Detailed Product Description:
Glass bead blasting produces a clean, bright, satin finish, without
dimensional change of the parts. Available in a wide range of sizes,
glass beads are primarily used in blasting cabinets for honing, polishing,
peening, blending, finishing, removing light burrs and cleaning most
light foreign matter. For delicate thin-walled parts and thin welds,
peening with glass bead abrasive material provides the right balance of
stress relief without over-stressing and causing damage. Consider the
size of perforations or holes through which the glass beads must pass
when screen separating parts from media after use.
Glass beads are manufactured from lead-free, soda lime-type glass,
containing no free silica that is made into preformed ball shapes.
Glass beads produce a much smoother and brighter finish than angular
abrasives. Glass beads can be recycled approximately 30 times. Chemically
inert and environmentally friendly, glass beads are an acceptable method
of metal cleaning or surface finishing when properly controlled.
Best on softer metals like aluminum and brass. Great for cleaning pistons, engine
blocks, and for light rust removal with minimal dust. Commonly used on
aircraft parts for pre-paint preparation.
Meets mil spec MIL G9954A for size uniformity.
Suggested Air Pressure: 60 psi maximum
Grit Size: #8 (70-100 screen mesh size)
Hardness: 5 to 6 Moh (Diamond = 10)
Be sure to wear appropriate respiratory protection.
Comes packed in 50 pound bag.