Car Restoration

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Blast Cleaning & Media

If you’re here, you’re probably curious about what goes into blast cleaning. Where did the concept of blast cleaning come from? When is blast cleaning generally required? What materials are used in the blast cleaning process? It’s all really quite interesting – well, we think so anyway! So let’s strip it all back to basics …

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Restoring Japanese Imports – Paint Removal

Restoring Imported Japanese Cars ‘Restoring imported Japanese cars’ is a bold headline, to be perfectly honest! If you’re looking into this area, you probably already own a Japanese import of some description.  There’s a huge market there for some outstanding cars at very reasonable prices.  The only problem being that once you’ve imported a beautifully …

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Get the Love Back: A Beginner’s Guide to Vehicle Restoration

There are all kinds of vehicle restorers out there – and as a blast cleaning company, we’re lucky enough to meet a lot of them! Some are seasoned veterans at the restoration game, whereas some are complete newbies. Restoring a vehicle is a really rewarding pursuit, especially if it’s a vehicle that means a lot …

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Blast Cleaning for Racing Cars: The Dos and Don’ts

How to remove paint from race cars If you’re wondering how to remove paint from race cars, then we can help. While the rest of the northern hemisphere is coming to terms with the end of summer, the team here at SBL are getting pretty excited. We’re slap-bang in the middle of race season.  When …

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Our Complete Guide to Classic VW Blast Cleaning

Our Complete Guide to Classic Volkswagen Blast Cleaning We’re huge fans of classic Volkswagens here at Soda Blasting Ltd; in fact, it was an original Beetle restoration project that sparked our love for revamping old vehicles in the first place! Despite the manufacturer’s origins, the Volkswagen name has stood the test of time; with Beetles …

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Removing paint as part of a MkII Ford Escort Restoration

Ford Escort Mark II The second generation Escort was produced from 1974 to 1981.  They’re a much loved member of the Ford Escort family, with a squarer body style that distinguishes the car apart from it’s Mark I predecessor.  Escorts have proved popular throughout the world – with many recent restorations beginning with the classic …

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