There are some situations where masking of parts will be required (e.g., the process will remove soft zinc from bolts, studs etc.) We discuss these requirements on a case-by-case basis.
POST VAPOUR BLASTING
Ferrous metals – Vapour Blasting does an amazing job on Fe metals. However, during the process, the metal is obviously exposed to concentrated water and air. We use a corrosion retardant however, by the nature of Fe, ‘flash corrosion’ will occur within a relatively short period post blasting. Thought should therefore be given to how you will ultimately protect these ferrous metal parts from corrosion and timing of application.
Alloys – Keep in mind that the Vapour Blasting process actually ‘micro-peens’ the surface of metals and therefore, alloys typically oxidise at a slower rate than previous. However, depending on application and preference, we can recommend various products that will prolong/enhance your finished article. We stock and resell some of our preferred products.