Who are we?

Sandblasting is also known as abrasive blasting. It is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface. The sandblasting operation is done under high pressure to smooth a rough surface and roughen a smooth/Shape surface to remove its contaminants. There are several variants of sandblasting process like bead blasting, Soda blasting, and shot blasting.

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About us

Microabrasive Sands is a sandblasting sand seller based in North York, Ontario. We have a variety of sands to choose from. For any questions regarding which products suits your needs best, we’d be happy to assist you at 416 890 5007. To place an order, please call 416 890 5082.

What is abrasive blasting used for?

Abrasive blasting uses compressed air or water to direct a high-velocity stream of an abrasive material to unsoiled an object or surface, remove burrs, apply a texture, or prepare a surface for the application of paint or other sorts of coverings.

There are Two Types of Sandblasting Processes:

• Water-Driven It is applied for reducing surface deterioration, most commonly water driven process is used for brick or concrete surfaces preparation.

• Air-Driven - This process is best suited for metal surfaces, to prevent moisture buildup and avoid water intrusion in the surface.

• Sandblasting is the process of propelling abrasive by using the pressurized liquid or compressed gas as propellant. There are many generic terms for this process that is generally related to the sandblasting abrasive media used for this process. Here are the details of abrasive materials.

How do I choose a sandblasting media?

Start with a gentle medium if you are uncertain.

Consider glass beads as a medium

Choose plastic beads for automotive sandblasting

Take care with clean-up if you use aluminium oxide

Silicon carbide for toughest jobs

Pick steel grit or steel shot for special finishes

Try dry ice sandblasting

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What type of blasting media should I use?

Silicon Carbide is the toughest abrasive material available, making it the perfect choice for your most challenging surface finishing application. This is available in several colours and purities.

Materials which can be Sandblasted:

  • Glass
  • Stone
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Plastics Steel
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Silver

How to Purchase an Order:

STEP 1: Call 416 890 5082

▪ We need the information to place the order

• Name:

• Contact Number:

• Email address:

• Order & Quantity:

• Preferred Pick up Date and Time:

STEP 2: Confirmation of Order will be sent via email

▪ Invoice

STEP 3: Pay amount due via e-transfer

▪ Payment confirmation will be sent

▪ No transactions at the pick-up location

STEP 4: Pick up at the 80 Beverly Hills Dr, North York

Materials Required for Sandblasting Process:

  • Abrasive Media –grit size 80 grit around 0.007
  • Sand –Produces free silica: cause of silicosis, a lung disease
  • Aluminum Oxide – Lasts 30-40 X over sand.
  • Silicon Carbide – Lasts at least 40-50X over sand.
  • Garnet
  • Glass Beads
  • Black Magic
  • Walnut Shells
  • Plastic Pellets

Products

The pros (advantages) of sandblasting are as follows:

• Abrasive action on the surface

• Fit for rough surfaces

• Quick Removal of contaminants

• Less machinery is involved

The Cons of Sandblasting Are as follows:

• Not fit for smooth surfaces

• Abrasives

• Use of silica

• Heat generation

• Requires Precautions

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Recently Asked Questions?

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. We are constantly adding most frequently asked question to this page.

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