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Impact blast cleaning removes surface contamination, burrs, and feathered edges, from a broad spectrum of parts. Choosing the right blast media depends on the desired finish and application.

Abrasives-Aluminum Oxide

Abrasives-Aluminum Oxide

Aluminum oxide is a sharp long lasting abrasive used for finishing and cleaning. It has a fast-cutting action which minimizes damage to thin materials. It is durable and can be recycled many times.

Aluminum oxide is a high-quality abrasive that does not dull quickly. It leaves a smooth flat, coarse-textured finish and is longer lasting and considerably more aggressive than Glass Beads.

Applications Include

  • Cleaning Engine Heads
  • Valves
  • Pistons
  • Turbine Blades

Generally, the larger the grit size, the faster aluminum oxide will cut.

Standard US Mesh Sizes
12 80*
16 100
20 120*
24 150
30 180*
36 220
46 240
54 280


*Typically Stocked Item

Glass Beads

Glass Beads Glass Beads smoothly blends away surface defects. A finer, smoother non-glare finish is achieved with smaller spheres, while larger spheres produce a more textured finish.
  • Special effects are easily achieved through simple masking before the blasting process.
  • Finish is reproducible, time after time.
  • Improves lubrication
  • Improves adhesion capabilities

Steel Shot/Steel Grit

Steel Shot/Steel Grit

Steel shot and steel grit are reclaimable Medias used mainly in blast cabinets.

Steel Shot is ideal for peening applications to impart a clean, smooth and polished finish.

Steel Grit is an angular carbon steel designed for quick and effective removal of surface contaminants from metals.

Steel Shot or Steel Grit Applications include:

  • Shot Blasting
  • Shot Peening
  • Cutting

S.A.E. Size s Available

Shot Grit
S780 G10
S660 G12
S550 G14
S460 G16
S390 G18
S330 G25
S280 G40
S230 G50
S170 G80
S110 G120


Packaging Options:

  • Available in standard 55 gallon steel drums
  • (2000#/drum)
  • 50# kraft paper bags (40 in a pallet box)
  • supersacs (1-2 tons).

Save on your cleaning costs by purchasing conditioned steel shot and grit! No scrap surcharges, no pallet/drum charges.

Call a CRW representative today to discuss choosing the best blast media for your specific application.

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