Garnet Media Blasting

Garnet Media Blasting

Garnet, due to its unique shape, serves as a dual purpose media. Mined in Australia, it gets processed into several different mesh sizes. We stock 30/60, 80, 120, and 150 mesh. The coarser (lower number) mesh sizes work great for traditional surface prep and rust removal projects.

Garnet is classified as a hard abrasive, and some people refer to it as the “invisible media”, as a very little amount goes a very long way. The 80 mesh is a very popular formula due to its consistency, which allows you to truly dial in your media flow to just that one grain size so that no garnet goes to waste (in other words, you do not need to adjust your machine to accommodate the largest particle size in a range– when you do have to do this, it’s inevitable that some material will get wasted).

Garnet is also highly reclaimable – it can be reused many times before losing its effectiveness.

Using Garnet for Preservation and Restoration projects…

When used at a low pressure in IBIX equipment, garnet can be used successfully for many types of preservation work. It was used recently at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to remove a layer of wax from the granite base. When using garnet at a low pressure, almost no dust gets generated because of its density. At the Eiffel tower, they “dry-blasted” while using only simple containment measures, and did not have to close down any of the sidewalks or other pedestrian routes.

Garnet can also be used on very delicate substrates, and is widely used in Europe for wood restoration. At a low pressure, garnet bounces off the surface vs. cutting into it. This bouncing action removes dirt, crusts, and other contaminants, but will not harm the wood itself.

Contact Us

Our Address:

9 Wainui Rd

Silverdale, Auckland

Phone:
(09) 426 3666
(021) 462 880

Soda blasting can...

- remove a single layer of paint
- remove bitumen
- remove carbon and grease
- restore aviation parts
- remove paint and varnish 
- remove concrete 
- remove grease and oil 
- be great for crack detection

We specialize in...

  • SODA blasting
  • PLASTIC blasting
  • GARNET blasting
  • GLASS blasting
  • GLASS BEAD blasting

Our Address:
9 Wainui Rd
Silverdale, Auckland

Hours of Operation: 
Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5pm 
Weekends 9am to 12am

Phone:
(09) 426 3666
(021) 462 880

Free Quotes

We offer a wide array of services and are able to provide quotes over the phone. To learn about the many ways in which we can help restore or refinish your project, call us today at (09) 426 3666 and let us put our skills to work for you!