Selecting The Right Abrasive Blast Media

If you’re in the business of surface preparation or restoration, choosing the right abrasive blast media is paramount for achieving the desired finish efficiently and effectively. At Blast Coat Systems, Inc., we recognize the critical role that abrasive media plays in surface preparation and finishing applications. Our extensive selection of high-quality abrasive blast media caters to diverse industry needs, ensuring superior performance and optimal results.

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Premium Garnet is a non-ferrous, 100% natural mineral abrasive. The average Mohs hardness is 7.5 – 8.0 making it ideal for both surface preparation and waterjet applications. Blasting with garnet results in a safe, cost-effective cleaning and surface preparation operation. Garnet has the cutting ability to reach bare metal, removing corrosion or coatings. It can achieve mil profile finishes for most coating applications.

GARNET is ideal for:

  • Waterjet cutting
  • Concrete
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Fiberglass structures
  • Profiling
  • Paint, corrosion, rust and scale removal


Amasteel optimizes durability and cleaning power, providing a smooth and polished surface. Can be recycled many times.

Steel Shot is ideal for:

  • Desanding, descaling & deburring
  • Surface preparation
  • Shot peening
  • Cutting


Used on many surfaces to remove contamination or texture surface. Based on the size, shape & hardness this determines using for appearance or surface finish for coatings. A highly recyclable media.

Steel Grit is ideal for:

  • Bridges
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Structural Steel
  • Stone


Air-cooled and crushed iron silicate product. Cooling and crushing process creates a sub-angular, dark gray (dull, not glassy), hard, cubical, durable and aggressive abrasive.

Copper Slag is ideal for:

  • Blasting removal of paint and rust from ships, bridges, tanks, etc.
  • Subsea waterjet cutting​ (e.g., abandonment and decommissioning)
  • Light paint and rust removal in new construction surface preparation
  • Antique restoration
  • Automobile body paint and rust removal
  • Plastic and wood surface preparation


100% recycled glass, preferred for the environment and your health. It is QPL Mil-Spec & CARB approved, suitable for use around water, and Beryllium is not listed on our SDS.

Crushed Glass is ideal for:

  • Bridge restoration
  • Repair to remove carbon deposits, dirt, and graffiti from concrete structures.
  • Blast away rust and coatings from steel sections, it leaves a clean, white finish each time.


Walnut shells can remove matter from surfaces without scratching or pitting underlying material.

Walnut Shell is ideal for:

  • Polish and clean fine metals
  • Alloys
  • Mechanical Parts
  • Shell Cartridges
  • Rocks
  • Stones
  • Coral
  • Ivory


Blend of coarse and fine staurolite sand with a clean and rounded sub-angular surface. Commonly used in Steel Fabrication and Maintenance blasting.

Starblast is ideal for:

  • Rust Removal
  • Mill Scale
  • Weathered Coatings
  • Surface Prep
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Concrete


MaxxStrip (PF-2) is a water-soluble media and environmentally friendly. Specially formulated for pool projects and any other environment which requires a neutral pH solution.

MaxxStrip is ideal for:

  • Pool tile cleaning
  • Removing algae, mold and calcium
  • Containment is minimized
  • Safely clean dirty grout


Glass beads are commonly used for cleaning and polishing without great surface removal. Comes in a variety of sizes based on your application. The courser the material, the deeper and faster the media will penetrate. Contains no free silica and environmentally safe.

Glass Bead is ideal for:

  • Polishing
  • Finishing
  • Peening
  • Deburring


Brown Aluminum Oxide (BFA) is an extremely aggressive media more commonly used. Fast and effective and used in a variety of applications. This media is hard and tough with multiple recyclability. Low Friability.

White Aluminum Oxide is created the same as brown with the exception of white having high friability, but the same hardness.  

Brown & White Aluminum Oxide is ideal for:

  • Grinding
  • Coatings
  • Polishing
  • Steel
  • Paint
  • Rust
  • Mill scale

Spent Abrasive Disposal is available and simple. One call and we do it all. We will set up the trucking either a flatbed or dump truck and haul it away. To start, a small sample of your abrasive will be sent to a lab for testing. You can use your own lab or we can handle that for you. Results will be sent to the plant for approval and a waste profile number will be issued. Only one test per job is required and the waste profile is good for up to 2 years. Call for help to get started.

Choose Blast Coat Systems, Inc. for Superior Abrasive Solutions

At Blast Coat Systems, Inc., we’re committed to providing industry-leading abrasive blast media that meets the highest standards of quality, performance, and safety. With our extensive range of abrasives and expert technical support, we empower businesses to achieve exceptional results in surface preparation, coating removal, and surface finishing applications. Whether you’re involved in automotive refinishing, marine restoration, or construction projects, we have the perfect abrasive blast media to meet your specific requirements. Contact us today to discover the perfect abrasive blast media for your project requirements.