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Cracking service, superb results. Thanks Roy. 👍🏻

Few jobs we have smashed out so far this month. Full works on this Harley engine, all old gaskets and sealant removed, degreased (full flush of media left behind from another blasting company) then a full re coat. Vapour blast of a fire damaged motorbike engine plus another motorbike exhaust revived and high temp heat coating in cerakote glacier black. Lots of other projects on the go also, including a full restoration of a set of BMW E36 M3 throttle bodies, which will be our feature post this month as we add another notch to our belts by adding nickel and zinc plating to the list of services we can provide. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here you go Harley and other bike riders 😎

It’s very hard to believe that this is from a 5month old Yamaha T7! Only done 2500 miles.
Looks a lot better now 👍🏻
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The pictures really don’t do it justice it really was scabby! Looks awesome now. Great job as always.

Awesome 👍

Last month I said I would cover the vapour blasting process and how we can protect vapour blasted aluminium afterwards by coating it with a specifically designed ceramic paint from Cerakote.

Most of the parts that come to us have either got years of paint or powder coat on them, or they have been left in the elements to oxidise. So we simply degrease all parts if they haven’t already been done, mask all sensitive areas like bearing and gasket surfaces using Tesa tape. We then mildly dry blast them with aluminium oxide (only the external areas on engine and gearbox parts). De mask and then they get the vapour blasting treatment. We use glass bead and water in our vapour blasting cabinet, that’s how we get the bright fresh aluminium finish.
Sometimes it’s time consuming prepping the parts and getting them to look fresh and new, but I do t see the sense in only doing half a job. All old gaskets and sealants will be removed during our process so theoretically you should be able to just re build what ever it is when you get it back from us.

Aluminium oxidises/corrodes, so why go to the trouble of having parts blasted to bring them back to life, for them to just re oxidise and look mucky again? Well Cerakote have the answer.
MC-5100 has been specifically designed to be applied to vapour blasted aluminium.
We can start with the most tarnished, oxidised piece, go through the complete blasting processes to have a beautifully finished piece that’s nice and smooth. Then apply a single coat of the clear MC-5100. The adhesive properties mean you don’t have to key the surface, unlike normal paint. You then have a micro thick film which will protect the part for years after.
There are many pros to the MC-5100. It has an excellent temperature resistant so it’s not a problem using it on engines and engine parts etc. Plus it has a very high resistance to chemicals found in the automotive trade.

We have experimented with other metals using the MC-5100. Brass and steel, with good results.

One thing I will say, and that it does slightly darken the finish of aluminium down. In some of the pictures we have tried to show some examples of parts that have been blasted and those that have had a clear coat. When aluminium has been vapour blasted it tends to be very bright so bare in mind clear coating it will bring it down a shade or 2.

Thank you for looking, enjoy the pictures, feel free to get in touch for more information
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Roughly how much is the Mx5 rocker cover to get blasted? Have one myself that could do with that treatment 🙂

Wish I’d known about this coating when I had a vintage radiator done, but it’s all reassembled now 🙁

Nice work great finish..👍

Love seeing these projects

This suitable for painted and grimy brass/ copper ( mamod steam engines) please???

Decent 👌🏻 I’ll be in touch, I think I remember you guys from Kempton possibly

Vapour blast and alocrom 1200 👌

How much for a rocker cover blast mate? 😄

Hi. Could you do a motorbike swinging arm or is it too big for you cabinet?

Gordon, some love for the abf?

Could this be done with magnesium alloy rocker covers?

Nice work there.

Amazing work!

Ricardo Martins

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This is what degreased engine parts should look like! Now we have a base to work with! All sensitive areas will be masked using Tesa tape, bolt holes will be bunged up with silicone bungs and we can dry blast all areas to be coated. ... See MoreSee Less

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