Sandblasting Vs Soda Blasting in Yachting
Can I use sandblasting technique to remove the old paint from my boat?
Recently I stumbled upon a forum post in a sailing website. One forum member of this website was worried about which specific technique is more appropriate to get a perfect surface finish in yachts.
According to sailing experts soda blasting is perfect for fiber glass boats but it gets poor results in steel frame yachts. One user even claimed that soda blasting left a pitted surface but did not remove all the loose paint . He had to come back and re-do it. On the other hand, sandblasting technique with “000” grit sand gave the best result back to steel surfaces in boats.
In yachting both techniques, sandblasting and soda blasting, are mainly used to get rid of old paint.