Smart Alloy Wheel Repair

VIXEN SURFACE TREATMENTS HAS DESIGNED A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WETBLASTING MACHINE  SPECIFICALLY FOR SMART ALLOY WHEEL REPAIRS – THE AQUA WHEELBLASTER. VISIT THE DEDICATED AQUA WHEELBLASTER WEBSITE HERE OR SCROLL DOWN TO READ MORE.

The Aqua Wheelblaster finishes and provides a key for alloy wheels, specifically after kerb damage repairs. The process uses an abrasive mixed with water into slurry to blast off the alloy and provide an ideal surface for the paint and lacquer to adhere to in the next stage of the repair process.The wheel is raised to the opening of the cabinet via the pneumatic lift (optional). It's then loaded onto the internal spigot, which is mounted on a pivoting arm to allow for hassle-free loading and handling during blasting. Once loaded, the operator applies pressure to a foot pedal, which delivers the water/media slurry contained in the cabinet sump to the manual blast nozzle via a glandless polyurethane pump. Compressed air is added to accelerate the slurry. After contact with the alloy, the slurry drains into the cabinet sump creating a re-circulation system, other contaminants being fed into a sedimentation filter. The alloy obtains a finish usually associated with a 60/80 grade sandpaper.

  • 100% stainless steel
  • Dust-free
  • Blasts and degreases
  • Creates a key for paint
  • Cleans by flow
  • Large left hand opening door
  • Etched finish appearance
  • Optional pneumatic lift to ease loading
  • Internal spigot to hold wheel in place during blasting
  • Fitted with decant valve to remove water with minimal media loss
  • Fitted with heater elements to heat up the slurry to aid cleaning
  • Windscreen wiper
  • Tungsten carbide nozzle
  • Blow off gun

DO I NEED THE MACHINE TO BE CONNECTED TO A WATER SUPPLY OR SITED NEAR A DRAIN?

The machine can be supplied with a closed loop rinse system where the water used for the windscreen wash and rinsing after blasting is simply recycled and filtered in a sedimentation tank sited at the rear of the machine. Periodically this sedimentation tank needs emptying (usually once per week) and refilling with clean water.

 

I CAN’T SEE A MACHINE SUITABLE/LARGE ENOUGH FOR THE PARTS I NEED TO PROCESS, CAN YOU HELP?

Vixen offer a full custom build service. Whether your application requires small alterations to a standard machine or a full turnkey CAD drawing proposal, Vixen have a solution to your problem at a price you can afford. Contact our sales department who will be able to advise further.

 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WETBLASTING OVER DRY BLASTING?

Wetblasting produces a finer finish than dry blasting and is ideal for the cleaning of more delicate components. The Aquablast machines use a water and abrasive slurry to simultaneously blast and degrease which prevents impregnation of media onto the component. One of the major advantages of wetblasting is that it is a dust free process.

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