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Jackson, TN, United States, 2010/02/17 - Green Boating USA, LLC announce that SodaBlast Systems, LLC, of Houston, Texas, and their Eco-Friendly Hull Cleaning and Stripping System have agreed to become a Advertiser/Sponsor.
Green Boating USA, LLC has formulated a 'Green 5 Star Rating System' for Marine Facilities and individual Boaters that are striving to go above and beyond the 'Clean Marina Initiatives'. Our Advertisers/Sponsors are carefully selected because of the products they offer for the Marine Industry to be more Eco-Friendly in the marketplace. SodaBlasting Boats is environmentally friendly, a major concern for repair yards and marinas.
SodaBlasting is a high-pressure, air-driven and non-destructive method of cleaning and stripping paint from steel, fiberglass, aluminum, wood and other substrates using eco-friendly bicarbonate of soda. Removing multiple layers of old paint without harming the boat's substrate can be easily accomplished. SodaBlasting reveals blisters and other hull damage hidden under paint. This can save potential boat buyers thousands of dollars in repairs.
In the SodaBlasting process, a non-destructive stream of air-driven, specially formulated baking soda under high pressure is first used to strip the antifoulant paint and open the blister. Then, to prepare the surface for repair and repainting, the affected area around the blister is feathered by split-second, swirled "micro-blasting." This finishes the surface in preparation for repair. The entire process can be accomplished in 1/10 the time as traditional techniques, resulting in a properly prepared surface that is ready for blister repair and painting.
SodaBlasting is conducted through a network of specially trained, independent Preferred Contractors who bring their mobile equipment directly to the site. They install the plastic tenting around the boat, perform the SodaBlasting and then wrap up the paint and other residue for disposal.
Certified SodaBlast Systems Preferred Contractors are located throughout the United States and Europe. Boat owners and buyers can find a contractor or become one by visiting sodablastcontractors.com and clicking on the "Preferred Contractors" link or by calling (800) 216-7632.
“Having worked on and around boats for most my life, I have had to manually grind, strip, and sand for hours... This paint removal system is a product that will assist Boatyards, Marinas, and Boat Owners with a time saving, eco-friendly alternative to traditional hull stripping. We are very selective in our Advertisers/Sponsors, and we are very pleased to have SodaBlast Systems as an advertiser" says Kevin George, one of the founding members of Green Boating USA, LLC.
About Green Boating USA, LLC
Green Boating USA, LLC (greenboatingusa.com) is one of very few websites a Marina or Boater can go to find Eco-Friendly Marine Products, Services, and Links for almost anything to do with boating. Their goal is to continually strive to put forth the latest trends, products, and regulations. They offer “Clean Marina” Consulting to ISO 14001 Consulting Services for Marine Facilities and to Boaters who want to reduce their Carbon Footprint. They have developed quite a large following on Twitter and MySpace. For more information, visit the website and take a look at how to get certified with the 'Green 5 Star Rating' on the Clean and Green Marina Link.