RockRidge insures that our Premium Garnet is a non-ferrous, 100% natural mineral abrasive. The average Mohs hardness is 7.5-8.0 making it ideal for both surface preparation and waterjet applications. Garnet, because of its hardness and cutting ability, is the abrasive grain used for waterjet cutting applications. Blasting with garnet results in a safe, cost-effective cleaning and surface preparation operation. Its durability offers multiple turns, leading to savings on consumption, shipping, and disposal. Garnet has the cutting ability to reach bare metal, removing corrosion or coatings. It can achieve mil profile finishes for most coating applications. Garnet is ideal for use on ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Other types of media may present cross-contamination concerns on aluminum and stainless steel.
RockRidge Garnet Information Guide (PDF)