WHAT DOES VAPOR BLASTING COST?
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Vapor blasting at RestoCycle is priced by the hour, at $80 per hour. Scroll through this slideshow for a sample of projects and pricing to get an idea of what your project might cost, but better yet call or contact us to discuss your project, or use the project order form to request a quote and upload a few photos of your project. We will get back to you right away with a quote.
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To get the best possible value from our service, be sure to remove all gaskets, sealants, o-rings, bearings and seals, and send your parts pre-cleaned - the cleaner the better. That way you're not paying us to do what you can do yourself.
The vapor blaster will not remove epoxy paints or powdercoat - those items must be chemically stripped before treatment, and will incur additional fees. If you need to remove these, a "premium" paint stripper containing methyl chloride can be safely used on aluminum, including "Aircraft Stripper", which is found at better paint and hardware stores. Read and follow the instructions on the stripper and be certain it is safe for use on your parts. Factory paints and clearcoats on vintage bikes are not a problem - don't bother removing those yourself, let us take care of it for you.
NOTE: Vapor blasting produces a beautiful lustrous fine satin finish, which we think is perfect as is for most parts of your vintage motorcycle, including engine cases, cylinders and heads, valve covers, and most wheel hubs. Many vintage motorcycles had their engine side covers finished to a smoother, flatter finish, what we'd call a 3/4 polish. Some hand finishing or polishing will be needed to restore that finish to those parts.
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