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We use our Dry Blast cabinet when items require paint and corrosion removal from the surface. Dry Blasting also known as Bead Blasting, or Grit Blasting is used to clean ferrous metals such as iron and steel as well as paint and rust removal, leaving an ideal clean surface in preparation for painting. The abrasive nature of dry blasting lightly etches the cleaned surface leaving a dull matt textured finish ideal for keying paintwork.


All items should be reasonably degreased and any seals, roller, or ball bearings removed. Heavily painted items (such as Marine) may require paint stripping before starting the dry blasting process, which can be done at an additional cost.

Our Bead blast cabinet

Preparing Your Items 

  • Parts will need to be dismantled and all internal components removed i.e. bearings, seals etc. Please contact us to discuss

  • Please ensure you remove all valves, jets, bearings and seals etc. in readiness for the blasting process

  • On receiving the items we request they have been cleaned and degreased to a reasonable level 

  • If you require us to dismantle, or degrease your items we are happy to do so at an additional cost

Please note the cleaning process can reveal defects such as stress fractures. FWD Performance Surface Finishing cannot accept responsibility for pre-existing damage revealed during the cleaning process. If defects are identified we will inform you immediately.


Please contact us to discuss any of the preparation process.

We are restricted to the size of items we can fit in our dry blast cabinet but most motorcycle frame, wheel and engine components can be accommodated. Please contact us for advice.



Prices are quoted as approximate as each individual piece will vary due to size, shape and condition. All prices will be confirmed on inspection. Please contact us for quotes on any vapour and dry blasting to motorcycle, car, marine or industrial parts.


We welcome items received by post and on completion of blasting will be returned by post to you P&P costs apply.


After Dry Blasting all items will be thoroughly cleaned and inspected to ensure residual media removal. However, we cannot guarantee that there will not be any media residue left. It is the responsibility of each customer to check over their components before reassembly commences. 


After the Blasting process components are prone to corrosion and oxidation which leads to deterioration of the the final finish over time. We can treat the vapour blasted items with an inhibitor (ACF-50) if requested to prevent and delay deterioration.


The cleaning process can reveal defects such as stress fractures - FWD Vapour Blasting cannot accept responsibility for pre-existing damage revealed during the cleaning process

FWD serves Brentwood, Colchester, Chelmsford, Tiptree, Kelvedon, Witham, Maldon, Braintree, Southend, South Woodham Ferrers, Clacton, Romford, Wickford, Harlow, Dunmow, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, Ipswich, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, East Anglia and the whole of the UK.

Dry blasted Motorcycle bottom yoke ready to paint
Bead Blasted selection of steel brackets
Conical hubs for a pre 65 trials project
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