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Auto 4 - Italy

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Auto 4
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Sports Car Refinish & Restoration
Aquablast 1215
Case study overview

Auto 4 based in Italy, are a bodyshop which sell and refurbish new and used motors, specialising in Subaru sports cars.

Before they were introduced to the Aquablast, the company would use a dry blasting process, however the results were far from what they had desired. Once they had witnessed the capabilities of the Aquablast, they instantly knew that to be able to achieve the best of the best results, this was a piece of technology they needed within their workshop.

Auto 4 noticed a second hand Aquablast 1215 cabinet for sale and didn’t think twice about purchasing. Thanks to the Vixen, they are now able to achieve a consistent, smooth and satin finish which in the owner Matteo’s words is “incredible”. They use the machine to process all things aluminium, such as engine blocks and heads, ancillaries parts, suspensions and much more.

The Aquablast 1215 is the medium sized cabinet in the range and a popular choice for automotive restoration. The pristine finish is created through flow of water mixed with abrasive, which results in a finer finish. This is due to the water acting as a lubricant meaning no media is impregnated into the component. The process is completely dust free as there is no break up of media, unlike dry blasting where the finish is produced by sheer force of abrasive impact.

The machine also features our most popular optional extra, the closed loop system. Having this extra means the machine can operate without the need of a mains water supply and the need of a drain close by. The system recycles the water and is then used for re-use for the window wash and rinse gun.

Time after time, the company are amazed by the superior results. The machine assists in helping Auto4 provide a first class and professional service to their customers. They now find that other workshops local to them are bringing their parts to be blasted in the Aquablast. The machine has helped them provide a service that no one else in their area can compare to.

Why not join Auto 4 and many other worldwide customers in transforming your business as well as your parts and components? It’s no wonder Vixen are the no.1 choice for surface treatment equipment!

Matteo said: “This helps us to offer a super quality job to the customers, a professional job like no other here in our region. The Aquablast cabinet brings the quality standard of our company to a higher level.”

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