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1 week ago

We've just had this 304 delivered ready for it's engine rebuild. We're generally not a fan of french cars, but this ones just about old enough to be acceptable!

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2 weeks ago
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Time flies when you're having fun... So, we've been pretty poor on keeping you guys up to date with whats going on in the shop! We've recently had this Jag 240 in for carb rebuilding and recon of all ... See more

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3 months ago

Just so you're all aware, we are closed from tomorrow (24th) untill next wednesday (30th) as we're taking a well deserved holiday! So if you're planning on popping by please delay untill later next ... See more

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3 months ago
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Something a little different, anyone want to guess what these cylinders are off? Extra points for applications! We've had 18 so far, all cleaned up ready for NDT.

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VAPOUR/AQUA BLASTING

The Process:

Vapour blasting (also known as aqua blasting or slurry blasting), is a wet blasting process perfect for cleaning Aluminium, Bronze, Magnesium, Titanium, Brass, Copper, Steel and Stainless. It will gently clean the surface without damage to gasket faces as it is a non-erosive process, even carburettors can be blasted! It produces a very even satin polished finish and gently peens the surface reducing porosity from casting or previous corrosion and relieving surface stresses. This finish is easy to keep clean; aluminium especially will look “fresh out of the mould” and have a sought after finish for items such as untreated engine casings. Vapour blasting is also a good starting point to obtaining a highly polished finish or applying protective coatings.

The Benefits:

Non aggressive, non erosive
No impregnation of abrasive media
Can be set up to provide a subtle de-burring effect
Media and chemical compositions can be tailored to suit individual needs
Very effective cleaning procedure leaving an “as new finish”
Ideal for any components from engine and gearbox casings to barrels and carbs
Perfect satin finish in its own right, or ideal basis for further coatings

How we do it:

On arrival your components will be stripped, removing all bearings and other ‘internals’ if required.
The parts are then placed into an industrial hot wash for de-greasing. If parts require stripping of lacquer or paint they will be dipped in a suitable chemical stripper or shot blasted as appropriate. Once this is complete the components are then vapour blasted to produce that nice satin sheen finish, and thoroughly cleaned and dried. Various treatments can be applied to protect finished items in the short term, please let us know if ferrous metals are to be re-coated so that we can avoid applying oil! Vapour blasting is a multi-stage process requiring a lot of attention to detail but well worth the effort.