Cuznbob’s Motorcycles

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Robert Aldrich, owner of Cuznbob’s Motorcycles based in Austin Texas, purchased an Aquablast 1215 recently. Robert uses the Aquablast machine to process aluminium motorcycle parts to restore old motorcycles. The Aquablast 1215 machine is the medium sized machine within Vixen’s vapor blasting range. This machine is designed to harmoniously degrease and blast many sizes of components. The larger… Read more »

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 »

P4 By Norwood “high end” wet blasting

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Tim Taylor from P4 By Norwood have recently purchased one of Vixen’s Aquablast 1215 machines and had some great things to say! “I have been looking for a way to clean Cast Aluminium for 30 years restoring vintage Italian automobiles and showing cars at Pebble Beach Concours, d’Elegance and  Concorso Italiano.” “The goal is to get the… Read more »

The results were unreal, literally amazing!

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Troy visited Wetblasting.com to see Rick and Rebecca about the Vixen wet blasting machines they had available. Troy tested out the Aqua Wheelblaster machine and this is what he had to say about his experience… “Thanks to Rick and Rebecca from www.wetbasting.com” “I got the chance to experience a Vixen wet blasting machine, very impressive!!! I… Read more »

Aquablast 915 processed parts

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Don visited the work shop in Cedarburg, WI to take a look at the Vixen machines and to process some parts he brought along. The parts were fire damaged and he had a very rough looking wheel rim.   Don said “I was amazed at how quickly the machine cleaned and shined up these parts,… 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 »

“The Aquablast® 915 provides great results”

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Mike based in Florida, USA, recently purchased an Aquablast 915 wetblasting cabinet, to effectively clean components from grease, oil and other contaminants. The Aquablast is designed to produce a softer finish, a dust free process and cleans by flow, not impact. The Aquablast has offered huge benefits to a wide variety of industry sectors such… Read more »

The Aquablast® adds Value for Image Auto!

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The Image Auto is an American story.  Back in 2003, founder Paul Daly was working as a service writer for a Chevrolet dealership in Oswego, New York. One day, while speaking with a friend from Elim Bible Institute, where Paul received his degree, seeds were planted that would one day grow into the Image Auto… Read more »

Grafton Engine Rebuilders

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Thanks Rick for the demonstration in your shop last week. I cant believe how clean these parts look and how fast the Vixen Aquablast processes them! We rebuild all sorts of engines from lawn mower engines to tractor engines. The Vixen Aquablast is going into the budget for year end. This machine will save us a lot of… Read more »

RestoCycle – The Wow Effect

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Located in Tucson, Arizona, RestoCycle provides motorcycle restoration services to customers all over the USA. Vapor blasting with the Vixen 915 is a speciality, and owners of all makes of motorcycles now use RestoCycle to renew the finish of their parts. RestoCycle’s president, Nils Menten said, “I struggled for years trying to find the best… 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 »

Jeff’s Alloy Wheel Clean

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Rick It was nice to meet with you last week. I’m glad that I was able to come there in person to blast the wheel myself. The Vixen machine is awesome!   I was really surprised how quickly the wheel could be cleaned/etched. I think that my customer will be happy as well. They have… 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.