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Industrial.
Automotive.
Aviation.

The preferred treatment for all metals

ULtrasonic cleaning

In addition to Vapor Blasting, we also offer a Ultra Sonic Cleaning service.
Ultrasonic cleaners can be designed to clean a broad range of parts; no matter how delicate. The water-based solution used in the cleaners has been proven to perform a detailed yet gentle cleaning job on all different objects and materials.
Ultrasonic cleaners are machines that use high frequency sound waves to efficiently and effectively remove contaminants from solid surfaces including ceramics, glass, metals, plastics and rubber. 
Ultrasonic cleaning removes trace amounts of contaminants, even if they are hiding in crevices, or tightly embedded onto solid surfaces. For this reason, parts typically do not need to be disassembled before cleaning, saving time and hassle. Removable contaminants include dirt, rust, soot, mold, wax, lime scale, carbon deposits, polishing compounds, oil and grease.
Carburetors that have been vapor Blasted, will be cleaned for free in the ultrasonic cleaner.

About Vapor Blasting

Vapor Blasting was developed during WWII. It was initially used in the aircraft and machine industry to create surface tension in parts in order to strengthen them. Rolls Royce used it to strengthen turbine blades before assembly into their jet engines

It is a process for removing contaminants from a surface, or finishing a surface using water, pressurized air and abrasive blast media.

Abrasive media is mixed with water and pressurized air, before being propelled through a blast nozzle. This process is generally known as slurry blasting. (The mix of blast media and water is called slurry).

After care

We highly recommend that you surface-treat your parts after vapor blasting.
Oxidation will form on your aluminum parts over time if left untreated.
There are several products out there you can use:

  • CRC Long Life Anti Rust Lubricant
  • ACF-50
  • CRC LanoCote Lanolin

Then there is CorrosionX… This product is in a class by itself.
The products do more or less the same, but CorrosionX is by far the
superior one for surface protection and goes on the substrate a lot thinner.

General information

Advantages of vapor blasting instead of dry blasting.

Dry blasting is much more destructive to the surface of the part and will remove the material of the substrate. Particles will also be imbedded in the surface.

Vapor blasting is much gentler to the part’s surface and no material will be imbedded. A shiny, lustrous finish cannot be achieved with dry blasting.

The heat from dry blasting prevents this process to be used for thin, soft parts used in the aerospace industry, etc.

Walnut shell abrasive is a hard naturally occurring material made from crushed walnut shells. It is the harder of the soft abrasives, available in a variety of sizes for blast cleaning and polishing softer surfaces that could incur damage from harsher abrasives. Useful for cleaning auto body panels, electric motors, and aircraft engines, dies, and moulds, polishing of soft metals, fiberglass, wood, plastic and restoring antique surfaces.

Vapor blasting produces surfaces that are; extremely reactive, ideal for rapid, subsequent coating, satin polished surface, de-coated without substrate damage, consistent finish, peened and cleaned, dust free, ideal for NDT, free from embedded media.

Glass Beads will be used to restore aluminium automotive or motorcycle parts and achieve a bright, lustrous surface finish. Glass beads are round and do not cut, but rather peen, making the surface shiny and lustrous, with absolutely no imbedding.

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027 555 1315

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