Welcome to the world of Vapour Blasting, where cutting-edge technology meets precision cleaning and restoration. This innovative surface treatment process has revolutionized the way we rejuvenate and refurbish various materials, leaving them looking like they just rolled off the production line. If you're seeking a non-aggressive, environmentally friendly, and highly effective way to bring new life to your components, Vapour Blasting is the answer you've been searching for.
Vapour Blasting, also known as wet blasting or aqua blasting, is a method that combines water, 100-150 grit light abrasive glass beads, and compressed air to achieve outstanding results on a wide range of surfaces. Unlike traditional blasting techniques, Vapour Blasting offers a delicate touch, making it ideal for delicate, intricate, or valuable components. Whether you're a seasoned engineer, an automotive enthusiast, or a hobbyist working on a special project, Vapour Blasting opens up a world of possibilities.
In this process, the abrasive media is suspended in water, creating a slurry that gently and evenly removes surface contaminants, grime, old coatings, and imperfections. The water acts as a cushion, preventing any damage or deformation to the underlying material, leaving it clean, smooth, and beautifully restored. It's a precise and controlled operation that ensures consistent results without compromising the integrity of your parts.
We offer a simple, no hassle service with prices starting from as low as £35 + vat for smaller products Vapour Blasting.
The Process is as simple as 1,2,3 - Contact us, send your items (or drop off in person), we will Vapour Blast and return them to you.
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T7Design Ltd Unit 4, Clyst Units Cofton Road, Marsh Barton Exeter, EX2 8QW United Kingdom
Is Vapour Blasting suitable for all types of materials? Vapour Blasting is compatible with a wide range of materials, including metals like aluminum, steel, brass, bronze, and even certain plastics. It is particularly effective on surfaces that require a delicate touch, making it suitable for restoring delicate or intricate parts.
How does Vapour Blasting differ from traditional dry blasting methods? Traditional dry blasting methods use air alone to propel abrasive media onto the surface. This can be more aggressive and may cause damage to delicate components. Vapour Blasting, on the other hand, uses water to cushion the impact, resulting in a gentler and more controlled cleaning process that does not compromise the material's integrity.
What are the primary applications of Vapour Blasting? Vapour Blasting is widely used in various industries and applications, including automotive restoration, motorcycle engines, marine components, aerospace parts, industrial machinery, architectural elements, and vintage item restoration.
Can Vapour Blasting remove rust and old coatings effectively? In most cases yes, Vapour Blasting is highly effective in removing rust, old coatings, and surface contaminants. However, As the medium is classified as a light abrasive it will struggle with thick paints and powder coat finishes, these are better suited to sand blasting.
How long does the Vapour Blasting process typically take? The time taken for Vapour Blasting can vary depending on the size, complexity, and condition of the component being treated. Generally, it is a quick process that yields impressive results in a short amount of time. As an example a 4 cylinder inlet manifold may only take 20 - 30 minutes, however if the part has many deep pockets this will increase the time required.
What surface finish can I expect after Vapour Blasting? Vapour Blasting produces a uniform and smooth surface finish, free from dirt, grime, and imperfections. The cleaned components often look like they've been freshly manufactured.
Can Vapour Blasting be used to prepare surfaces for painting or powder coating? Yes, Vapour Blasting is an excellent pre-treatment method for painting or powder coating. It enhances adhesion by providing a clean and textured surface, ensuring a durable and long-lasting finish.
Is there any post-treatment required after Vapour Blasting? In most cases, Vapour Blasting leaves components ready for further treatments or use. However, some materials may require a protective coating to prevent corrosion, especially if the components will be exposed to harsh conditions.
Are there any size limitations for the components that can be Vapour Blasted? The machine we have is a Vixen Aquablast 1215 with a rotary table, we can handle parts up to a metre long, although something of this size would take a very long to process!
How do I prepare my components for Vapour Blasting? Before Vapour Blasting, components should be cleaned of loose debris, dirt, and as much oil as possible. Removing any sensitive or non-metallic parts, such as rubber seals or electronic components, is also advised.