Dry Ice Cleaning / Restoration

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Has anyone experience of dry ice cleaning / restoration? The results are amazing. Looking to see if it's something I can get done, or better yet, grab a machine myself, perhaps as hire.
 
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Has anyone experience of dry ice cleaning / restoration? The results are amazing. Looking to see if it's something I can get done, or better yet, grab a machine myself, perhaps as hire.

I worry about it a bit. In a lot of the vids all they're stripping off is the protective wax coating applied by manufacturers.if you're going to recoat then sure, go for it, be very wary around your paint though.
 
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I worry about it a bit. In a lot of the vids all they're stripping off is the protective wax coating applied by manufacturers.if you're going to recoat then sure, go for it, be very wary around your paint though.

it's the Karcher vid that's got my attention here:
https://www.kaercher.com/uk/professional/dry-ice-cleaning.html

and I've discovered my local oven cleaning specialist has invested in one of these too. The results on ovens look amazing
 
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I think what they're removing in that karcher vid is actually a wax sealant. I'm not saying they don't work BTW, far from it!
Exactly! I was watching that thinking... I paid good money to have that stuff put on my car and that guy is blasting it off :p
 
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ObsessedGarage on youtoob did a fair bit about it recently, granted he's based in the US but could give you more insight into the uses.
 
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it's the Karcher vid that's got my attention here:
https://www.kaercher.com/uk/professional/dry-ice-cleaning.html

and I've discovered my local oven cleaning specialist has invested in one of these too. The results on ovens look amazing

It's literally a mild sandblasting alternative, it even says in the vid "efficient removal of underbody coating" - ie, it strips whatever's on the surface but uses dry ice particles rather than media / sand / whatever this year's fashion is. Use it if you intend to treat the surface afterwards, but there's zero chance I'd be using it on a painted car which I'm not restoring.
 
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It's literally a mild sandblasting alternative, it even says in the vid "efficient removal of underbody coating" - ie, it strips whatever's on the surface but uses dry ice particles rather than media / sand / whatever this year's fashion is. Use it if you intend to treat the surface afterwards, but there's zero chance I'd be using it on a painted car which I'm not restoring.
ok, so to be clear, the complete opposite of what they've used it for in the M5 resto video? Gotcha :D
 
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