Our Services

At ACR, our passion for finishing comes out of a desire to provide customers with the best value for money and time.

Having restored many of our own parts and projects over the years, we have felt the frustration of having to cart your project around between niche’ suppliers to get the finish required. From start to finish, the team at ACR offer every service that you could need for componentry repair, restoration, and refinishing. We offer and can customer the below services to suit:

  • Isotropic Super Finishing
  • Performance ceramic coating
  • Sandblasting, powder coating and painting
  • Vapour blasting

With sustainability at the forefront of their services, the team are passionate about achieving the best restorations and refinishing possible. From automotive, powersports, aviation, and marine componentry, to household items and antiques give us a call today to see how we can help you.

Machine Parts & Gears

Isotropic super finishing

What is isotropic super finishing?

In layman’s terms, Isotropic means “having uniform physical properties in all directions”. In the finishing world, isotropic finishing refers to the surface of the component no longer showing any of the imperfections commonly experienced in manufacturing. Isotropic super finishing ensures a part’s surface will have no discernible marks, lines, or patterns.

Why super finish?

Manufacturing of any machined metal componentry leaves what is called a Surface Finish – peaks, grinding marks, burrs, or other imperfections. This type of finishing can cause additional friction, heat, vibration, and fatigue, adversely affecting and reducing performance.

Typically used in automotive and industrial componentry where high contact stresses are present, Isotropic Super Finishing removes the peaks and leaves a smooth, high-gloss finish that gives you the performance edge and saves you money in the long run.

Using a combination of highly conditioned media, chemicals, and vibration to effectively ‘wipe’ and remove a micro-layer of the metal, without altering the integrity of the part, this process leaves a high-quality surface finish on your componentry that allows it to operate with reduced friction, enhanced efficiency, lower heat generation, increased lubricity efficiency, & reduced metallic stresses. Give your next project the best extension of life you could – superfinish your componentry with ACR.

Ceramic Painted Piping

Performance Ceramic Coatings

For any automotive, residential, or commercial project, let the experts at ACR take care of protecting, refurbishing, or restoring your next project from start to finish.

The unique composition of our ceramic polymer coatings provides unrivalled thin film surface performance and aesthetic properties for automotive, power-sport, marine, or aviation application where you are seeking improved performance and looks.

High Temperature Coatings

Our High Temperature Coatings are ideal for componentry that requires a superior heat management system to provide faster gas flow velocity. Perfect for components within and around engines or areas such as exhaust headers/systems, intake manifolds, turbo housings, and brake callipers. Withstanding temperatures up to 980C, ACR high temperature specialty coatings allow for cooler, more efficient, and higher performing engines.

Piston Coating

Piston coating reduces temperature, increases horsepower and torque, reduces, or eliminates detonation, and allows for higher compression ratios to be utilised.

Heat Transfer Coating

By transferring heat away from a substrate faster than the substrate can, heat transfer coatings reduce exposure of coated parts to a constant hot-cool cycle, reducing the risk of metal parts weakening greatly.

Dry Film Lubricants

Designed for components operating in high stress and heat environments to aid is high temperature lubrication. Ideal for piston skirts, valve stems or any surfaces that require protection from corrosion, wear, or friction.

Performance Clears

ACR offer both gloss and matte clear finishes to maintain and protect the surface of your componentry and restoration projects. Ultra-Thin application allows for a clear coating to protect areas where exact tolerances are required.

Vapour Blasted Comparison

Vapour Blasting

Vapour blasting uses a combination of water, compressed air, detergents with specialist media combinations to clean and restore surfaces. Through this combination of water and specialist media used under pressure, the substrate is safe from heat, warping, or any damage.

It is safe on nearly all substrates, without the risk of the removal of surface material.

Vapour blasting offers an innovative and specialised surface treatment allowing a gentle process that cleans, and polishes components to a stunning revived satin finish.

Utilising various media combinations and depending on your desired finish, ACR can restore a multitude of surfaces on materials such as aluminium, magnesium, brass, copper, steel, stainless steel, cast iron, plastics, wood, and glass back to showroom condition.

Not only can we vapour blast your automotive, powersports, marine & aviation components and accessories, we can lovingly restore antiques using this technique. ACR offer a range of custom finishes and work closely alongside you to ensure your pride and joy stands out from the crowd.

Powder Painted Alloy Rims

Powder Coating And Painting

For the high-quality finish with impeccable attention to detail, save yourself double handling time – come to the team who offer sandblasting and powder coating under the one roof.

Sandblasting

Sandblasting is heavy-duty surface prep used to remove old paint, dirt, contaminants, rust, and corrosion, creating a new surface profile that improves adhesion between the substrate and the new coat of powder or paint. As a result, any protective coatings and finishing will last longer.

Powder Coating And Painting

Looking for a finish that provides not only protection but a finish that is more practical for everyday use? Choose powder coating. Baked onto the component and bonding the colour on a molecular level, powder coating is resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing - the colour and sheen will keep for years to come.

An economical finish for any metal part, the diverse range of colours and finishes is almost unlimited – giving you the result you imagined. From a metallic finish to a full matte or gloss finish, powder coating offers you the best value for money. The team at ACR will work with you to discuss your custom powder coating and paint requirements for any automotive, powersports, marine or aviation components. No job is too small!