Vapour Blasting at North Coat

What is Vapour Blasting?

Vapour Blasting, also known as Aqua blasting is the process of removing contaminants, dirt, rust, corrosion and old paint, or finishing a components’ surface to leave a high-quality finish by using pressurised water mixed with an abrasive media, known as a slurry.

Vapour blasting has two main purposes:

1. to key a surface in preparation for coating

2. to polish a surface, leaving it smooth and free from contamination

Why choose Vapour Blasting?

Vapour blasting is a non-aggressive form of media blasting, which achieves a more polished effect, vastly reducing the amount of surface deformation in comparison to traditional dry blasting techniques. The combination of a thin film of water with a fine blasting media means that Aqua blasting can remove dirt, contaminants, rust, corrosion and old paint and leave a smoother, high quality finish compared to dry blasting. The water acts as a lubricant and buffers the blast media as it impacts the surface, allowing a much smoother finish without damage to the component. 

Aqua blasting’s non-aggressive form of surface preparation allows for the finishing of all types of metals such as brass, bronze, copper, magnesium, titanium, aluminium etc, which can be gently cleaned with no damage to the surface, leaving a satin finish that is easy to keep clean.

Why choose North Coat?

At North Coat we have over 40 years’ experience in the surface treatment and paint stripping industry, so when it comes to vapour blasting, we know how to get the best results. We use a combination of chemicals and blast media to ensure your parts come to you in the best condition possible ready for paint, or just to fit.

Vapour Blasting Steel

When using any form of blasting on steel, you always leave the metal surface porous, which means moisture can cause the parts to flash rust. Due to our long established knowledge in the chemical and surface treatments industry, we treat the metal with an Iron Phosphate solution to insure the surface is protected from the elements. This means your parts won’t flash rust.

Can we help?

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