When paint is applied to any surface, you need to achieve either a mechanical bond or a chemical bond to the substrate being painted. At this large shopping center, neither type of bond was attained when the metal was painted. The white metal had a factory finish on it and was very slick. A contractor applied paint directly to the slick metal without proper surface preparation leaving behind a paint film that had marginal adhesion. Soda blasting on metal was not only the best solution to remove the paint, but also the only remedy to remove this failing paint. Vapor blasting, along with using baking soda on the media, accounted for the miraculous, 100% removal of the failing paint. The soda blasting on metal achieved incredible results, as you can see in the video. Most importantly, adjacent surfaces are not damaged whatsoever. Soda blasting was the perfect resolution for our client.