Jul 6 2021

Edd China uses Aquablast® 1215

WATCH Edd China use our Aquablast ® machine in the Workshop Diaries show! 📺 In the latest episode, Edd uses our Aquablast 1215 to surface finish a component, as part of the “World’s Fastest Electric Ice Cream Van” project! It’s great tuning into Edd’s show every week! We’ve loved seeing our vapor blasting machine in action and… Read more »

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Jan 21 2020

“The unit looks fantastic after blasting”

They are up-and-running and love the machine! The unit looks fantastic after blasting/cleaning but the biggest time saver is that they don’t have to fully clean the oil and scum off before going into the Aquablast.  The closed loop rinse with the timer adjustments you made seems to be carrying out the scum and filtering… Read more »

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Dec 23 2019

Vixen premiers Aqua Wheelblaster video

Vixen debuts its latest video with the popular Aqua Wheelblaster. The Aqua Wheelblaster is designed exclusively for wheel preparation and uses Vixen’s wet blasting technology to prepare wheels in as little as three minutes! Fast, affordable, easy to use and very profitable! This compact machine uses the standard six step process of manually preparing wheels into one… Read more »

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May 13 2019

Rick’s Visit to The Ultimate Man Cave!

One of the things I love about serving the wet blast industry is the variety of industries and businesses I get to visit. I meet great people in small mom-and-pop shops and great people in high-end industries like Samsung or General Electric. It’s my thirty-ninth year at this and it’s still as much fun as… Read more »

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Jan 24 2019

“Everything I blasted came home looking new or better!”

Dave from Wanatah, Illinois visited the wetblasting.com workshop to trial the Aquablast machine. After the demonstration he was given, Dave was very impressed by the Vixen machines which he used to process motorcycle parts that needed restoring. “I have been curious about wet blasting since the first time I heard about it and have to… Read more »

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Jan 14 2019

Stan’s Wet Blasting Experience!

Automation Products based in Wisconsin USA, started their business over 30 years ago, processing parts for companies all over the States. Automation products had a dry blasting cabinet that wasn’t achieving the exact results their customers were looking for, so Stan decided to contact Rick from wetblasting.com and send some parts to process in his… Read more »

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Nov 19 2018

IMTS Show – Chicago!

This year Vixen exhibited at the IMTS Show in Chicago and it was a huge success! The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the biggest in the US and brought in crowds worldwide to view the magnificent machinery on display. I had the privilege to join the Vixen team on their stand to speak… Read more »

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Jul 6 2018

Surface Preparation Solutions – Texas

In June Aidan Mallon, the managing director of Vixen Surface Treatments, travelled to Texas to train representatives from Surface Preparation Solutions in Houston Texas. Aidan also sent out an Aquablast machine prior to his arrival to lead the show and tell, and so Surface Preparation solutions could use this as their demonstration machine. Aidan’s main… Read more »

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Jun 27 2018

Olsen Motor Sport

Olsen Motorsport is a vehicle repair, service, and restoration company based in Wisconsin USA. Not only do they accommodate for a variety of high end companies such as Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborghini they also provide their service to custom built services and custom-built vehicles. Olsen purchased an Aquablast 1215 to process vehicle parts… Read more »

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Aug 17 2017

Successful Sample Deburring

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 »

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Jul 19 2017

Rich’s Workshop Visit

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 »

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Jul 4 2017

Blast Gun Support

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 »

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May 8 2017

Vixen Aqua Wheelblaster

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 »

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Jan 27 2017

Aquablast Installation Video

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 »

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Jan 23 2017

Fire Damage Repairs

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 »

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Dec 15 2016

Visit to Vixen in the United Kingdom

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 »

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Dec 6 2016

Wetblasting Challenge

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 »

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Jan 14 2016

Dan’s Motorcycle Project

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 »

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Sep 24 2015

Rick Meets ‘The Godfather’

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.

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Jun 11 2015

Mark Luebke, Wisconsin

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.

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Jun 9 2015

Short Block Charlie, Arizona

Short Block Charlie's -precision machining for motorcycles

Short Block Charlie is one of the premier Harley-Davidson machine shops in the USA, where they specialize in performance head modifications and engine building.

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Feb 27 2015

Separating Used Media From Water

Many users of wet blasting machines are often unsure how to separate used media and water from the sump of the machine. There are two basic options for media disposal …

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