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  • Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

    Just to share:

    Engine bay:



    Exterior + Interior:



    Anyone uses it? Rough estimate of the cost of equipment?

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    Re: Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

    Dry ice-blasting is a form of abrasive blasting, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a surface in order to clean it. Instead of using hard media to grind on surface which will damage it, dry ice blasting uses soft dry ice which is accelerated at supersonic speeds and creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable item off the underlying substrate. It’s a good way to clean the things without damaging it. There are many company supplies equipment for Dry Ice blasting. I found a link where there are some suppliers who offer Dry Ice blasting equipment. You can Buy or Rent the equipment.

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      Re: Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

      Second video at 1:48

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        Re: Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

        ^^^HA good eye

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          Re: Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

          It's been a while since I looked into them, but the equipment itself wasn't that bad (Started at about $1000). The real expense comes from the HUGE amounts of air they need (100 CFM range). Ever priced a tow behind or underdeck PTO driven air compressor?
          Brandon
          Custom Cleaning Concepts, LLC
          (435) 249-4CCC (4222)
          "When you want your ride as clean as can be, you need to call CCC!"

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            Re: Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

            I don't quite understand this, wouldn't dry ice hit the surface at an extremely lower temperature? Wouldn't that be damaging to your car's plastic or leather?

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              Re: Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

              I'll stick with engine degreaser.

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                Re: Dry Ice Blasting (Completely waterless engine bay cleaning)

                Originally posted by FungGuy View Post
                I don't quite understand this, wouldn't dry ice hit the surface at an extremely lower temperature? Wouldn't that be damaging to your car's plastic or leather?
                I realize that this an old thread...but 'dry ice' is -109

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