by Miles
SMART alloy, Wheel repair, Vixen surface, Wet blasting machine


Vapormatt have recently launched their latest wet blasting machine, the Puma. Designed specifically for the preparation of alloy wheels, by refurbishment and repair businesses offering SMART services (Small to Medium Repair Technology), the Puma is a compact and easy to use unit that brings an affordable unit to the market. 

“Working closely with a number of wheel repairers we are able to offer a machine that is not only extremely compact but also very user friendly” comments Chris Owen, UK Business Development Engineer for Vapormatt. A history of close collaboration with its customers has allowed Vapormatt to go above and beyond what is currently available on the market and the interest in the new machine is already very strong. 

Using the wet blast process a mixture of abrasive media and water form a slurry that can be projected at the alloy wheels surface using compressed air to give the process its power. The resulting effect on the wheel results from gentle abrasion to harsher treatments. Having this flexibility in process parameters enables the wheels to be lightly etched for re-painting or polished up to give a burnished finish. 

“With wheel shops dealing with a large range of wheels the Puma has been designed to accommodate wheels up to 30” in diameter. Additionally the 3 flat sides means the Puma will fit into any corner or small space without effecting its usability”. Chris continues. The resulting Puma machine is one with a small footprint (1150w x 700d x 1200h) that still offers easy operation and maintenance all from the front on the machine. 

Vapormatt are now able to arrange demonstrations on the Puma machine at the Processing Centre in the UK where potential users can experience first-hand the benefits of wet blasting for alloy wheel refurbishment. 

To arrange a demonstration or discuss any questions you may have you can contact Vapormatt directly on +44 (0) 1823 257 976 or by emailing [email protected]

The Puma can also be seen on YouTube by following this link.



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