ACE & Armex at 2017 ATRA Powertrain EXPO

The picture above shows the ARMEX exhibit at the 2017 ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association) EXPO being setup.  As you can see, ARMEX uses an ACE “Soda Plus” soda blast cabinet to demonstrate their soda blast media at trade shows.

#Sodablasting is a great way for transmission and engine rebuilders to clean parts.  Soda blasting is non-destructive, meaning that it does NOT change any surface or dimensional characteristics of the part.  Unlike glass bead blasting, you do NOT have to worry about possible media retention ruining an engine or transmission, since soda is 100% water and oil soluble.  Just blast, rinse, done…no worries.

ARMEX (Arm & Hammer) trusts using ACE soda blasting equipment to demonstrate their product.  If you are thinking about getting involved in soda blasting, shouldn’t you consider it for your engine or transmission rebuilding operation too?

All of our equipment is made in the USA in our Grand Haven, Michigan factory where have have been building all kinds of abrasive blasting equipment since 1976.  Give us a call at 1-888-772-3263 to talk to one of our technical specialists about how soda blasting can help your engine or transmission rebuilding business become more profitable.  You won’t be sorry!

#sodablasting #sodablastingequipment #enginerebuilding #transmissionrebuilding 


ACE Sandblasting Cabinet featured on Garage Rehab!

Our ACE Model 3 Sandblasting Cabinet was one of the featured pieces of equipment on Discovery Channel’s Garage Rehab last week.  This was the second episode where Richard Rawlings and his team used our equipment to turn a losing garage business into a winner!

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The Garage Rehab crew knows the importance of having high quality equipment to make money.  All of our ACE sandblasting, bead blasting and soda blasting equipment is made in the USA to our exacting standards.  High quality, American made equipment at an affordable price is what we are known for around the world.

If you are looking to make your business more profitable, give us a call at 1-888-772-3263 to discuss your needs.  We can help you choose the right piece of equipment to make your business a winner!  You won’t be sorry.

#sandblastingequipment #GarageRehab #ACEsandblastingequipment #sandblasting #abrasiveblasting #autoshop

(Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel and Garage Rehab)

ACE Soda Blasting and Abrasive Blasting Cabinets on TV!


(GAS MONKEY GARAGE – Dallas, Texas – ACE Soda Blast Cabinet with Dust Collector & ACE Abrasive Blast Cabinet with Dust Collector)

ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is excited to announce that our ACE soda blasting and abrasive blasting cabinets will be seen on 2 of Discovery Channel‘s biggest hit TV shows…Fast N’ Loud & Diesel BrothersACE teamed up with Armex and Safety-Kleen to make these projects a reality.


(Fast N’ Loud – photo courtesy of Discovery Channel)


(Diesel Brothers – photo courtesy of Discovery Channel)

Diesel Brothers follows Heavy D, Diesel Dave and the team at Dieselsellerz as they build big, bad trucks, pull elaborate pranks and push the limits with new stunts. Diesel Brothers launched during Discovery’s “Motor Mondays” in January and in its first season, the show is pulling more than 2 million viewers per episode and is currently the network’s highest-rated new series in adult 25-54 in more than two years.

Fast N’ Loud is the most watched automotive related TV show in America. Fast N’ Loud follows the exploits of motor mastermind Richard Rawlings and mechanical prodigy, Aaron Kaufmann, who search the far flung corners of Texas and surrounding states for forgotten and derelict classic cars to buy and restore at their Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas. Fast N’ Loud has over 3 million followers on Facebook.

We installed an ACE 40″ x40″ Soda Blast Cabinet with 400 cfm Dust Collector in both the Gas Monkey Garage (Dallas, TX) and in Dieselsellerz (Woods Cross, UT).  These soda blasting cabinets were chosen to provide a way to clean various engine, transmission, suspension, drive train, and other component parts with the unique properties of the soda blasting processSoda blasting does not harm chrome, glass, seals or bearings, and does not change any surface or dimensional characteristics so critical in truck and automotive applications.  Also, soda blasting eliminates problems associated with media retention in hard to clean areas like threads and oil passages since soda residue simply dissolves in water.  Just ask anyone who has ruined an expensive engine due to a small piece of hidden blast media how important that is!

We also installed an ACE Model 4 Split Top (48″ x 24″) Sandblast Cabinet with 100 cfm Dust Collector in the Gas Monkey Garage for use with other more aggressive medias, like aluminum oxide and glass bead.  All of our Abrasive Blasting and Soda Blasting Cabinets feature all-welded construction using 11 and 14 gauge steel with cross braced legs for a work deck capacity of 2,000 lbs.!  Our equipment is known for its rugged construction, ease of use, simple maintenance, backed by the best customer service in the business.

Safety-Kleen  provides environmental services to both garages and was instrumental in spear heading these projects.  Armex provided the soda blast media for use in both garages.  We would like to extend our sincere thanks for all of their help.  Thank you!


L to R -Dan (ACE), Brian (Armex), Jason (Gas Monkey Garage) & Mike (Gas Monkey Garage) with the newly installed ACE 40 x 40 Soda Blast Cabinet with 400 cfm dust collector


Dan shows Jason how to adjust the blasting pressure.  Mike tries his hand at soda blasting while Mike H (Safety-Kleen) looks on.


(Dieselsellerz – Woods Cross, Utah – ACE Soda Blast Cabinet with Dust Collector)

If you are interested in learning more about our equipment,  just give us a call at 888-772-3263 or 616-392-9090, and find out how ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment can save you time and money. Call today!

Come see us at the Charlotte Motor Speedway June 2 & 3!

ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment will be at the Charlotte Motor Speedway June 2 & 3 giving soda blasting demonstrations using one of our ACE soda blasting cabinets with Armex soda blast media.  The event is the Parts Cleaning 600, sponsored by Safety-Kleen.  Admission is free, but you have to register first.  If you would like to attend, just call us at 616-392-9090 or email us at and we’ll send you the registration form by email.

If you’re curious about soda blasting, just come to the Speedway and try out the ACE soda blasting cabinet for yourself!  You’ll be amazed at how it cleans engine and transmission parts like aluminum cylinder heads and turbocharger housings, for example.

We’ll see you there!

Armex Charlotte Motor Speedway

Think outside of the box with soda blasting

Our good buddy “The Soda Blasting Guy” has just published a great article about soda blasting applications that most people don’t usually think about.  It is well worth reading and may get your ideas flowing about how soda blasting could be used for your project or business.

Here’s the link:

Soda Blasting Childhood Memories!

Check it out!

2015 Street Rod Nationals – Booth 238


You are invited to visit our Booth #238 at the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY from August 6 to August 9, 2015.  We will have a nice selection of our blasting equipment on display and available for purchase: sandblasters, media blasters, soda blasters, replacement parts and blasting media.

You can see our complete line of products on our website at:

Stop by to say hello and discuss your auto restoration needs with our knowledgeable staff.

Wee look forward to seeing you! Don’t miss it!

How To Sandblast


We get a lot of inquiries from people who are interested in learning how to sandblast.  With that in mind, we decided to produce an easy to understand beginners guide on the subject.  The term “sandblasting” is a generic term, which originated from the early days of abrasive blasting, when sand was the original type of blasting media commonly used.

While this guide is called “How To Sandblast” it actually encompasses all types of abrasive blasting, such as soda blasting and media blasting.  The guide is not a comprehensive instruction manual.  You can think of it as a beginners overview, sort of like Sandblasting 101.  It is an introduction to give you an idea of what is involved should you decide to explore abrasive blasting for your project, hobby or business.

Should you decide that you would like to learn more about a particular type of abrasive blasting, we encourage you to give us a call at 888-772-3263 or email us at:

We have technical support people, who have years of experience in different types of projects.  We can help you determine the best way to approach your particular project, or assist you with selecting the best equipment to meet your needs.

We hope that this guide provides you with an easy to understand introduction to abrasive blasting!  Here is a link to the guide:

Hope this helps you!

Who We Are

ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in high quality, affordable, American made media blasting equipment. We have been making all types of media blasting equipment since 1976….sandblasting equipment, abrasive blasting equipment, soda blasting equipment, bead blasting equipment.

We originally started out primarily focused on automotive related users. And while still a large part of our business, we have continuously branched out to service many different types of customers, from mold and fire damage restoration companies to woodworkers, swimming pool cleaners, boat yards, construction companies, school districts, governmental agencies, equipment rebuilders, and many, many other customer groups; each one having its own set of unique challenges and requirements.

As a result, ACE has developed a highly knowledgeable and capable customer sales and support team, well experienced and helpful to customers on a very wide range of uses and applications. Using our problem solving capabilities, we have assisted customers on hundreds of different kinds of projects and jobs. Our straight forward approach to helping customers select the proper kind of equipment and media, has earned us a reputation as honest and sincere people to deal with. There are no used car salesmen or telemarketer types in our organization. We don’t oversell our products, tell lies about of our competition, or use high pressure sales tactics.

All of our equipment is made to function in an efficient and cost effective manner. We don’t use “bells and whistles” to increase the price of our equipment. Efficiency, cost effective purchase price, and low operating costs are our goals.

Our abrasive media blast cabinets are made out of 11 and 14 gauge steel with all welded construction. Our in-house powdercoating line produces a rugged, durable finish, which protects all of our equipment for many years. We use ASME certified pressure vessels on all of our direct pressure blasting equipment. Adjustable pressure regulators, foot pedal operation, hi-visibility florescent lighting, large viewing windows, and generous armholes make for an operator friendly and comfortable work experience, when using our ACE blast cabinets.

Our soda blasting equipment is used worldwide, and is recognized and well known as a reasonable cost alternative to other higher priced equipment, without sacrificing performance. Our ACE Model 2-PS Heavy Duty Portable Soda Blaster, for example, is the choice of many professional and do-it-yourself types around the world from Australia to Zimbabwe.

How can we sell such high quality equipment at affordable prices? It’s simple. We sell factory direct, without middleman markups. Our parent company sells the exact same equipment through many of the very large industrial supply companies with their standard markups and large overhead budgets for things like paid internet ads, large print catalogs, and brick and mortar retail stores. When you buy directly from ACE, you skip all of that.

Visit our website at or give us a call at 888-772-3263 to find out how we can help you solve your media blasting, abrasive blasting, or soda blasting needs. You’ll be glad that you did.

Business booming again at classic-car repair, restoration shops

In Detroit, where most people earn their living from car making, there’s also many who take their earnings and put it into their classic car’s restorations. But in the years when employment in that area dried up, so did the babying of vintage cars.

It’s been picking up, though, in the past few years, as well as the increased value of classic cars, and the amount of people participating in the area’s biggest car show.

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ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in soda blasting and sandblasting equipment and accessories. ACE makes custom built sandblasting cabinets and custom built sodablasting cabinets in addition to our portable soda blast product and regular product offerings.

How to Choose Springs for Your Next Hot Rod Project

This article makes it very clear on the reasons why the suspension system is very important in a car and how a vehicle’s weight, height and function makes a difference in which type of springs are needed.

It goes over, in detail, the pros and cons of each kind of spring, and gives specific attention to Hot Rods and custom cars built from 1949 onward.

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ACE Automotive Cleaning Equipment is a leader in soda blasting and sand blasting equipment and accessories. ACE makes custom built sandblasting cabinets and custom built sodablasting cabinets in addition to our portable soda blast product and regular product offerings.