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Introduction


Socal Vapour Blasting, MotoGPWerks haveinvested in the very latest technology in wet blasting equipment. The hydrablasting system was developed in The United Kingdom and is by far the best process for cleaning all types of metal components.

Often referred to as vapour blasting or vague blasting, the process uses a high volume, low pressure wet slurry system. It does not cause surface damage to components, therefore threads, seal surfaces and other sensitive areas do not have to be protected.

As part of the hydrablasting cleaning process, a high luster surface finish is achieved that won't fingerprint and is easier to keep clean.

Socal Vapour Blasting, MotoGPWerks hydra blasts components for a range of different industries and customer requirements, some of which are: the aviation, mining and marine industries. We have also blasted various components for vintage and classic car clubs, pneumatic and hydraulic valve bodies,
suspensioncomponents for Mercedes cars as well as Cessna airplane props. Hydra blasting is a versatile cleaning process and it lends itself to cleaning a whole variety of different components, so don't be afraid to call and ask us for a quote to clean or a part.

  • NO TOXIC OR HARMFUL CHEMICALS - NO ATMOSPHERIC OR ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
  • NO COMPONENT EROSION OR IMPREGNATIONI -CRITICAL MEASUREMENTS MAINTAINED
  • SIMULTANEOUS RUST INHIBITION IF REQUIRED


If you want a show winning bike or you just want to rebuild your engine you have to give this a go.

Over 20 years in the motor trade. We will look after your parts as if they were our own, we can offer you a no obligation quote now, so contact us for more information.

TECH


The illustrations below show the different natures of grit, bead, and vapor blasting_ The aggressiveness of dry grit and bead blasting are shown in the first two illustrations which demonstrate the severe 8O ricochet that occurs when using these methods,

The third illustration shows the gentler, but just as effective, vapor blasting method. The ricochet of media is reduced due to the cushioning from the water: the angle of the media is changed producing a lapping effect travelling across the surface, giving an even satin/ polished finish.
The key to vapor blasting is that the finish is produced through flow of water borne abrasive, giving a finer finish due to the flushing action of the water. No media is impregnated into the component, nor is there any dust created by the break-up of media, unlike dry blasting where the finish is produced by sheer force of media impact.

A specially designed glandless polyurethane pump agitates water and media into a slurry, and pumps it to the blast gun. At the same time this slurry is pumped at approximately 2 bar to the nozzle, and air is introduced at the blast gun to accelerate the slurry and its cleaning effect on impact, albeit cushioned.

Typical Applications

  • Degreasing / surface finishing of components in the automotive, reconditioning & maintenance industries
  • Cleaning of dies & molds Removal of paint, rust, scale, carbon & similar deposits in engineering industries
  • Surface preparation prior to bonding, re-painting or re-coating
  • Satin finishing of stainless steels & other special materials
  • Cleaning of PCB's & electrical connectors
  • Removal of small burrs from manufactured components


Advantages of Vapor Blasting

  • Dust free process
  • Cleans by flow of water not by impact
  • Simultaneously degrease IS blast clean
  • Water acts as a lubricant between media & component Promotes longer media life Produces a 'softer' finish Avoids media impregnation on soft materials