Sand Blasting Sand
Even the name sand blast implies using sand. Decades ago, sand was used as a blast media. Many still is use it today. However, Cyclone does not recommend sand, we never have. This is because there are many safer alternatives to sand. Silicosis is a very real danger from using sand.
Safer Alternatives to Sand Blasting Sand
Sand blasting media is not a one size fits all solution. For example, what are you going to blast? Next, what expectation do you have for the surface after blasting? Some abrasive media can significantly damage the blasted surface. Using improper media is not only dangerous, it can destroy your project.
Blast Media Comparisons
Cyclone provides simple options for blasting media. We offer glass beads, blasting garnet, brown and white aluminum oxide, and silicon carbide. Each of these blasting media types is unique. Therefore, we will briefly review each and offer suggested uses. With anything we offer, we encourage you to email us or call us with questions or concerns.
Safety Above All Else
No matter what media you use, please be safe. Read and follow all instructions, and obey all warnings. Your safety is ultimately your own!