Dry ice cleaning: A new trend in automotive restoration

Automotive restoration is a big business across the world. It helps bring old cars back to life, by restoring, refurbishing old parts, and bringing them back to nearly-new condition. While there are many techniques used by professionals, a new method now seems to be trending, called ‘Dry Ice cleaning’.

The new technique involves using dry ice – the solid form of carbon dioxide with a temperature of around -79 degrees Celsius. The cold material is blasted onto the surface using a pressurised hose for cleaning. The method is similar to media blasting, but without the use of abrasive materials.


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