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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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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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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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BTCC – British Touring Car Championship Paint Removal

British Touring Car Championship – BTCC Cars Nobody can deny that the BTCC is an amazing, action packed racing Championship.  But, once the season finishes in October, there’s no let up for the teams of people involved.  Almost immediately. work begins to completely overhaul the competition race cars, with plenty of updates and changes to …

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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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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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