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Old 30th January 2014, 10:57   #1
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Default Soda Blasting in Bangalore: Strip any coating from any surface

A Bangalore based company - www.nulookrestorers.com - has ventured into the arena of coating removal, using the 'Soda blasting' process.

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Conventional methods of stripping / cleaning use acids & chemicals or abrasives and can be laborious and time consuming. Soda blasting uses specially treated Soda (benign pH 8.2) or Kieserite (Neutral pH 7) which are very soft (2.8 / 3.5 on the Mohs scale) and friable, and are designed to be tough on the contaminate and gentle on the substrate. This ensures that the base material is never damaged or profiled, a very important factor when removing paint from auto body parts (metal or plastic or composites) or degreasing engine parts.

The water solubility of these media ensures that there is no residue left in narrow passage ways like the insides of a carb or radiator fins as it can just be rinsed away. The softness of the medium also ensures that it doesn't damage glass, rubber seals and bearings. Hence, there will be no need to entirely disassemble a vehicle. The process is fast and can clean / strip areas which cannot be reached by a brush (e.g. radiator fins).
Services offered:

1. Paint stripping of car body paint, either to the primer or the base metal. NuLook process does not warp or profile the metal and can strip paint layer by layer.

2. Paint stripping of plastic parts like bumpers etc.

3. Engine degreasing.

4. Glass cleaning.

5. Paint stripping from wheels rims.

6. Cleaning of radiator fins.

7. Pistons, cylinder carbon removal.

Interested? Call Chetan Prasad on 98868.66446 / 080 2667.9939

Address:
46/1, Hayavadana Rao Road,
Gavipuram Extension,
Bangalore 560019

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Old 30th January 2014, 14:57   #2
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Nice! this would be super useful for restorer's especially. I am curious to know about the glass cleaning service, is it something to do with hard water mark removal and stuff or more (like scratch removal)?
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Damn why do all such things happen only in Bangalore and not in Mumbai or Pune

Anyway too late, my car is restored; maybe for next project
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Old 30th January 2014, 15:06   #4
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Wow, this is new technique i guess. I wonder how do they remove paint layer wise that to without damaging the undercoat.
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Old 30th January 2014, 17:21   #5
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Thanks, for the Info. Residing in Bangalore, I din't know. It would have helped a lot in my project. (Mods please cancel the previous post.Thanks.)

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Here's a youtube video of the soda blasting process...



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How does it differentiate between graffiti and actual paint? (The Toyota hatch).

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How does it differentiate between graffiti and actual paint? (The Toyota hatch).

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It does not, any kind of blasting, bead / glass / sand / soda works on the same principle. the material used to blast differs based on the parent material and the amount of clean up and end result you want to achieve

I guess soda is the least abrasive of the lot and to remove graffiti and things like that is not soda but the skill of the person using it
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Will this help remove those minute scratches on the windscreen, what kind of treatment do they offer on Windscreens?
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Will this help remove those minute scratches on the windscreen, what kind of treatment do they offer on Windscreens?
No, it will add to more scratches, think of it like a sandpaper with fine level of 2000-3000 odd grit or maybe more
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I guess soda is the least abrasive of the lot and to remove graffiti and things like that is not soda but the skill of the person using it
Not sure if it is the same but Wet / Vapour blasting is the least abrasive of it all. Correct me if I am wrong?
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Not sure if it is the same but Wet / Vapour blasting is the least abrasive of it all. Correct me if I am wrong?
Yes, how vapour blasting is more a de-greasing and cleaning procedure; not something you will use for abrasively remove material

Like: Engine cases, carb internals etc I would use Vapour

Abrasive Blast: for sheet metal, frame parts etc
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A Bangalore based company - www.nulookrestorers.com - has ventured into the arena of coating removal, using the 'Soda blasting' process.
Thanks GTO. Spoke to the guys and have made plans to buy the equipment from them.
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Thanks for sharing GTO! Sure a delight to restorers' ears.

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Thanks GTO. Spoke to the guys and have made plans to buy the equipment from them.
Wow, now I know whom to take help from while I plan to restore our 190 fintail Have always wanted to have a look at your projects, may be next time when I am in Madurai. Share us a video if you happen to buy them for your projects please.
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Another member interested in soda/sand blasting has anyone bought the machinery itself want to get a small mini unit of my own , any pointers here , it would be of great help....
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