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Blast Off based in Newcastle, UK have been in operation for just over a year! During that time, they have seen their restoration business soar thanks to investing in Vixen’s Aquablast 1215.
The family-run company utilise Vixen’s wet blasting technology in order to restore tired looking car parts, leaving them with a like-new finish. As a newly established business, they wanted to be sure that they were going to be able to deliver high-quality results for their customers. This is why they decided to invest in a Vixen machine.
Choosing the Aquablast 1215 allows them to quickly and efficiently complete restorations on intricate vehicle components. However, it’s not just automotive parts that they blast clean in the machine. They also work with antiques such as miner’s lamps, theatre lights and nautical components.
Vixen’s vapor blasting process cleans gently by flow rather than impact, with the addition of water mixed with abrasive media to produce a superior finish. This highly effective method suits the business perfectly to ensure that even the most complex of parts are as clean as possible. Wet blasting also helps to remove rust, oxide layers, carbon, paint and more, which is extremely beneficial in the automotive industry.
The 1215, which is Vixen’s medium-sized cabinet, has been specifically designed to simultaneously degrease and blast components of many sizes. Thanks to the versatility of this machine, the owners Jill and Adrian are able to confidently provide a top-class service to customers.
Blast Off pride themselves on taking care of its customers’ parts as if they were their own. Their reliable service and quality results is heightened by the Aquablast machine they invested from us since they opened its doors.
12 months later, they are thriving and are a successful North East company working tirelessly to meet customers’ needs. They love working with Vixen’s Aquablast machine to clean up even the most delicate parts with confidence as this process doesn’t cause any damage or dimensional change. You can also visit their Instagram page to see the results of our Aquablast.
“The Aquablast machine is the backbone of our business and it has proved to be so versatile. Everything from engine blocks to miner's lamps has been in it. The sales engineer Rob was great in helping set the machine up and we really appreciate his back up service still a year after we purchased the machine.”