Car Restoration

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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What is Vapour Blasting / Aqua Blasting?

Vapour blasting is an essential metal cleaning and finishing process, but how does it work? What’s involved? What can a customer expect? Let’s take a look. Vapour blasting (also called aqua blasting, slurry blasting, bead blasting, or wet abrasive blasting) is a great option for those who need engine components cleaned to an impeccable standard, …

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Removing paint from the iconic Jaguar XK120 Pininfarina

1954 Jaguar XK120 Pininfarina The beautiful Jaguar XK120 was released in 1948, 8 years after the ellusive SS100 sportscar ceased production.  The original XK120s were built with ash wooden frames and aluminium panels.  They are ultra rare, but, some examples can still be found today.  The ‘120’ in the XK’s name refers to the top …

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Westgate Classics BMW CSL E9

Westgate Classics Westgate Classics are probably best known for their involvement in National Geographic’s Car S.O.S. TV series, however there is much more to this restoration company. They work tirelessly to make dreams come true in seriously short timescales.  They will regularly complete high-end restorations for customers within their Aldridge based premises. We have been …

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Fiat 500 paint stripping with crushed glass and soda

Fiat 500 Paint Removal The classic Fiat 500 is arguably the most loved ‘City Car’ of all time.  This extra small car was originally designed simply to be a budget friendly, practical car for city dwellers. It proved phenonimally popular throughout Europe with over 3.89 million units rolling off the production line between 1957 and …

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