By Eric Golubic, Green Ice Technologies, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What is Dry Ice Blasting?

It’s an exclusive, eco-friendly process to safely clean auto and truck exteriors. It removes dirt, bugs, and road grime leaving no residue.

Dry ice blasting uses a high-velocity stream of dry ice pellets to clean.

Using compressed air, this process blasts carbon dioxide pellets that disintegrate on impact and lift off the dirt.

This gentle process can clean leather and fabric interiors but is strong enough to remove dirt and can even remove paint if needed.

Benefits of using the dry ice cleaning method include:

  • Non-toxic
  • Non-abrasive
  • Odorless
  • Safe for most surfaces: metal, wood, concrete, wood, glass, and textiles
  • Eliminates secondary waste
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Faster than alternative methods
  • No disassembly and reassembly required
  • Quick, safe, and efficient

Below is a 2019 Land Cruiser that came up to Indianapolis from Texas. The vehicle was driven through salt water, which caused the undercarriage to rust. I first cleaned the undercarriage and suspension with dry ice. I then applied Permatex to the surface rust, which stops it from rusting. I then applied a rust barrier paint.

About the Author: Eric Golubic has over 20 years of detailing experience and two years of dry ice blasting experience. One of his career highlights is getting to detail the cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. He recently moved into the role of National Director of Training for Detailing World and Green Ice Technologies.