What is Vapour Blasting / Aqua Blasting?

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, …

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Car SOS – AC Aceca

Car SOS – AC Aceca Billed as the “most beautiful British sports car that no-one’s ever heard of” by National Geographic’s Car S.O.S., this AC Aceca arrived at our premises to have the complete exterior soda blasted.  As the shell is made of aluminium, our soda blasting technique works perfectly for this type of vehicle, as there is …

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Carb Cleaning

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.

Porsche 933 Turbo Cylinderhead and Camcover

We used both the vapour blasting and soda blasting processes to clean items from a Porsche 933 Turbo, you can see the difference each process makes – the soda was used as steel cannot be vapour blasted (due to rusting).