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Need blasting media?  We stock a wide selection of blasting media, and whether you need it by the bag, super sack, or truckload, we have you covered.  We're experts at finding ways for you to save money on your abrasives.  With our in-house logistics team, it's one call and we'll arrange, load, and monitor your order all the way to your job site. 

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Abrasive Characteristics Comparison

Material Mesh Shape Density lbs/ft3 Mohs Friability Cycles Typical Applications
Coal Slag
  • 10/40
  • 12/40
  • 20/40
  • 30/60
  • 40/80
65-85 6-7 High 1
  • Paint stripping
  • rust removal
  • propane tanks
  • water towers
Starblast
  • Ultra-80
  • Standard-100
145 6.5-7 High 5-6
  • Outdoor applications
  • paint stripping
  • rust removal
  • automotive
Steel Grit
  • G10 - 7-12
  • G12 - 8-14
  • G14 - 10-16
  • G16 - 12-18
  • G18 - 14-25
  • G25 - 16-40
  • G40 - 18-50
  • G50 - 25-80
  • G80 - 40-120
  • G120 - 50-200
230 8 Low 200+
  • Blast Room Application
  • wheel blast machines
  • can be mixed with steel shot
    to improve cleaning capabilities
Steel Shot
  • S660 - 8-14
  • S550 - 10-16
  • S460 - 10-18
  • S390 - 12-20
  • S330 - 14-25
  • S280 - 16-30
  • S230 - 18-35
  • S170 - 20-45
  • S110 - 30-80
  • S70 - 40-120
280 8 Low 200+
  • Wheel blast machines
  • peening applications
  • cleaning
Aluminum Oxide
  • 16 - 10-20
  • 20 - 10-30
  • 24 - 14-40
  • 30 - 16-45
  • 36 - 18-50
  • 46 - 25-70
  • 54 - 30-80
  • 60 - 35-100
  • 70 - 40-120
  • 80 - 45-140
  • 100 - 60-230
  • 120 - 70-270
  • 150 - 80-325
  • 180 - 80-400
  • 220 - 100-30 micron
  • 240 - 120-20 micron
125 8-9+ Med/High 6-8
  • Glass etching
  • rust removal
  • paint stripping
  • gravestone etching
  • anti skid
Glass Beads
  • #4 - 30-40
  • #5 - 40-50
  • #6 - 50-70
  • #7 - 60-80
  • #8 - 70-100
  • #9 - 80-120
  • #10 - 100-170
  • #11 - 120-200
  • #12 - 140-230
  • #13 - 170-325
80-90 5.5 Low/Med 8-10
  • Air blast cleaning
  • peening
  • polishing with bright finish
  • aircraft engine parts
  • automotive remanufacturing
Plastic
  • 12/16
  • 16/20
  • 20/30
  • 30/40
  • 40-60
  • 60-100
45-60 3-4 Low/Med 8-10
  • Paint stripping
  • automotive
  • soft metals
  • composites
  • mold cleaning
Crushed Glass
  • 10/20
  • 10/30
  • 20/40
  • 40/70
  • 40/80
  • 70
  • 80
  • 80-120
80-85 5-6 Med/High 1-3
  • Paint stripping
  • rust removal
  • etch aluminum and stainless
  • wet blasting
  • propane tanks
Garnet
  • 16
  • 36
  • 30/40
  • 30/60
  • 60
  • 80
  • 90
  • 120
  • 150
  • 200
  • 350

130 7.5-8 Low 3-4
  • Blasting
  • waterjet cutting
  • powder coating
  • water towers
  • porcelain coating
  • paint stripping
  • light rustremoval
Soda
  • #180 - 100
  • #260 - 50
  • #300 - 45

60 2.5 High No
  • Graffiti removal
  • mold cleaning
  • automotive
  • paint stripping
  • wood
  • fiberglass
  • cleaning (aluminum brass,
    bronze, and stainless)
Walnut Shells
  • 6/10
  • 8/12
  • 12/20
  • 20/30
  • 30/100
  • 100

42 3 Med/High 3/4
  • Log cabin restoration
  • power plant ventilation cleaning
  • paint stripping
  • deburring thermoset plastic parts
  • cleaning ceramic insulators
Corn Cob
  • 8-40

35-45 2-4.5 Med 4-5
  • Removing paint from delicate surfaces
Copper Slag
  • 12/40
  • 20/40
  • 30/60
115-120 6-7 Low 4-5
  • Rust removal
  • paint removal
  • pipelines

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