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AndyL

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Vapour blasting recommendations
« on: March 22, 2015, 05:54:28 PM »
Anyone here had some vapour blasting done? If so got any recommendations, preferably South East or London borders.

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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 10:32:01 PM »
What are you planning on having done

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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 07:18:54 PM »
Crankcase, cylinder head, possibly chaincase, although will see how that cleans up first. All aluminium.
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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 05:12:20 PM »
http://www.westcountrywindings.co.uk/vapour_blasting.htm Went to this place today to have a stator plate sorted out , and they vapour blast , saw there work and looked really impressive clearly take pride in what they do

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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 02:04:10 PM »
Harlow isn't too far from home, I'll get in contact and aks them if they can quote me.

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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 03:05:55 PM »
Funny sort of West Country.
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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 06:32:38 PM »
Ridiculous  :) I ruled them out for being based in the West Country - now I have to rethink and rule them out as they are in Essex ! The aluminium bonnet grill I just bought for the new Bond has been painted red and I thought grit/shot far too harsh , this process looks the job  :)
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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 06:36:54 PM »
I ruled them out because they cant rewind an HT coil!

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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 06:38:10 PM »
It is about as far West as Essex goes. Might have something to do with it. East Country Windings was near Radio Caroline, I believe.
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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 07:15:12 PM »
Hate to think what the work costs but it looks impressive !
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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2015, 08:20:13 PM »
Never underestimate the restorative power of washing powder, hot water and elbow grease on aluminium.
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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 08:22:43 PM »
Ah but without undoing 50 odd rivets you couldn't , I don't think get between the slats by hand , could you ?
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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2015, 08:40:47 PM »
I've seen online forums where people make there own version for small jobs, using a t piece attached to a air line.

Not the website I was on but a quick internet search they use baking soda.

http://www.garagenight.tv/diy-soda-blasting-build-your-own-rig-cheap/

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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2015, 09:12:31 PM »
The cost to rewind a sator plate was £80 cash , the bloke seems to know his stuff so i will try it out , he said he can change the peel ( Chinese rubbish )  sator to push out 14 volts

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Re: Vapour blasting recommendations
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2015, 10:36:34 PM »
Ah but without undoing 50 odd rivets you couldn't , I don't think get between the slats by hand , could you ?
Well if you're not prepared to roll up your sleeves and make an effort.  :)
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