Abrasives, Media and Grit

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Click to Enlarge Abrasive Mesh Sizes Density lbs/ft³ Mohs No. of Cycles Dust Cost Cost
/Use
Typical Application Metal Removal
baking soda blast media photo Baking Soda 60-170 60 2.5 1 High High Med Delicate peening, mold remediation, historical restoration, paint removal None
dry ice blast media picture Dry Ice 3 mm cylinders 98 NA 1 Low High Med Mold cleaning, specialized industrial cleaning None
sponge blast media picture Sponge 16-320 9-33 2.5-8.0 5-20 Low High Med Delicate cleaning, historical restoration – heavy scale removal None-High
Click to Enlarge Abrasive Mesh Sizes Density lbs/ft³ Mohs No. of Cycles Dust Cost Cost
/Use
Typical Application Metal Removal
plastic blast media photo Plastic 12-80 45-60 3.0-4.0 8-10 Low High Med Paint stripping, deburring, cleaning None
glass bead blast media picture Glass Bead 30-325 100 5.5 8-10 Med Med Med Engine rebuilding, coatings removal, surface preparation None-Low
Crushed Glass 30-400 100 5.5 1 Low To Med Low Low Remove rust scale burrs paint and contaminants, cleaning, surface prep for adhesion Low- Med
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/Use
Typical Application Metal Removal
ceramic bead blast media picture Ceramic Bead 60-120 150 800-1000 Vickers Hardness 60-100 Low High Med Engine rebuilding, coatings removal, surface preparation None-Low

Hornet Media

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Hornet

12-24, 36, 30-40,
30-60, 80
124-135 7-9 3-5 Med Low Low Outdoor blasting, rust removal metal, aluminum, auto, stainless steel Med
Jetmag blast media picture

Jetmag

 

16-150 84 6.5-7 3-4 Med Low Low Outdoor blasting, rust removal metal, aluminum, auto, stainless steel Med
cola slag blast media picture Coal Slag 12-40 85-112 7.0-7.5 1 High Low Med Outdoor Blasting, rust removal Med
garnet blast media photo Garnet 30-80 140-150 7.5 3-4 Low Med Med Outdoor blasting, metal, aluminum Low
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/Use
Typical Application Metal Removal
aluminum oxide blast media picture Aluminum Oxide 16-220 125 8.0-9.0 6-8 Low High Med Blast cabinet, cleaning, finishing High
steel grit blast media photo Steel Grit 12-50 230 8.0 200+ Low High Low Blast rooms, cleaning, heavy scale removal High
steel shot blast media picture Steel Shot 10-80 280 8.0 200+ Low High Low Cleaning, peening, airless blasters, wheel machines None

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