Talk to The Soda Blasting Guy

Hi Everybody!  Welcome to my blog about soda blasting, the environmentally friendly cleaning method that uses a form of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in place of other non-environmentally friendly, and health hazardous blasting medias like sand.

Just want to give you a heads up.  I’ll be at the Street Rod Nationals at the Kentucky Exposition Center in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky from August 1 – 4.  Stop by Booth 238 sponsored by ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment.  I will be around to answer questions about soda blasting and share some tips, tricks, and suggestions to help you out on your projects.  I look forward to meeting you!

Thanks for reading!

The Sodablasting Guy


13 thoughts on “Talk to The Soda Blasting Guy

  1. We clean exhaust systems for restaurants. These systems are loaded with grease and we use large amounts of water and chemical. Would soda blasting work? As the fans are located on the roof, how far can the soda travel? Thank you John Collins

    • Hi John,
      I know of a number of companies cleaning restaurant exhaust systems using soda blasting. It also works well on grilling, cooking surfaces, and food preparation surfaces. The soda blast stream can only clean what it can directly hit. There is no affect from the “overspray”, so to speak. On grease, the stream should be effective over a distance of a few feet. Some units such as the ACE Model 2-PS, have extension wands available, which extend the distance the blast nozzle can be inserted into the ducting. For example, the ACE extension wand is 4 FT long. I hope this information helps you, and thanks for reading!

  2. I would like to know if soda blasting is used for smoke remediation in an attic is it cleaned back up or left there to absorb the smokey smell?

    • Hi Ryan,
      Basically, the size of the nozzle you can use is determined by the cfm output of your air compressor. If you are using a low cfm compressor, you are limited in the choices of nozzle sizes you can use. In general, the larger the nozzle size, the quicker you can do the job. What is the cfm output of your compressor? If you let me know, we can get a better idea of what will work for you.
      Thanks for reading my blog!
      -The Soda Blasting Guy

  3. Hello,

    Let me give you best regards for the excellent work that you are doing for this blog. I will buy a soda blaster to start to do some small jobs in may garage (striping car paint, some objects, etc..etc..), but i have some trobles to choose one machine. One that i think that will do the job well, is the model c1s from blastitclean ACE Engineering.
    What do you think to this machine?
    Many thanks from Portugal,

    André Macedo

    • Hello Andre,
      Thank you for the kind words about my blog! I appreciate it.
      Choosing a soda blaster can be confusing at times. I’m sorry but I never heard of the model you are asking about. The only ACE that I know of is ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment. They are one of the top soda blaster manufacturers in the world. Maybe you can contact them and see what they have to offer. They make the soda blaster that I use in my business. Hope this helps you out. Thanks again – The Soda Blasting Guy

  4. I want to get into this industry…. but I have to start small..what would you recommend as starting point as far as equipment…… we own diners and I want to clean the grease and such off some stoves and tables ovens etc…….I have already purchased a high output compressor and refrigerated air drier…….nothing will mobile

    • Hi Darryl,
      Thanks for reading my blog! I know quite a few people cleaning all kinds of commercial stoves, ovens, exhaust hoods, etc using the ACE Model 2-PS Heavy Duty Portable Soda Blaster. I helped a very well know food company setup for soda blasting in their food processing plant. All of these kinds of applications are perfect for soda blasting since the media itself is a form sodium bicarbonate. Since you already have a nice air compressor and dryer, all you need is the soda blaster and soda blast media to get going!
      Hope this helps you out. -The Soda Blasting Guy

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    • Hi Pooldude, thanks for reading my blog. The short answer is no. All soda blaster are direct pressure type units. You cannot get sufficient media velocity from a siphon system. Thanks again! – The Soda Blasting Guy

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