This TradeQuip "Made for the Trade" portable soda blaster kit uses safe, harmless dry sodium bicarbonate blast media instead of sand. A low-impact, eco-friendly way to strip paint, use this soda blaster to clean delicate parts, soft metals or to work in areas where other blast media would be a hazard.
Sand blasting is good for a rusty chassis and/or parts, but sand abrasives can ruin the smooth texture of factory sheet metal when stripping the paint and rust. For delicate jobs sodium bicarbonate is a much better choice. Whether you are a professional or hobbyist the TradeQuip soda blasting kit is designed specifically for those delicate soda powder blasting jobs. Recommended media is Sodium Bicarbonate.
Pressurised soda blasting is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional abrasive blasting. A non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, masonry cleaning/restoration, soot remediation, boat hull cleaning and food processing equipment cleaning. Also, effective mould and fire/smoke damage cleanup as it cleans and deodorizes.
More Uses for Bicarbonate Soda Blasters:
You can also use bicarbonate soda blast media (NOT household baking soda) to remove graffiti and grime from brick, concrete, limestone, granite and other surfaces. Other uses included cleaning of delicate substrates; architectural and industrial cleaning; paint stripping; corrosion removal. Use to remove mold and mildew stains from pools, cement, brick, tile, granite, sound stucco, siding and more. Safely strip paint from aircraft aluminium, trucks, motorcycles. Bicarbonate soda also allows heavy-duty removal of oils and grease from engines and floors.
Minimum Free Delivery required to operate this unit (using Medium grit and the Small nozzle) is 400 Litres per minute.
Recommended Compressor Air Supply Delivery is 600 Litres per minute.
- Environmentally friendly: Chemical free stripping
- Uses safe, harmless sodium bicarbonate media not sand
- Heavy duty blaster with fully adjustable media flow: low pressure for sensitive jobs
- Residue and dust can be simply hosed off surface
- Replaceable ceramic nozzle
- Built-in water trap regulator removes moisture to prevent clogging
- Light weight & portable
- Rolled steel construction, forged steel coupler with grab handle for portability
- Easy clean-up - blast residue can be simply hosed off surfaces
- Sodium Bicarbonate capacity: 18kg
- Air Delivery: 400-600 Litres per minute @ 90psi
- Working pressure: 35-90psi
- Maximum pressure: 100psi
- Tip Size: 2.0 - 3.5mm
- Carton: 880 x 300 x 240mm
- Weight: 15kg
What’s The Advantage Of Soda Blasting?
Cleaning & De-Coating in One Step
Standard abrasive blasting is a dirty process, often loading and even embedding the surface with contaminants (grease, oil, tar & abrasive particles) in the process of removing the coating. Recycled abrasives compound this problem by loading increasing amounts of contaminants into the substrate. Pure sodium bicarbonate blast media effectively de-coats and cleans the substrate in one step; producing a level of cleanliness not seen with most processes. The media is not reusable thus eliminating the issue of blasting with re-used media. Coating adhesion relies heavily on surface cleanliness and a surface profile has been used to offset this lack of cleanliness.
Unique Cutting Action
Sodium bicarbonate blast media offers the unique properties of sodium bicarbonate, the primary ingredient. The softness (Mohs hardness scale of 2.4) and friable nature of this crystal produces a unique cutting action with little or no effect on most substrates. For example, thick coatings can be removed from glass without any etching effect. With proper care, delicate substrates can be cleaned without damage.
No Pre-Cleaning Required
For projects where the coating is covered with grease, carbon, salt or other contaminates, the more traditional methods require the coating to be fully cleaned before blasting. This is required so that the contaminants on the surface of the coating not be driven through the coating and into the surface of the substrate, causing future coating failure.
No Need to Re-Profile Steel
Sodium bicarbonate blast media will not profile steel. When an operator removes a coating from a metal surface, he or she exposes the existing anchor pattern under the coating. Unless corrosion has occurred, there is no need to re-profile the surface.
Reduced Solid Waste
Pure sodium bicarbonate blast media can be dissolved in fresh water. By dissolving the media and filtering out the contaminates, the solution can generally be discharged to potable water treatment systems or open waterways, with proper discharge permits. Waste volume is generally reduced to less than 5% of the original waste volume. With increasing landfill costs and liabilities, this advantage becomes more important every day.
Natural Rust Inhibitor
As long as Baking Soda is on a ferrous metal surface, rust will not form. For rust to form, free moisture and an acidic condition must exist. In most cases, free moisture combines with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form carbonic acid. This acid releases a free metal (ferrous) ion, which combines with oxygen (oxidizes) to form rust. Pure sodium bicarbonate blast media buffers the acids, prevents the release of free metal ions and prevents rust.
Reduced Clean-Up costs
Large grain or coarse sodium bicarbonate soda blast media performs roughly the same level of work (somewhat slower) as sand blasting while producing 1/5 to 1/7 of the total waste volume. Although media costs per square foot are higher, site clean up and residue disposal are significantly lower.
Benefits In Waste Disposal
In most non-hazardous applications, the residue from blasting with pure sodium bicarbonate blast media can be rinsed into sanitary drains or sewers, which flush the residue to a water treatment facility, greatly reducing the clean up time. Pure sodium bicarbonate is actually beneficial to waste water treatment systems. For industrial treatment systems, where chemical neutralization is a major cost in water treatment, pure sodium bicarbonate blast media can often save significant dollars in waste treatment.
Increased Worker Safety
The safety of sodium bicarbonate to workers is well understood, since it has been in use for some 160 years. The bicarbonate buffer system is the major extracellular buffer for the human body, thus sodium bicarbonate is part of the body's normal chemistry. Pure sodium bicarbonate blast media is not toxic via ingestion, inhalation or dermal contact, nor is it a skin or eye irritant. Any risk to workers is primarily the contaminate or coating removed during the blasting process.
The same odour absorbing effect seen in the refrigerator at home is present when blasting with sodium bicarbonate blast media. It not only removes the contaminates, it also reduces the unfriendly odours. Sodium bicarbonate blast media does not "dissolve" or "emulsify" grease or oils, it simply coats them causing the grease or oil to release from the surface. It also eliminates the translocation of oil and grease.
Does Not Produce Sparks
Sodium bicarbonate blast media will not produce thermal sparks and is suitable for use in explosion proof areas; including refineries, chemical plants and grain elevators as long as proper grounding techniques are used to prevent a static charge build up. Improved Crack Detection When cleaning metal surfaces for crack detection, standard abrasive blasting tends to peen the crack closed or pack the crack with abrasive, making crack detection more difficult. Sodium bicarbonate blast media actually cleans out the crack, leaving it exposed and easy to see.
No Residue Problems In Small Passageways
Natrium products soda blast media is 100% pure sodium bicarbonate, additive free and water soluble. It can be used to clean critical engine components including those with small passageways. Once cleaned, the baking soda residue can be thoroughly rinsed off by dissolving in water. Traditional blast material are not water soluble and if left after cleaning, can pack into small passageways and possibly damage an engine while on operation.
Reduce Surface Acids
As a strong buffer for acids and alkalis, sodium bicarbonate blast media eliminates acidic conditions on the surface of the substrate. For conditions with high acid levels, acid rain or boiler fly ash, blasting with sodium bicarbonate blast media will reduce coating failures.