Wheel Building Services

Welcome to the South Devon Classics wheel building services page. At South Devon Classics we can rebuild your spoked wheels using your own rims or with new chrome or aluminium rims with stainless steel polished spokes & nipples. Please feel free to browse the gallery below with examples of our work.

If you have any questions or enquiries please contact us through the website contacts page.

Yamaha IT 175 rear wheel, stripped out, polished rim, powder coated hub & respoked with stainless steel spokes.

Honda Africa Twin wheels rebuilt with Excell rims & polished stainless steel spokes & nipples.

Vapour Blasting Services

At South Devon Classics we are now able to offer a Vapour Blasting Service which will greatly enhance our range of restoration services. 

Vapour blasting (also called aqua blasting, slurry blasting, bead blasting, or wet abrasive blasting) is a great option for those who need engine components cleaned to an impeccable standard, and also left with an attractive and easy to maintain finish.

The process itself takes place within a purpose built safety cabinet  & therefore we can only vapour blast items that fit within the cabinet, but this size is more than enough for components such as engines, casings, carburettors, and most fixtures and fittings.

Once the item is secured within the blasting cabinet, the machine uses compressed air to blast the item’s surface with a mixture of water and a slurry of minute glass beads. The glass media mixed with the water at high pressure provides an abrasive element, thoroughly removing all dirt, grit, and paintwork. The depositing of the glass particles at high pressure “peens” the surface, leaving an even, soft satin sheen.

The process is ideal for aluminium components especially engine casings, barrels & cylinder heads. Carburettor bodies also benefit from this process. The straight stripping process to aluminium casings provides an ideal base for painting with minimal surface preparation.

Please contact us for a quote for any of your Vapour Blasting requirements.

Scroll down to see some examples of Vapour Blasted components before & after the treatment. We will add more images as the process develops. 

Amal Carburettor body before & after.

Yamaha RD125LC engine casings before & after results.