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May 7, 2008, 11:14 PM
Which type of media would be the best to beadblast a stainless pistol?

May 8, 2008, 12:19 AM
Glass bead, probably no larger than 80 grit.

May 8, 2008, 08:30 AM

Harry Bonar
May 8, 2008, 09:13 PM
Yes, a fine glass bead works great and I have also had a grit called, BLACK BEAUTY does a little more agressive job if you desire it.
Harry B.

May 9, 2008, 01:00 AM
What is your desired effect of beadblasting?

Garnet will remove a lot of material in a hurry.
AL/OX Aluminum Oxide. ?
Glass bead ?

Plastic bead will not dimensonally change the base metal, but will remove surface coatings.

We also use water with our grit (vs air) for a fine finish; AKA HydroHoning.

The coarseness of the grit will also determine removal potential and time.

If you want a small amount of grit to try, PM me.

The Kid