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    Vapour blasting

    Hello All,

    I am new to the Kiwi Biker Forum and would like to ask for some information.
    Can someone provide the contact details for a company
    that does Vapour Blasting of crank cases etc in New Zealand?

    Best Regards
    Göran Persson
    Wellington

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    As in dry ice? I've seen the machines advertised,but don't know who has one.

    You are on one of the ever shifting XS650 sites,I keep losing it and don't know where it is now.I'm getting back into them again so might check back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motu View Post
    You are on one of the ever shifting XS650 sites,I keep losing it and don't know where it is now.
    http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=xs6...en-US:official
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    "Vapour Blasting"?

    Whazzit do/for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grub View Post
    "Vapour Blasting"?

    Whazzit do/for?
    Definition:

    A liquid blasting process in which the fine abrasive particles are suspended in water and propelled toward a surface at high speed by air or steam. Often used in the cleaning of metal surfaces.
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    Ta Bonez, I was being lazy wasn't I by not googling it m'self. I was taken by the mention of crankcase cleaning. Nasty's Virago external crankcase has gone all shitty - looks like skin cancer.

    I don't know if it used to have a clear coat on the outside or what but it would be cool to find something that would clean it up all shiny and nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grub View Post
    Ta Bonez, I was being lazy wasn't I by not googling it m'self. I was taken by the mention of crankcase cleaning. Nasty's Virago external crankcase has gone all shitty - looks like skin cancer.

    I don't know if it used to have a clear coat on the outside or what but it would be cool to find something that would clean it up all shiny and nice
    Pop into your local car groomers. They may have something suitable.
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    Hello Motu,

    The most active board for the XS650 is probably the US site:
    http://xs650temp.proboards29.com/

    I understand there is a company located in Auckland
    that specialises on Vapour Blasting for Motorcycle Engine Parts.
    Anyone out there who knows the outfit?

    Best Regards
    Göran Persson
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    I'm looking at getting a set of cases done now, whose doing it and who should i avoid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    I'm looking at getting a set of cases done now, whose doing it and who should i avoid?
    As far as i know there's still only one in NZ and it's in auckland. I've seen some of their work and it was good....Like the OP, I'd like to have a contact number for them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    As far as i know there's still only one in NZ and it's in auckland. I've seen some of their work and it was good....Like the OP, I'd like to have a contact number for them too.
    they used to have a trademe advert, maybe its this crowd Greg?
    http://www.ntbracing.co.nz/vapour-blasting

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    they used to have a trademe advert, maybe its this crowd Greg?
    http://www.ntbracing.co.nz/vapour-blasting
    Could be..you're closer, try them and let us know.

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    I've used a guy in Drury/Ramarama, south of Auckland. He does a great job, and charges very reasonably.

    Couldn't immediately find his details, then remembered he advertises on TradeMe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/services/ot...-460756866.htm

    He does a lot of work where people mail items to him.

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    Funny I was looking just yesterday and found soda blasting and aqua blasting. Be interested how you get on.
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    There is a company less than half an hour from me that do vapour blasting, they were a bit vague on costs when I rang them but what did put me off a little was a video found afterward (by them) on You Tube.
    It showed them in action and then one segment showed someone attacking the gasket surface of alloy V8 inlet manifold with a big wood chisel.
    I ended up buying quite a few brass bristle (hand) wire brushes instead of risking some genius whittling on the Norton head.
    I had a Triumph head done (sent to SA) and it does look good but not so sure it could be called a as original finish, has an odd silver sheen to it.
    Some Caswell aluminium brightener arrived yesterday so am going to test that when I find a suitable guinea pig part

    This crafty South African made his own.

    http://www.triumphrat.net/members-re...ml#post2382349

    These parts attached were done with a brass wire brush but the home made blast unit needs looking into.
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