Using Aluminum Oxide Abrasive to Blast Iron

After long exposure to the sun and rain, iron starts to corrode and will need a new surface profile. The best way to do this is abrasive blasting, and aluminum oxide is a common blast media.

Aluminum oxide blasting makes use of an air compressor to propel blast abrasive grains through a nozzle at high velocity onto your chosen project surface. It has various applications, including the treatment of iron surfaces.

Bags of aluminum oxide can most likely be found at your local hardware store, or online from a specific manufacturer’s site. While aluminum oxide is a classic blast media to use, it doesn’t perform as well as superoxalloy, a rising star in the industry.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective, long-lasting blast media that’s compatible with iron surfaces, then superoxalloy is the best choice.

The Best Blasting Abrasive for Iron Surfaces

Superoxalloy is a rising star in the world of abrasive blast media. It has all the strengths of other blast media while eliminating many of the weaknesses. 10X Engineered Materials has created a line of superoxalloy abrasives that are strong and durable, and won’t leave embedded particles in your iron surfaces. EpiX and KinetiX superoxalloy abrasives abrasives are made up of polymorphous particles that perform multiple steps of the blasting process at once, making it possible to remove coatings faster and for less.

Superoxalloy resists breakage, can be reused many times, and is virtually dust-free. 

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.