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Would it be possible / reasonable to soda bast a boat yourself.

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Re: do-it-yourself soda blasting

In a word NO.

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Re: do-it-yourself soda blasting

Agree with TQA, though soda blasting itself that hard if you're handy, it would really suck if you screwed up on the boat. Also, unless you've got a big crew I can't see it being that much faster since you have to collect and dispose of all the media too, and the protection to avoid it going everywhere is much more labor intensive to set up(positive pressure in, filtered air out).
It does a very nice job though, and fast IF you have the manpower.
they recently did a 36 here, and it was over 400lbs of soda to shovel up and bag and dispose of.
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it can create quite a mess,just be sure it doesn't run into any nearby water,epa,the c.g.and dnr tends to get uptight about that
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Re: do-it-yourself soda blasting

Hey,

I watched the crew that soda blasted my boat. No way would I do that. They were good and did a great job. They spent more time in preparation and clean up than they did blasting. They had big $ in tarps, tape, safety gear, etc.

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Re: do-it-yourself soda blasting

The blaster unit is a small part of the equipment. It takes a lot of CFM( as in big gas powered compressor) to do a large area like a boat bottom.
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