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  • DennisP20 commented on Paige Russell's instructable 10 Unusual Uses for Baking Soda11 months ago
    10 Unusual Uses for Baking Soda

    We used the technique to remove paint from a rare two seat Indy car that was being rebuilt. It was a disaster. The problem was that the residual baking soda left on the metal, even with careful cleaning resulted in a multitude of little bubbles forming in the paint after the paint had dried. The piece being painted required extensive cleaning to rework. Although the process sounds like a great idea, there are serious complications to using this in practice for a paint job intended for an automotive finish. In my dealings with others locally this problem is a known issue and auto finishers avoid the process because it is virtually impossible compared to sand to remove the media completely from a big part prior to painting and unlike sand, the baking soda reacts chemically with the paint ...see more »We used the technique to remove paint from a rare two seat Indy car that was being rebuilt. It was a disaster. The problem was that the residual baking soda left on the metal, even with careful cleaning resulted in a multitude of little bubbles forming in the paint after the paint had dried. The piece being painted required extensive cleaning to rework. Although the process sounds like a great idea, there are serious complications to using this in practice for a paint job intended for an automotive finish. In my dealings with others locally this problem is a known issue and auto finishers avoid the process because it is virtually impossible compared to sand to remove the media completely from a big part prior to painting and unlike sand, the baking soda reacts chemically with the paint if even a slight trace is left behind.Don't use this techinque on an automotive finish.

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