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How We Blast Clean Wooden Beams: From Start to Finish

Traditional wooden beams have a certain distinctive character. But what happens when you want to give your property a new look? You call SBL of course! There’s nothing quite like the distinctive homespun charm of hardwood beams and structures within an older property. But when restoring an older building, there may come a point when …

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The Zetland Lifeboat – Restoring the world’s oldest lifeboat

The Zetland Lifeboat What is the Zetland? Built in 1802 in South Shields, the Zetland life boat is the oldest surviving boat of its kind in the world. The Zetland is a clinker-built, doubled-ended rowing boat, 9.15m long with a 3.1m beam. She required 13 crew members, although she could carry 20 in severe weather.   …

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Blast Cleaning for Motorcycles – Behind the Scenes at SBL

Blast cleaning for motorbikes If you’re looking into options around blast cleaning for motorbikes, we can help. There’s nothing quite like getting on your motorbike and having the wind blow through your hair – under your crash helmet of course! A motorcycle ride does wonders to blow the cobwebs away and reinvigorate your love of …

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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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The Plane Facts About Aircraft and Soda Blasting

Attention aeronautical enthusiasts! Our passion for restoration doesn’t stop at cars, bikes, boats, and buildings. Join us as we answer a selection of crucial questions about aeroplane blast cleaning and restoration. Chocks away! At Soda Blasting Ltd, we have a number of vehicle restoration interests, but one that doesn’t get a lot of coverage is …

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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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