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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 5 months ago #318083

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Compliments of "harm" and KZ250LTD:

Blaster

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 5 months ago #319176

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How have I never seen this before?? I must have one.

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 5 months ago #319514

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Holy shit, why didn't I think of this? Thanks for sharing!!

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 5 months ago #320357

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Kick ass, Thanks.:)

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 4 months ago #324376

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Thanks, this should be a big help to me, JD

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 4 months ago #324927

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Just wondering if this would be useful for plastic pieces like a side cover for prep to paint. Seems like it wouldn't cut into it like glass or shells might. Any thoughts?

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 4 months ago #328226

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I sandblast for a living,but I use the Black Magic stuff(coal an glass mixture),I heard of this soda blasting for cars an such but never thought of it for this way.Learn something new everyday.:cheer:

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 4 months ago #328233

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Hello great idea was wondering if i wanted more abrsive results if salt could be used it to will disolve in water thank you

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 4 months ago #328577

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I do not think I would use salt on metal. Any residue will cause rusting and these bikes are already 25- 30 yeas old.

Not a great idea. Ever been to the NE where salt is used on roads. Cars have a vastly redced lifespan.

I would look for an alternative media.

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 3 months ago #330097

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sugar could work.. couldn't it?

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 3 months ago #330142

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There is a grade of soda specifically for blasting, I believe my local TSC sells it, or at least can order it (I hope so cause I'm running out, drats). The cooking grade soda you buy in food stores are not very effective as a gentle abrasive, but does great in surface cleaning such as varnish deposits, etc. Whereas the blasting-grade soda is great for paint removal, surface prep for re-paint, etc. That grade is all soda, but much more coarse, and you can buy it in greater bulk much cheaper than food-grade soda.

Salt is definitely out-of-the-question for obvious reasons stated above. I would not use sugar since I can't ensure all of it gets disolved and washed away prior to heat. The benefit of soda is in its ability to completely disolve upon contact with moisture as it reacts instantly by expanding, foaming and then simply washing away. Easy clean-up! I use it extensively on delicate surface prep and clean-up.

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 3 months ago #330581

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Somebody tell me how salt can rust metal once it's been washed off? Are you guys paranoid or what? Gimme a break here.

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i take it you don't live in a state where they salt the roads in the winter.

if you would like, i will tell you how the chemicals in salt wreak havok on bare metal surfaces

just the humidity in the air will flash rust blasted parts.

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They used to salt here in nd. I've worked in a meat plant where I had to scrub cast iron parts by hand. They have to be dryed immediately or they flash over. If anyone added bleach to the degreaser they would rust no matter what and 3times as much. You could wipe them off and they'd still rust. Bleach is not simply rinse off and it's gone. I just could'nt see how the salt could do damage beyond this point is all I meant.

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I live in Bottineau,ND an U?

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nads.com wrote:

West Fargo

Right on my brother in law lives in West Fargo

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 3 months ago #334813

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So has anyone used this budget soda blaster with the course soda? Just wondering if this setup can be used only with the arm and hammer, or if it can be also used with the proper blasting soda.

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 2 months ago #336804

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I've seen people ask before but I don't think I have seen an answer. Could you use this to clean an engine in the frame without disconnecting anything (spark plugs left in place, carbs and pipes still attached)? Obviously this would not lead to as thorough of a cleaning but for just getting some gunk out from in between the fins and a few other problem areas this could work right? Rather than wash it off afterword could you just blow it off? My engine has enough problems as is and I am not keen on having to spend weeks meticulously going over every inch, or in taking it out and trying to seal up all possible points of entry. Call me lazy but I am just trying to clean up a $200 craigslist find, not enter any bike shows. Any opinions?

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Budget Soda Blaster 7 years 2 months ago #336871

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650 in Vegas - Try Steam Cleaning. Steam will get off the heavy gunk followed by an good old-fashioned elbow-grease washdown to remove anything left over. The bike will dry out.

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