The Vapour Blasting process uses a specialised enclosed cabinet with a powerful pump that mixes water and blast media into a slurry, then through a nozzle, combines with very high air volume to vapourise as it contacts the target metals surface.
In slow motion, the blast media is cushioned by water as it contacts the metal. It then flows across the surface at high velocity creating its unique peening and cosmetic effect. Typically, Vapour Blasting will result in metal surfaces being restored to ‘as new’.
This cushioning effect means that metal parts are cleaned without damage or erosion of the surface. For engines in particular, this means that parts machined to close tolerances will not be affected by the Vapour Blasting process (think safe carbon removal from pistons / valves / heads / bearing recesses).
In most all instances, this process is far superior to dry blasting (sand / garnet / bead etc), where typically, aggressive media hits the surface of the metal at an oblique angle, removing the surface impurity as well as a percentage of the base metal. Elegance versus brute force!
Do you have a metal polishing, refinishing or restoration project that you’d like us to take care of? Get in touch with Steve at Tauranga Vapour Blasting today.