Vapour Blasting Process

Vapour blasting uses media such as powdered glass, water and air to create a high pressure slurry. Parts are contained inside a cabinet and blasted with high pressure slurry. Using the cabinet designed and manufactured by  Vapour Honing Technologies from the USA http://vaporhoningtechnologies.com/ the slurry drains into a sump where it is seperated and filtered

The process is also know as vapour honing, wet blasting or aqua blasting, we think that vapour honing gives a better description of what is achievable

Using our machine from VHT, the water and slurry is filtered and recycled. This recycle phase is important for environmental reasons, we do not discharge polluted water into the drainage network we filter the slurry and recycle the water

Vapour blasting recycle system

Vapour blast cabinet recycle system

Powdered glass is used for most restoration projects as it does not remove metal or change dimensions. The part is cleaned and (using powdered glass) provides an attractive polished finish. This is ideal for engine parts or non-metallic items. Using glass will not normally remove factory applied coatings although some after-market coatings can be removed

The process will not remove synthetic material such as gasket cement. It is perfect for parts with a variety of materials such as carburretors cleaning alluminium, brass and rubber components effectively

More angular coarse media such as ceramic beads can be used for removal of paint and other surface coatings. It can’t be used on critical surfaces as it is an aggressive process. For removal of hard coatings, and for surface preparation pre-coating, Alluminium Oxide may be used