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.