Questions, Sandblasting, Tips, Uses

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.

Sandblasting Boats
Sandblasting Can Easily Used With Boats

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  1. A young boy and his dad went out fishing one fine morning. After a few quiet hours out in the boat, the boy became curious about the world around him. He looked up at his dad and asked “How do fish breath under water?” His dad thought about it for a moment, then answered “I really don’t know, son.” The boy sat quietly from another moment, then turned back to his dad and asked, “How does our boat float on the water?” Once again his father answered, “Donít know, son.” Reflecting his thoughts again, a little while later, the boy asks “Why is the sky blue?” Again, his dad answered, “Donít know, son.” The curious boy, worried he was annoying his dad, asks this time “Dad, do you mind that I’m asking you all of these questions?” “Of course not son”, replied his dad, “How else are you ever going to learn anything?”
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