Is your antifouling paint rough and worn around the edges of your boat?

Just like caring for a classic car, boats are a prized mode of transport for many and need to be treated like one. Just by giving it a bit of regular TLC can help hugely towards maintaining its value and lifetime.

Soda Blasting will safely and accurately remove many layers of old anti-fouling coating and blisters without harming the substrate. Therefore perfectly preparing the surface ready for repair all in one operation.

 

Clean & restore your boat faster

Soda blasting cleans much quicker compared to traditional cleaning methods whilst being much more cost effective. Saving you time and money in the long run.

Talking of faster, by having your old antifouling paint removed and restored, you may even be able to sail faster. That’s because the roughened surface that’s built up over time could be really slowing you down.

 

Clean and restore your boat safely

Fibreglass and carbon fibre craft can be cleaned safely as only contaminates are removed with no damage to the gel coat .

Steel hulls are stripped to the base metal without distortion. Areas around the rivets, screws and artistic metalwork as found on many narrow boats and wide beam barges are easily cleaned.

 

Contaminant Removal for boat restoration (Soda Blasting)

Rust Removal

Rust is often claimed to be a boat’s worst enemy. That’s because it can be very difficult to remove rust from a boat.

Bicarbonate of soda (sometimes called baking soda) is one of the best substances to remove rust from materials. This technique works particularly well on vessels and other marine equipment.

Soda Blasting Ltd have the tools and experience to get your prized possesion prepared for a full makeover.

 

Paint Removal

Rough and decaying antifouling paint is one of the most common reasons for having your boat soda blasted by our team.

Can you restore or clean smaller parts with Soda Blasting?

The simple answer is yes. Many of the parts can be easily freshened up due to the accuracy of our machines.

There’s an alpahbetical list of items that can be restored at the bottom of this page.

 

How much does a boat restoration project cost?

The cost of restoring your boat varies greatly depending on what you need doing. For example, cleaning and restoring external parts can be much cheaper than having all the mechanical internal parts cleaned.

Get in touch with our experts to find out how much your project will cost you. There’s always a number of options depending on budget too so the Soda Blasting Ltd team can help you with that too.

There’s a number of other methods that can be used depending on the parts you want to restore, these include media blasting and vapour blasting

 

Full marine restoration services

At Soda Blasting Ltd, the flexibility of our processes means we can offer full marine restoration services. So you don’t need to travel the country to find the right people for the right parts.

What can soda blasting clean & restore on boats and marine equipment?

 

Anodised Aluminium

If your anaodised aluminum masts are looking a little tired, then it may be time for a makeover. We can get them looking bright and shiny while giving you piece of mind and tips on how to keep your masts looking cleaner for longer.

 

Allow Wheel Cleaning/Restoration

Sometimes the price is just too high to be purchasing full wheel sets when you are completing a big restoraation project. Soda blsating is a cost effective solution to keeping the wheels you already have.

Boat, Hull and Exterior Cleaning

Arguably, these are the most important parts of the boat. Heloing you preparing for a makeover is where we can make a huge difference in ensuring you get a quality finish.

 

Chassis Cleaning

Safely moving your boat around on land on a chassis that is reliable and manoeuvrable is key. Regular cleaning and maintenance will provide your chassis with a longer life.

Decking

Teak decks need looking after. By taking proper care of your decking, they can last up to 20 years. The simplest way to care for your deck is by simply washing it. However don’t scrub, if you think your decking is in need of more TLC than just a basic clean, give us a call today.

What else can soda blasting clean & restore on boats and marine equipment?

  • Adhesives & Bonding Agent
  • Axels
  • Component Cleaning
  • Electrical Ancillaries
  • Engine Block Cleaning
  • Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals
  • Fibreglass & Steel Hull Cleaning
  • Gear boxes
  • GRP
  • Oil & Grease
  • Mechanical parts
  • Paint Stripping & Layered Paint Removal
  • Plastic Coatings
  • Rubber & Neoprene
  • Rust Removal
  • Stainless Steel Cleaning
  • Surface Preparation
  • Vintage Machinery Cleaning
  • Wood Restoration
  • Wooden Deck Cleaning

You can find examples of our work here.