What is Media Blasting with crushed glass?

Media Blasting is much the same process as soda blasting.  It still uses compressed air to propel media onto a surface, however different materials to soda are used.

Our most popular method of Media Blasting is often referred to as ‘Bead Blasting’ which is when very fine glass beads are used.  Bead Blasting is as safe and effective as soda when used to remove paint etc, however it leaves the surface slightly rough, unlike the smooth finish usually provided by soda.

Media Blasting can be a quicker process than Soda Blasting so is often the preferred choice when paint stripping vehicles (where the end result is due to be painted over!).

Is there a Media Blasting Service Near Me?

Our media blasting base is in the West Midlands but is fully flexible in where we can deliver our services. The main areas we cover are the

  • North West – Manchester, Liverpool, Chester
  • North East – Leeds, Middlesborough, Newcastle, Sunderland
  • Midlands – Sheffield, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Birmingham
  • Wales
  • Scotland.

Our experience is second to none, so if you really do want the best in the industry, please get in touch here to find out if we can come to you.

Is glass bead blasting a noisy method?

As a large compressor is used, media blasting is a relatively noisy process.  Operators are required to wear ear protection whilst the compressor is running and request that anyone in the immediate area do the same.


Where is the work completed?

We are pleased to offer media blasting services in our purpose built Blast Room within our Unit in Bilston, West Midlands.  We are also fully mobile and can complete work on site when needed.


What about pre and post clean up?

As glass bead causes no damage to the surrounding environment, very little clean up is required – the used media is swept up and disposed of as regular waste.  If sensitive equipment is near by or work is to be completed in a busy area, we would advice masking or tenting the item before commencing work.


Why are your prices not fixed?

To ensure we offer you the best rates possible, we often need to complete a test patch on the surface that requires work.  As some items may need more attention than others, for example vehicle bodywork may have several layers of paint to remove, the price will vary accordingly.  Once we have given you a quote you can rest assured this will not change, even if – on the odd occasion – the work takes a little longer than expected.


Why is it more expensive to complete work at my address?

When completing work at your address, we need to factor in additional running costs to your quotation.  This includes travel costs as well as running costs of equipment, as the mobile compressor runs from power generated from our van’s engine.


Why choose Soda Blasting Ltd?

As a family-run business, we are proud to be friendly, reliable and efficient.  Offering the most effective range of blast cleaning solutions on the market, along with in-house and mobile services, ensures we are always able to help with your blast cleaning needs.