Ceramic slurry metal finishing

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by op48no1, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. op48no1

    op48no1 Trust, but verify

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    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.

    FWIW.

    -Henry
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  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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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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  3. op48no1

    op48no1 Trust, but verify

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    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.

    -Henry
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  4. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    That is astoundingly clean and new-looking... please do find out more!!

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  5. op48no1

    op48no1 Trust, but verify

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    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.

    -Henry
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  6. BOETJE

    BOETJE Been here awhile

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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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  7. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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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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