Vapour Blasting Services

Vapour Blasting Services

Vapour Blasting, also known as Vapour Honing, is a relatively new service that has been developed in the USA and Europe and is now rapidly gaining popularity in the New Zealand market. It has quickly become an industry standard for high-end mechanical restorations. Unlike traditional glass bead blasting, Vapour Blasting utilises a combination of water and non-toxic materials to ensure that the base surface is not compromised during the blasting process. This makes it the ideal choice for small, precision mechanical components such as motors and carburettors that rely on exact size and shape.

Vapour honing, or Aqua/Vapour blasting, is highly effective in restoring a variety of metal parts including cylinder heads, crank cases, wheel hubs, and more. The beauty of this process is that it cleans without removing any underlying metal or substrate, making it perfect for delicate parts and soft metals, rubber and plastics. Additionally, stampings, machining marks, and gasket faces are all left unaltered, allowing for the complete restoration of automotive and motorcycle parts.

What is Vapour Blasting, and what can it be used on?

Vapour blasting, also known as wet blasting or vapour honing, is a surface finishing process that involves the use of a mixture of water, abrasive media, and compressed air to clean, smooth, or texture a surface. The process involves the use of a blasting cabinet, which is filled with a mixture of water and abrasive media. The abrasive media is usually a fine-grit material such as glass beads, aluminium oxide, or garnet.

The object to be blasted is placed inside the cabinet, and a nozzle is used to direct the mixture of water and abrasive media onto the surface of the object. The compressed air creates a high-pressure spray that removes surface contaminants and corrosion, while the water helps to lubricate the abrasive media and prevent it from damaging the surface of the object.

Vapour blasting is commonly used in the automotive and motorcycle industries to clean and restore engine parts, but it can also be used for other applications such as cleaning metal components, removing paint and coatings, and preparing surfaces for painting or coating. It is a relatively gentle process compared to other blasting methods, and it can produce a very smooth and even finish.

    What materials can be vapour blasted
  • Steel
  • Bronze
  • Titanium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Chrome
  • Fibreglass
  • Carbon Fibre
  • Aluminium
  • Magnesium
  • Rubber
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • GRP

What can be vapour blasted

  • Wheels
  • Cylinder Heads
  • Gear Box Cases
  • Cylinder Blocks
  • Cylinder Heads
  • Rock Covers
  • Crank Cases
  • Carburettors
  • Exhausts
  • Manifolds

Are you interested in restoring parts with us?

Please fill out our contact form below