Vapour blasting is an essential metal cleaning and finishing process, but how does it work? What’s involved? What can a customer expect? Let’s take a look. Vapour blasting (also called aqua blasting, slurry blasting, bead blasting, or wet abrasive blasting) is a great option for those who need engine components cleaned to an impeccable standard, …
This cam cover was cleaned and then vapour blasted. It’s another great example of the difference our vapour blasting services can make to your car!
We regularly clean the outsides of tanks (and, as in this case, sometimes the inside) as part of a complete package of welding work, repairs, and re-painting for our neighbours, City Radiator Services. This is a great option where a tank is rare so cannot be replaced. Or just has minor issues that are more …
A great example of the difference our blast cleaning methods can make to suspension components. On this occasion, we used glass media to clean away the old rust and grime from these parts, returning them to as good as new.
Highlighting the different finishes our processes can provide. First of all, the carb was cleaned using bicarbonate of soda and then with our water/glass slurry in the vapour blaster.
This cylinder head gives a quick example of the difference our vapour blasting process makes:
These Wolfrace wheels were soda blasted and they’ve now been painted purple!
These suspension arms are from a Saab 900. Using our recycled glass media, we were able to remove years of use in a matter of minutes!
It’s easy to forget certain parts of a car when looking at the finished product, but cleaning up items you can’t see is always worth it. We removed years of dirt and use in a short space of time, returning this MX-5 gearbox to as good a condition as when it left the factory! …
This chassis was cleaned using our crushed glass media. This more abrasive media is perfect for removing rust and pollutants. Once cleaned:
These wheel trims are from a one-off 1939 Hooper Lagonda V12. The car was auctioned to its current owner, after spending over 30 years gathering dust in a barn!
This ‘Time Attack’ Subaru inlet manifold had a very tough covering of black paint. Using soda, we cleaned it away, ready for the owner to repaint it.
These Chevvy Carbs were cleaned using bicarbonate of soda. It removed years of wear and tear, dirt and grime. We’re able to clean carbs using soda blasting, vapour blasting, or a mixture of the two methods, depending on the finish required by the owner.
A quick before and after of a Bedford Truck badge – the owner is using it as an ornament!
These wheels are from a pre-WWII Bentley. They cleaned up beautifully using our soda blasting system: