Vapour blasting leaves a super smooth, easy wipe, stain resistant finish on the work processed. Vapour Blasting utilises water and a fine blast media in suspension, delivered by a special pump and accelerated by compressed air to the process nozzle.
The non-aggressive metal surface finishing action of the aqueous-based media creates a thoroughly clean and lightly abraded result, without impinging on the metal surface. If required, the cleaning media can include a mild detergent to remove grease or oil.
The ratio between the water pressure and air pressure in the process nozzle is variable and controllable, allowing an effective “water buffer” to be maintained between the abrasive media and the surface being processed. This creates a lubricating action and washes the surface continuously during processing. The process is less aggressive than dry blast cleaning and no dust is produced with this metal surface finishing.
This method of blasting is suitable for stainless steel, titanium, Aluminium, brass, bronze, copper and many other materials.
Please be aware that any item that rusts cannot be done with this process as the item oxidises instantly.
All bearings & valves etc have to be removed and anything lacquered or painted will need to be stripped prior to blasting