Swindon Vapour Blasting

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Vapour Blasting

Vapour blasting, also known as Aqua, Water and Wet blasting, is a great way to restore metal components to a "like new" condition. Vapour blasting uses water and mildly abrasive media to clean metal surfaces without actually wearing away any of the metal - unlike sand-blasting which is a far more destructive process. The end result is a far finer finish and no abrasive media is left behind because it is all washed away with the water.

If you are looking to restore almost any engine parts, fittings or components then vapour blasting is the route you should take.It's great for engine parts that have aged over time and for people looking to return engines and other components to a "nearly new" condition.

I say "nearly new" because no form of cleaning can hope to undo the changes caused by the aging process itself, such as pitting and corrosion. However, spending more time on those areas does improve the appearance.

Yamaha RD350 YPVS

Vapour Blasting a Yamaha RD350

I've been working on this Yamaha for a couple of days now. The RD350 YPVS was available from1983 to 1986 and has a parallel twin two stroke motor.

As you can see in the picture on the left, engine was pretty dirty so I cleaned it down to remove the oil and grease and spent time vapour blasting and you can see a before and after on the left and there are more pictures on the Engines page.

What can be cleaned

  • Heads
  • Blocks
  • Gear Boxes
  • Cam Covers
  • Water Pumps
  • Carburettor Bodies
  • Manifolds
  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Plastic Engine Covers

  • Aluminium
  • Bronze
  • Magnesium
  • Titanium
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Certain Plastics

     Swindon Vapour Blasting

     Unit 5, Elm Court Industrial Park

     Station Road

     Royal Wootton Bassett


     SN4 7ED

     Mobile: 07904 934060

     Phone: 01793 848314

What can be cleaned

Before and after vapour blasting

I can clean most engine parts and anything else that's made from aluminium, bronze, magnesium, titanium, brass and copper. However, it's no good for steel because the use of water means the steel starts to rust.

Look at the Engines gallery to see a selecton of engines that I have cleaned, including returning screws, pins, brackets etc. to a nearly new condition.

I'm not always in the workshop so please feel free to give me a call on my mobile, anytime - 07904 934060, drop me an email to info@vapour-blasting-swindon.co.uk or pop by the workshop at Unit 5, Elm Court Industrial Estate, Station Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7ED