Blasting is a process that cleans metal surfaces, removing rust, paint, primer & other contaminents.
Vapour Blasting - what is it and what are the benefits?
Vapour blasting, also known as wet blasting, is a unique and effective technique for cleaning metal surfaces. It involves using a fine abrasive material mixed with water and propelled by air or steam at high speed. This combination of water and abrasive particles allows for a more gentle and controlled cleaning process compared to traditional dry blasting methods.
The benefits of vapour blasting include:
Gentle cleaning: The use of water as a medium helps to minimize damage to the underlying metal surface. This is particularly useful for delicate materials like aluminum, bronze, magnesium, titanium, brass, steel, and copper.
Contaminant removal: Vapour blasting is effective at removing various contaminants, such as rust, paint, oil, grease, and scale, without causing any harm to the substrate.
Smooth finish: The process leaves a finer and smoother finish on the metal, making it ideal for applications where aesthetics are important.
Versatility: Vapour blasting can be applied to a wide range of metal items, from automotive parts and engine components to garden furniture and gates.
Environmentally friendly: The use of water as a cleaning agent reduces airborne dust and waste, making it a more environmentally friendly option compared to dry blasting.
Overall, vapour blasting is an excellent choice for those seeking an effective and gentle method of cleaning and restoring metal surfaces. It can be particularly valuable for projects that involve classic vehicle restoration or refurbishing metal items, giving them a new lease of life with a smooth and attractive finish.
Vapour Blasting produces an extremely even satin polished finish and is easy to keep clean.
It degreases car parts (including engines, gearboxes, carburettors and most other automotive parts) keeping them shiny for considerably longer. This makes it a very popular choice for classic car enthusiasts.
What we Use
We use aluminium oxide known for its superior strength and quality. Aluminium oxide is stronger than most other kinds of media making it ideal for really tough contaminents. It is ideal for use on robust materials such as steel or stainless steel. Other abrasives which lack the hardness of aluminium oxide are less effective in blast treatment of steels and will produce a less consistent and thorough result. It is is also resistant to rust and produces an ideal surface finish for powder coating.
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3m x 7m blastroom
Ferrari 308 GT4 Race Car - chassis blasted ready to be moved into the powder coating oven
Vixen vapour blasting machine and Vixen dry blasting machine