Soda blasting is an effective way of removing paint from helicopter airframes. Traditional methods require the use of chemicals or sanding which can be labour intensive. Soda blasting will not damage the frame or panels.
Soda blasting can also effectively strip paint from aircraft wheels. This can substantially reduce the number of man-hours required for paint stripping
in comparison to chemical stripping.
Benefits include:
  Eliminates the need to use harmful chemicals or sanders
  Soda will not damage metal, glass, rubber or aluminium trim
  Soda will not damage or infiltrate hydraulics or engine parts
  Inhibits rust
  Is water soluble and has NO impact on the environment
  Can be done without the use of water or if water is required, only a minimal amount is use