Garnet blast abrasive for guns
There are a variety of materials that can be used as abrasives for blasting the finish on your gun. Garnet abrasive is an often used material but it lacks the efficiency of our superoxalloy.
The process of using an air compressor to propel blast abrasive grains through a nozzle at high velocity onto your chosen project surface is known as abrasive blasting. It has several applications, including removing coatings from your gun surface.
Grit for blasting your gun
You must be aware of what grit size you should be using when blasting a gun. Cerakote recommends using #100 grit garnet sand for removing coatings. The higher the grit number, the finer the abrasive is, which creates a smooth surface finish. Lower grit numbers mean the abrasives are more coarse, but they also scrape off the coating faster. As you can see, there’s quite a bit to take into consideration when choosing a blasting grit. Fortunately, there’s an alternative that will cut down on the amount of prep work.
Garnet blast alternatives
10X Engineered Materials has created a line of superoxalloy abrasives that are proven to get the job done and leave the surface of your gun smooth, clean and ready to recoat. Products include KinetiX (high production grades) and EpiX (precision grades) which perform in finer grit sizes, and are comparable or better than expensive ultra-high-performance media.
Currently, KinetiX and EpiX are available from abrasive distributors around the US. If you don’t see a distributor near you, contact 10X and we will work with you to get you what you need. EpiX abrasive, which is best for precision applications such as powder coating and medical applications, is also available to purchase directly from the 10X Engineered Materials website.