification and translocation, masonry cleaning and restoration, soot remediation, boat hull cleaning, food processing facilities and equipment. "


How is SodaBlasting Done?

In the functional process of SodaBlasting you will use a SodaBlaster® which is a self contained system that includes a blast generator, high pressure compressed air, moisture decontamination system, blast hose with remote controls, and a blast nozzle that is capable of handling dry or wet blasting material.

What blasting material is used?

The soda blasting material consists of formulated sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) having a crystalline structure that has a naked eye appearance of course granular sugar as opposed to the conventional powdery baking soda. Blasting soda is an extremely friable material that has micro fragmentation on impact, literally exploding away surface materials without damage to the substrate.

SodaClean “Maintenance Plus” is specially formulated and processed Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) approved for use by FDA, USDA, CODEX, USP, and EPA.   SodaClean is non-abrasive, dissolves in water, and is formulated to be pure and free flowing.  SodaClean is packaged in easy to handle 50 lb bags.

SodaBlasting & Rust

When SodaBlasting is used as the surface preparation method in removing old paint and rust in preparation of a protective coating, other phenomenon occur that are unique to the process.  SodaBlasting will remove electrolytes, such as acids and chlorides, which is referred to as a passivity process to the metal. The result is that the metal will not have activated anode and cathode steel molecules which can be observed by the absence of rust over bare metal after extended periods.  Sandblasted and mechanically cleaned surfaces will rust in as little as a matter of hours.

Benefits of SodaBlasting


Industry Terminology

SodaBlasting - the action of using a SodaBlaster® to clean a surface
SodaBlaster® - the equipment used in the SodaBlasting Process
SodaBlastor - a factory trained & certified contractor doing the blasting
Abrasive Blasting - use of blasting material other than Soda
SodaBlast Cabinet - a cabinet used to blast smaller parts
SodaBlast Cars - SodaBlasting a car as done in auto restoration
SodaBlast Boats - SodaBlasting a Boat as used in Marine Industry
SodaBlast Heavy Machinery - SodaBlasting heavy equipment for painting


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