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  • 1 = best
  • 2 = effective
  • 3 = acceptable
GENERAL APPLICATION GUIDE FOR ABRASIVE MEDIA
ETCH PEEN DEBURR REMOVE PAINT CLEAN
STEEL 1 Silicon Carbide Cast S.S. Shot Steel Grit Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide
2 Aluminum Oxide Steel Shot Silicon Carbide Aluminum Oxide Aluminum Oxide
3 Black Beauty Slag Glass Bead Aluminum Oxide Black Beauty Slag Glass Bead
ALUMINUM 1 Ground Glass Glass Bead Agricultural Shells Glass Bead Blass Bead
2 Glass/Aluminum Oxide Agricultural Shells Plastic Grit Soda Blast Soda Blast
3 Aluminum Oxide Plastic Grit Glass/Aluminum Oxide Agricultural Shells Plastic Grit
PLASTIC 1 Ground Glass Glass Bead Plastic Grit Plastic Grit Soda Blast
2 Glass/Aluminum Oxide Plastic Grit Agricultural Shells Soda Blast Plastic Grit
3 Plastic Grit Agricultural Shells Glass/Aluminum Oxide Agricultural Shells Agricultural Shells
WOOD 1 Plastic Grit N/A N/A Soda Blast Soda Blast
2 Agricultural Shells N/A N/A Plastic Grit Plastic Grit
3 Soda Blast N/A N/A Glass Bead Glass Bead

Choosing the right media type:

The type of abrasive determines cost and effectiveness of the blast-cleaning process. The variables are quality of finish desired and the time required to obtain that finish. Start with a lasting, durable abrasive using the smallest size that will do the job, then work up to the largest size that does an acceptable job in the shortest time.

We'll help you make the right choice

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