superior finish left by Sodablast saved us days of skilled labor.
I highly recommend them and will definitely be using Sodablast again for antifoul removal."
Garavan - Knights Racing, Yacht Project Management
Removes layers of old paint in one 1/10th of the time of traditional
Removes bilge oil film, old bottom paint and exposes blisters
Is mobile and can move from boat to boat, yard to yard
Does not penetrate the protective gel coat
Ensures hull retains no drag due to multiple layers
of paint being removed
Environmentally kind using little or no water
Antifoul Removal Process
"There were multiple layers of antifoul on the Christine
Ann and we knew that hand sanding was a daunting task. We were
very wary of using abrasive blasting on her spotted gum hull
but the Sodablast method proved to be very successful and left
the timber intact. I would highly recommend Sodablast to timber
boat owners who would normally avoid abrasive blasting" - Graeme
Harper,Christine Ann Charters
a boat hull for painting can be one of the toughest jobs
that's why many marinas or boatyards usually end up doing the
work. But traditional power washing is not effective against
removing bilge-oil film, old paint and blistersand rougher
methods like sanding and chemical treatments can destroy the
boat's thin gel coat. Blasting the surface with a high-power
stream of bicarbonate of soda, the same material that soothes
an upset stomach, removes multiple layers of old paint and opens
up blisters for repair in 1/10th of the time.
Employing the same technology used to restore old cars and remove
graffiti, Soda blasting directs a high pressure (75 to 150 psi)
stream of soda and air at the hull. Sodablast Pty Ltd provides
the Sodablast equipment along with trained operators who easily
trailer the units to the job site and move the machine among
individual boats. Simple plastic tenting around the boat contains
the removed paint and dust, which is then easily collected and
An added benefit of Sodablast is its ability to expose hidden
problems, especially blisters that have been covered by multiple
layers of paint. Boat surveyors, working on behalf of prospective
boat buyers, rely on Sodablast to pinpoint problems that could
otherwise be overlooked.
sailors and high-performance boat owners who dislike speed-robbing
bottom paint, the Sodablast process will completely remove all
existing paint from the gel coat in preparation for a final
surface buffing. For new boats, Sodablast removes the shine
from the gel coat before the bottom is painted for the first
paint suppliers appreciate Sodablasts ability to properly
prepare the hull for a blister-protecting barrier coat. Often
overlooked or improperly done, preparing the surface for a barrier
coat is an extremely important step that ensures proper adhesion
of subsequent anti-foul coatings. In this procedure, the Sodablast pressure is decreased, which allows the gel coat to be gently
etched without damaging the hull. This allows the barrier coat
to firmly bond to the surface of the gel coat.
remove existing blisters by conventional methods, hundreds of
man-hours are often necessary. Sodablast can safely and effectively
remove 500 blisters and feather the edges for repair in only
a few hours. In severe cases of blistering, the entire hull
of a 36-foot boat can be simply and safely undergo the Sodablast procedure in half a day or less.
Sodablast can safely and effectively remove multiple layers of bottom
paint and prepare blisters for repair at lower costs than any
take every care not to affect the immediate surroundings (particularly
other vessels) by tenting the entire blast area of the hull.
All contaminants removed by the Sodablast process are safely
contained and disposed of appropriately.
Sodablast technique is extremely quick and efficient. This allows
boat yard owners to process many more boats and hence perform
other maintenance and repairs as well as increasing the amount
of anti-foul paint jobs required!
Soda Blasting reveals blisters and other hull damage hidden under paint. This
can save potential boat buyers thousands of dollars in repairs
multiple coats of bottom paint by Soda Blasting quickly exposes
blisters, without damaging the surrounding gelcoat.
us today at 858 650-3300