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Offline Stephen Foster

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Vaqua cleaning query
« on: 18.10. 2011 08:45 »
Does any forum member have experience of the above for crankcases , etc .
Any addresses or websites , phone numbers , etc , especially in the North West of England ?

Thanks in anticipation ,

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Re: Vaqua cleaning query
« Reply #1 on: 18.10. 2011 12:35 »
Hey I'm a new kid on the block and still sussing stuff out like protocol and stuff, but is that something like a hydro-blasting , or soda (sodium carbonate)blasting ? the former I had front hub done and it seems fine for now, have seen another hub ,been sitting at the wheel shop for a few years, looks like it was just done. My mate Kel who does a lot of rest work and is meticulous has a his stuff done by the same guy.
     A process that I've been led to believe a certain R.R. (fancy 4wheel maker) uses. Other than that,don't know a lot,except I think it's bead blasted and then water vapour blasted, which seals the alloy pores(and I'm only talking about aluminium casting for now)
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Re: Vaqua cleaning query
« Reply #2 on: 18.10. 2011 12:42 »
I think that may be the process ?
Where is that available please ?
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Re: Vaqua cleaning query
« Reply #3 on: 18.10. 2011 13:03 »
Have a look at this, it might help answer your question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1cwHdwDOvU&feature=related
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Re: Vaqua cleaning query
« Reply #4 on: 18.10. 2011 19:37 »
Hi Steve,

Check out www.fjmotorcycles.co.uk for Aquablasting.  I found them via a Google search so don't know anything about them other than they are based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

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Re: Vaqua cleaning query
« Reply #5 on: 19.10. 2011 07:27 »
Thanks very much for the info , only worry I have is grit being left in oilways , etc ?
Any thoughts please ?
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Re: Vaqua cleaning query
« Reply #6 on: 19.10. 2011 10:37 »
Stephen F.-  Wayne who did mine is in Jimboomba,SEQ, a bit of a haul from UK if that's where you are.Shipping could add up!!
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Re: Vaqua cleaning query
« Reply #7 on: 19.10. 2011 16:03 »
Is there an alternative such as a solution giving a similar finish without the concern of grit lodging in an oilway ?

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