Engine Soda Blasting Service in Utah
Cleans Auto & Engine Parts
Cleaning engine parts is one of the most basic procedures that a machine shop will do, yet it is also one of the most important parts of the engine repair procedure. Before you can really inspect the parts for your engine to determine what will need to be done to them, they have to be cleaned. If the parts aren’t clean, it’s hard to measure them and inspect them for defects etc.
Also if you are restoring an engine and want it to look original, then it must be completely cleaned of all rust, old paint etc so that you can refinish it after it is assembled.
Soda Blasting Before & After:
What is soda blasting?
Soda blasting uses a form of ecofriendly sodium bicarbonate to remove most types of coatings and soils including paint, carbon, mold, oil, dirt and more, from almost any surface. The soda blast media is a large, jagged, irregular shaped crystal of sodium bicarbonate. It is this crystal size and shape, which is responsible for soda blasting’s unique cleaning properties. When delivered under pressure, through a soda blaster, the crystal shatters upon impact with the item being cleaned. The shattered crystals are reduced to a fine powder once used. As a result, soda blast media is a one-time use media.
This soda is coarser than that used at home and does a very good job cleaning parts without hurting the underlying metal in any way. Another advantage to using soda is that it easily dissolves in water so that a quick rinse is all that is needed and you don’t have to worry about left over cleaning material hurting your newly machined parts.
Why Soda Blasting?
One big advantage to cleaning with soda is that it breaks down in oil vs. glass or other abrasives, which can easily wedge unseen in oil galleys and wreak havoc on motors, especially those with common “VVT” variable valve timing.