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What is Vapor Honing?

Vapor Honing is a surface refinishing process used to clean and resurface ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Vapor Honing uses a slurry of water, compressed air, detergents and abrasive media. This process also seals the "pores" of the aluminum making it look better longer, and be more resistant to future corrosion.

How long does it take?

1-2 days in shop is standard, however we are always happy to expedite your order. 

Does Vapor Honing have another name?

Yes, Vapor Honing is synonymous with Vapor Blasting, Wet Blasting, Wet Honing and Wet Abrasive Blasting to name a few.  

Are there alternatives to Vapor Honing?
Vapor Honing offers the highest quality finish, without the introduction of toxic solvents or heat.

How much does Vapor Honing cost?

Services are billed by the hour ($60 per hour), and the time it takes to complete a project depends on the condition and cleanliness of the parts you furnish. If we need to clean your parts or remove gaskets, bearings, or seals, additional charges may apply. All orders are subject to a 1 hour minimum charge, billing is done in half-hour increments thereafter. 

What type of finish can I expect?

The finish can vary depending on the condition and quality of the metal in the part. In general, parts will appear from the cabinet with a very fine lustrous satin finish. This finish is impressive straight out of the machine for many parts including cylinders and heads, valve covers, wheel hub centers, and just about any rough-cast engine parts commonly found on British, American, Japanese and European motorcycles.

Do you Vapor Hone only motorcycle parts?
Great question! Our machine is equipped to process automotive, marine, 4x4 and many other parts. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to ask.

Are there other advantages to Vapor Honing?

Vapor blasting is the essential choice for providing a quality finish, free of grease, rust, factory coatings, or other contaminants. Aluminum, chrome, or steel surfaces develop a satin-like finish at the end of the process.

Should I be concerned with flash rusting?
No, flash rusting should not occur. We add a corrosion inhibitor into the slurry to prevent any immediate "flash rust".