Successful Sample Deburring

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A Midwest Steering Component Manufacturer has had great success with metallurgical lab sample deburring using the Aquablast machine. Since they purchased the vapor blast machine this has eliminated the unsafe use of belt sanding operation which the company were previously using. It is not only safer but quicker and required for superior SEM analysis. They… Read more »

Rich’s Workshop Visit

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Just received some amazing feedback from Rich who visited my workshop last week! This is what he had to say: “I can’t thank you enough for you inviting me into your shop last week to try out your Vixen blasting equipment to resurface my aluminium wheels.” “As you quickly noticed upon arrival, my aluminium wheels… Read more »

Blast Gun Support

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Vixen/Wetblasting.com – Blast gun support makes wetblasting more user friendly and reduces repetitive motion strain and injury. As you all know by now I’ve been involved in wet and dry blasting for over 37 years. One of the complaints I have heard over the years pertains to the strain on the fingers, hand and wrist… Read more »

Vixen Aqua Wheelblaster

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Joe stopped in to blast some fifty year old rims. He really had no clue what to expect after cleaning the rims up in the Vixen Aqua Wheelblaster machine but I knew! They turned out great! “Thank you again for your time and for allowing me to get acquainted with the wet blasting process. I’m… Read more »

Aquablast Installation Video

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Whilst we were in the United Kingdom visiting Vixen in November we discussed the great feedback that I have received over the past year from you the customer. One of the things we planned to address was how to make it easier to figure out how to set up the machine. Let’s face it; nobody… Read more »

Fire Damage Repairs

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Recently I had some customers in to blast some parts that where fire damaged. Sadly, a barn burned down causing 15 or more project bikes to be ruined by the fire. The damaged parts ranged from just dirty and smelly from the smoke, to parts with melted plastic and major charring. One of the many… Read more »

Visit to Vixen in the United Kingdom

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Rebecca and I recently had the opportunity to Visit the Vixen factory in the UK. The purpose of our trip was to sit down on some projects that are ongoing, discuss some sales strategies, shoot some installation videos and basically just discuss future plans. As always, we strive to provide the best customer support in… Read more »

Wetblasting Challenge

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We recently wet blasted pistons and crank shafts for a major manufacturer in the United States. We were challenged to do the following:   New pistons – Remove burrs without dimensionally changing the pistons New pistons – Provide an overall bright matt finish with consistency on the overall piston Crank shafts – Provide an overall… Read more »

Dan’s Motorcycle Project

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I wet blasted a very rusty BSA wheel with a Vixen wet blaster and was very impressed with the speed and quality of the finish.   I will use this method on my unrestored “rider” motorcycle projects, to maintain the hard to find original parts and keep costs down. Not everyone wants a museum piece… Read more »

Rick Meets ‘The Godfather’

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Rick recently had the opportunity to visit all of the Vixen team, for the first time, at their head office based in the North East of England. Unbeknown to Rick, he was going to meet the Godfather of Vixen – Ian Yearsley.

Mark Luebke, Wisconsin

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Mark Luebke, a motorcycle enthusiast, based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, uses Vixen’s Aquablast 915 wet abrasive blasting cabinet to refinish his 1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 engine cases, heads, carburettor bodies and transmission case.