Glass beads are one kind of common abrasive blasting media used in abrasive blasting. All of the beads blasting cabinets can use glass beads. Use the glass beads media size chart below to see what sizes correspond to each brand and spec.
Glass beads used in abrasive blasting are come in different sizes and diameters. Much like you would use different grades of sandpaper for different jobs, you would want to use different sizes of glass beads for different levels of blasting. Choose a No. 7 or No. 8 to clean or strip surfaces quickly.
In industrial blast cabinets, glass beads are for removing small burrs, cleaning, peening, honing, polishing, blending, and finishing. For delicate metal or thin welds, peening with glass beads can provide the right amount of stress relief without going overboard and causing damage.
Glass beads can usually be re-cycled 30 times under normal use.