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Old 02-15-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Ceramic slurry metal finishing

So I was at the dealer (Dunbar Euro-Sports) today and Tom showed me a whole bunch of parts he had refinished using a ceramic slurry process. He said this is a relatively new technique. The parts come out looking factory new, without that sometimes-weird sheen you get from bead blasting. Plus, apparently, it doesn't leave abrasive material behind so you can refinish transmission cases, crankcases, etc., without worrying about destroying the motor down the line from left-over grit.

I thought I'd mention this because it looked really good and seems like a better process than abrasive media blasting.

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Old 02-16-2014, 12:42 AM   #2
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Sounds like vapour or aqua blasting. It's been popular in the uk and Europe for a long time.

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:31 AM   #3
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Sounds like vapour or aqua blasting. It's been popular in the uk and Europe for a long time.
My first reaction was that this is vapor blasting, but it's not. My understanding is that it's like tumbling in a vat of liquid and ceramic beads. I probably posted too soon; will investigate further and report back when I have more information.

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:47 AM   #4
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That is astoundingly clean and new-looking... please do find out more!!

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:12 AM   #5
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That is astoundingly clean and new-looking... please do find out more!!
I was literally astounded by the parts I saw. Next time I'm at the shop I'll take some pictures. Of course, you can always call Dunbar and ask, LOL.

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #6
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Yep , I saw it last week at a company that does HPC coating.
It was a tub full of beads that VIBRATED.
Parts came out really clean
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:19 AM   #7
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I just wish there was a better way of keeping them looking good... I made the mistake of riding down some beaches in Mx and now my engine is corroded all over hahaha.
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