Vapour Blasting (also known as Wet Blasting, Hydro blasting, Aqua blasting, Vapour honing) is an industry standard for high end mechanical restorations.
It is a non-aggressive surface prep technique that has been specifically developed for applications requiring finer finishes.
The process of combining a flow of water with fine blasting media and compressed air can remove dirt, contaminants, rust, corrosion, and old paint from a wide range of surfaces.
The process of vapour blasting cleans using the flow of water rather than using impact, like dry sandblasting. The water acts as a lubricating cushion and flushing agent protecting both the blasting media and the component from excessive wear or breakdown and prevents the accumulation of blasting media on the surface being prepared leaving you with a high-quality finish.
The compressed air regulates the degree of water cushioning to the abrasive on the work-piece. The higher the pressure and volume of air, the more aggressive the blast process becomes. This control allows great flexibility.
Superior finish on a range of materials
Increases component life by stress relieving through peening
Deeply cleans irregular surfaces, decarbonises and de-scales
Can be used on fine and machined surfaces
No component erosion
No media impregnation
No heat distortion on parts
Critical measurements maintained, particularly handy where tight tolerances are important
Environmentally friendly. No toxic or harmful chemicals are used and no atmospheric pollution. Unlike sand blasting, it’s a dust-free blasting environment
Leaves a very attractive smooth satin, easy clean surface finish, eliminating the need for painting
No fingerprint marking when touching blasted parts