GMA NewSteel 80 Mesh Garnet Abrasive Media for Sandblasting or Water Jet


GMA NewSteel is our ideal abrasive for new steel, lightly rusted surfaces and thin coatings.

Coating Thickness:  mill scale – 2.0 ml
Profile: 1.5-2.5 ml



  • Unrivaled speed in removing mill scale.
  • Produces surface profile from 1.5 – 2.5 mil (40- 65μm) with exceptionally clean surface, enabling ideal preparation for initial coating application
  • Blasting rates: Up to 500 ft²/hr (46m²/hr)
  • Consumption rate : 1.25 – 2.0 lb/ft² (6.10 – 9.76 kg/m² )
  • Bulk bag – Pack size 4400lb
  • Dust Factor: Low
  • Recyclability: 6/10
  • Mesh sizes: 80

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New construction; removal of light rust or mill scale on new steel. Removal and preparation for powder coating. Tanks, piping, pressure vessels, ship hulls, ballast tanks and offshore platform decking.


  • Ideal for sandblasting new steel garnet blasting sand to remove milscale
  • #80 grain size
  • Will achieve a 25-50 micron profile
  • Typical consumption rate 250 kg/hr
  • Typical blasting rate for Milscale removal 20 m2/hr
  • Inert, natural mineral
  • Pinkish to reddish-brown, sub-rounded grains
  • High performance, low dust garnet abrasive
  • Economical, single use abrasive which may also be recycled

New construction; removal of light rust or mill scale on new steel. Removal and preparation for powder coating. Suitable for tanks, piping, pressure vessels, ship hulls, ballast tank and offshore platform decking. All-around garnet abrasive. General industrial maintenance. For removal of coatings and medium-to-heavy rust. Construction and maintenance of commercial buildings, chemical plants, power stations, mining and processing equipment, gas and sewerage plants, desalination and industrial plants.

Tanks, piping, pressure vessels, ship hulls, ballast tanks and offshore platform decking. Garnet Abrasive Suppliers BlastOne with its long-term relationship with GMA Garnet offers top quality alluvial sandblasting garnet abrasive/garnet sand media – for all abrasive blasting operations Australian Garnet Blasting media is the ideal size, density, hardness, shape, and geometry for efficient sandblasting and rust removal. Due to the garnet media uniform particle size, GMA Garnet Blasting media is ideally suited for all sandblasting operations and will flow through sandblasting pot and blast machines without blocking abrasive metering valves Why blast with GMA Garnet Blasting media?

GMA Garnet Abrasive media is a naturally occurring mineral abrasive, which is safe to use and safe to handle Due to the very low abrasive consumption rates through BlastOne sandblasting pots, sandblasting sand disposal quantity and costs are reduced The garnet abrasive Abrasive media particle size provides a uniform sand blasted surface profile suitable for most high-performance paint coating systems Garnet Abrasive media will blast faster than steel grit providing higher productivity and lower cost per square metre of abrasive blasting This makes garnet sand and garnet abrasive ideal for use in blast rooms large or small Due to Garnet’s high specific gravity, and clean particles, it is very low dust GMA Garnet sandblasting abrasive meets all international specifications and standards for quality abrasive blasting medias This Includes ISO11126 and ISO11127.

GMA Garnet sand has very low / negligible free silica and extremely low levels of soluble salts and chlorides Every batch of GMA Garnet is individually tested and traceable compliance test certificates are available for blasting contractors to provide to their quality manager or paint inspector BlastOne’s Garnet has very low turbidity and contains virtually no fines/sludge, making it the ideal abrasive for sandblasting as it does not emit clouds of dust – making BlastOne the leading supplier of garnet abrasive blasting media /blasting media suppliers Abrasive Garnet can be used in all wet blasting, vapour blasting, slurry blast and wet abrasive blast machines, such as Graco Ecoquip, Torbo, greener blast, dustless blasting, mist blasting and Amphiblast equipment BlastOne has a complete range of blasting supplies and abrasive blasting equipment such as vaporblasters, bristle blasters, will blast machines, grip blasting media, Sand blast rooms and blasting chambers

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Skid Size

2200lb bulk bag, 4400lb bulk bag, 55lb bag on 2200lb skid, 55lb bag on 4400lb skid, Bulk Tanker

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