Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Vapourblasting in Christchurch

  1. #1
    Join Date
    8th February 2018 - 20:43
    Bike
    1992 NC30, '80 GS1000S, '68 Aermacchi
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    37

    Vapourblasting in Christchurch

    Hi guys, thought I'd give you all a heads up that I've just set up a vapourblast operation in Burwood, Chch.
    Doing a GSX engine for Grumph at the moment. There have been previous discussions in this section re getting media into oil galleries, etc, so this is one area that requires a lot of care.
    After blasting, I am painting the cases, block, head and covers in a 2 pack satin epoxy paint. I did this to my own GS1000S about 6 years ago, I have done numerous trips around both islands since, and I continue to be impressed at how well the epoxy is holding up. Still looks great.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF0384.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	819.2 KB 
ID:	343307

    PM me if you want anything done. Cheers

  2. #2
    Join Date
    23rd October 2013 - 18:30
    Bike
    72 Kawasaki A7, 05 Kawasaki W650
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    1,283
    I had an engine vapour blasted here in Tauranga and the result was outstanding. It's such a great process for bike parts.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    9th January 2005 - 22:12
    Bike
    Street Triple R
    Location
    christchurch
    Posts
    7,573
    This is really good to know. Thanks.
    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

  4. #4
    Join Date
    25th January 2017 - 15:25
    Bike
    ajs 350 trials
    Location
    whitecliffs
    Posts
    51
    well done aw.....are you taking the macchi to the southern classic?
    riding history into the future since ages ago.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    8th February 2018 - 20:43
    Bike
    1992 NC30, '80 GS1000S, '68 Aermacchi
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    37
    The 'Macchi is still in the same state it's been in for the past 4 years!! Sad, eh.

    The plan is to rebuild it early next year, restore my NC30, fix up the grandkids' monkey bike, etc, etc ...... Don't want to 'restore' the 'macchi- love the patina of 35 years use.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    20th January 2010 - 14:41
    Bike
    husaberg
    Location
    The Wild Wild West
    Posts
    10,043
    Best of luck.
    Be gentle on the bill for the other Santa lookalike living out in the wops the bugger he cant even afford a decent internet..........
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    I reminder distinctly .




    Kinky is using a feather. Perverted is using the whole chicken

  7. #7
    Join Date
    8th February 2018 - 20:43
    Bike
    1992 NC30, '80 GS1000S, '68 Aermacchi
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    37
    At least he's still got a landline..........
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	images (2).jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	8.2 KB 
ID:	343320  

  8. #8
    Join Date
    8th February 2018 - 20:43
    Bike
    1992 NC30, '80 GS1000S, '68 Aermacchi
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    37

    One for Grumph...

    Currently blasting and epoxying a GSX750 engine for one of Grumph's Customers. Engine vapourblasted to slightly rough surface to give paint good key.

    Tonight's job is to cut out some templates from customwood to block off all the orifices that we don't want paint in... Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PB210028.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	779.8 KB 
ID:	343695Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PB210030 (2).jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	777.7 KB 
ID:	343696
    Just got to drill holes and attach templates. Hopefully be nice and hot this weekend to get painting done.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    3rd October 2006 - 21:21
    Bike
    Breaking rocks
    Location
    in the hot sun
    Posts
    3,542
    What paint brand do you use for engine casings? And is it easy to spray or a bit of an arse? Thanks...
    Only a Rat can win a Rat Race!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    8th February 2018 - 20:43
    Bike
    1992 NC30, '80 GS1000S, '68 Aermacchi
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    37

    paint...

    Hi Laava, sorry, haven't been on site for a while....
    The paint I use is available from Resene Automotive Paints and is called Durapox. It's a 2-pack, (so contains isocyanates), but dries as hard as. The only area I've had an issue is the starter cover beneath the carbs where petrol leaked onto it. It's bubbled, so I need to redo that bit.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    8th February 2018 - 20:43
    Bike
    1992 NC30, '80 GS1000S, '68 Aermacchi
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    37

    GSX engine all go....

    Hi guys, the GSX engine for Grumph's client is all done and looking good.
    After vapourblasting, degreasing it has been treated to 2 coats of satin black 2 pack epoxy, which is an etch primer as well. This paint is used on the Americas Cup yachts, so should stand up to NZ shore based conditions, eh?
    I've had good service out of it for the last 6 years on my GS thou.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1020058.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	787.3 KB 
ID:	344067Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1020059.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	786.2 KB 
ID:	344068

  12. #12
    Join Date
    5th January 2007 - 14:58
    Bike
    motocompo
    Location
    Buttfuck nowhere
    Posts
    4,771
    That's going to be a tough act to match for the chassis builder.
    I hope he's up to that level of attention to detail.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    13th June 2010 - 17:47
    Bike
    Exercycle
    Location
    Out in the cold
    Posts
    4,973
    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    That's going to be a tough act to match for the chassis builder.
    I hope he's up to that level of attention to detail.
    According to your mate Mr G Martin, the ace finish is vaporblast the frame and rub down with scotchbrite....

    But learn from his mistake and block all the holes in the frame first.

    I've simply got to assemble it without fucking the finish.....A layer of shop rags on the bench about 2in thick usually works.
    I will no longer see PM's on this a/c. If you wish to PM me, use grumphv2 a/c please - and include an email address if you require a reply.
    Thanks

  14. #14
    Join Date
    8th February 2018 - 20:43
    Bike
    1992 NC30, '80 GS1000S, '68 Aermacchi
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    37
    Well... I suppose paint can be touched up.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •