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Australia 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Santorini Black
Aluminium. Vapor blasting or hand finish

Anyone know what JLR Classic is using to restore their aluminium parts? I get good results with brushing but still wondering if I should get them vapor (not soda) blasted to keep them 'clean for longer.m

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If you want the best possible finish then vapour blasting is the way to go. Gives aluminium casting that brand new finish. Santorini 90XS SW
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I would agree that vapour blasting is excellent for cast aluminium parts, I have used it a lot on my Series vehicles engine parts. 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
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Thanks for the heads up. Does it stay close to cast finish? I want to replicate the original look as much as possible. m

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Vapour blasting is not as aggressive as grit, sand or bead blasting, due in the main down to the use of water as a lubricant. If you know a local company that carries out vapour blasting why not ask them to show you some examples of their finished work. Santorini 90XS SW
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Thanks for all your answers. Convinced. Will post some pictures once done. m

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