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MotoREcycle Aqua Blasting, Vaqua Blasting, Wet Blasting

Discussion in 'MotoREcycle Wreckers Brisbane' started by kiffsta, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. GreyImport

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    Man I wish you were in Sydney.. I have a number of items I would get done....
    Hmmm might have to find someone down here.....
     
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    Rebuilding your Brakes soon ? Why not get them wet blasted, just remove the pads and pistons and bleed nipple, these are from an FZR400

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    Where are you in Capalaba? (Sorry, forum newbie)
    I've just acquired a CBR250R J (MC19) that was down the side of a mates house for several years & it will need a bit of polish along the way, once we get the motor fired up & the brakes un-seized.
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    Hey Mate, I am in Unit 12, 30 smith street Capalaba
     
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    Thanks. We'll get down with some parts after a few weekends of investigating the bike

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    There's a bloke in Newcastle, I usd him a couple of years ago but he's so expensive I can't justify it.
    The finish is another level compared to glass or garnet or soda, is seems to peen over the metal & seals off the pores. At the prices the above is quoting it's affordable. I had some plastic fairings stripped of all the coats of paint & it nearly broke me & he handed them over incomplete !
     
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    Yes... he advertises on FB all the time... looks like beautiful work but I have heard he is pricey... there is another company called Sydney Vapour Blasting who has some lovely pics up... his FAQ says they charge $100 per hour...
    An hourly rate is ok... just depends on how quick they work... lol
    I would prefer to send my gear up to @kiffsta , to keep things in the Family (so to speak) but I think the freight might make it a tad expensive...
    Smaller stuff is easy.. CB400 Four engine cases, block and head might be a bit big...lol

    https://www.sydneyvapourblasting.com.au/
     
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    Blasted this clutch cover today, it is from a z1000 speedway engine noted to 1500cc , I think it is cool as

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    I believe it is American made , I want one for the wall , cool as
     
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    Always nice to see the finished project after I blasted the engine parts

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    Choice looking 900 and I bet it is worth a bit too.
     
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    Blast, half is painted , the other half is powder coated so it takes a lot of time to strip and clean

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    OK, the penny finally dropped who "kiffsta" is......found him on the "Autralian Smookers Facebook site and arranged for him to blast the cases on my GT250. Arrived the next day, went for a coffee and came back to these!

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    They look like they had just come out of the die press.
    Couldn't have been happier - charged a fair $ amount, got a couple of leads for parts too etc.

    Thanks Chris.
     
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    Chris, aka Kiffsta, is one of the many good eggs on this forum. There are loads of talented bike owners on here and they don't have any of the crappy attitude issues that seem to plague many forums.
     
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    Some Hints:
    This was not done by Kiffsta at MotoRecycle and is not a critique of their work.

    1. I used aluminium tape to seal off the oil passages etc in my crankcase. It works extremely well but is difficult to remove. I will try some Acetone and see if that helps. Update: Eucalyptus oil works very well.
    2. I think a lot of people get the wrong idea about vapour blasting and think that they do not have to worry about the blast media (usually glass) getting into orifices and passages. This is false. You can see here where I did not block off the other side of my main bearing bolt holes and they had loads of glass bead in there, so take care. If I had left those holes open at both sides then there would have been no problem.
    3. I believe it is better to have things like cases fully blasted inside and out. If you only blast the outside then any oily/greasy crevices on the inside can hold blast media.
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    I have a hose on the side of the machine which I use for my first rinse, then I have a plastic drum full of water which I use to dunk the part in, finally I use an air hose to blow the parts dry and remove as much media as possible. , I do tell everyone that I blast for, that there may be traces of bead left and to clean before assembly
     
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    Yes, not meant as a critique of your work Chris, just a word of warning when people want to get engine cases or carb bodies blasted. Good preparation will save a lot of potential heartache later.
     

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