Underbody cleaning by dry ice

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Underbody cleaning by dry ice

Postby AAT » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:14 pm

Has anyone used dry ice chassis cleaning in the UK? I saw a car in Switzerland that had the treatment but it had affected some of the paint on the topside necessitating a respray.

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Re: Underbody cleaning by dry ice

Postby jackclover » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:14 am

I recently had a dry ice demonstration on a rusty chassis member. It did not appear to do anything, unlike the well known sand blasting. It can clean brickwork, however.

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Re: Underbody cleaning by dry ice

Postby Smastropietro » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:43 pm

I have seen it used in railway rolling stock maintenance for cleaning the internals of traction motors. It is a good cleaning method for delicate items where you want to remove surface grime or dust without damaging the surface. It is far less aggressive than sand blasting. Soda blasting is another useful cleaning process that for example removes paint without harshly eroding the substrate.

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Re: Underbody cleaning by dry ice

Postby paddysteel7 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:12 pm

I found an article in an early Alvis bulletin (bulletins on a stick) referring to fermented molasses for rust removal so am going to try it soon.
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