In 2014, Cleveland area art conservation center McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory purchased a dry ice, solid carbon dioxide (CO2) blasting machine.
A mid-sized industrial grade machine was purchased from Continental Carbonic after research and consultations on the most suitable size for the expected range of projects we would likely engage the technology.
Now, three years later (2017) the machine has proven itself to be incredibly valuable in a number of projects:
Certainly we were not going to test this new technology and our new machine immediately on art.
So we brought out a rare Triumph motorcycle for aluminum engine cleaning.