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:

Removing wax and incralac from bronze at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Removing old coatings from bronze at the Freer Gallery of Art

Removing epoxy from original paint on 19th century

Removing graffiti from Cor-Ten steel

Cleveland art conservation dry ice solid carbon dioxide blasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleveland art conservation dry ice solid carbon dioxide blasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Cleveland art conservation dry ice solid carbon dioxide blasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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