The Bay Blasting and Engineering Difference


Under new ownership since April 2012, we proudly offer friendly service and quality workmanship at a competitive price. 

Our professional facilities include a 14m x 5.5m x 5.5m high custom built blasting booth. We are well equipped for, and have experience in, heavy machinery restoration including earthmoving and farming equipment and their components, light vehicles/trucks and transport or domestic use trailers.

Blasting can be executed to all levels and standards. We guarantee the application of all industrial and protective coatings which can be colour matched to your specific requirements.

So, What is Abrasive Blasting?

Abrasive blasting, or sand blasting, is a surface treatment process widely used in a variety of different industries with many diverse purposes. Abrasive blasting is the process by which an abrasive media is accelerated through a blasting nozzle by means of compressed air. The abrasive used varies based on the surface treatment required. Common abrasives used include:


Glass Bead

Steel shot
Steel grit
Crushed glass
Aluminum oxide
Silicon carbide
Baking soda
Ceramic grit

Media selection is a crucial decision in the engineering of abrasive blasting processes. The different media types have different hardness, shape, and density, and each is available in a wide range of particle sizes. At Bay Blasting our preferred media is Garnet. Garnet is a cost-effective alternative to silica sand, mineral slags and steel grits as the perfect symbiosis of grain size, density and hardness/durability creates the optimum abrasive efficiency – lowest abrasive consumption (kg/m2) at the highest production rates (m2/hr).In addition, Garnet is recyclable up to 5 – 10 times (depending on the application) due to its superior toughness and low friability. So we recycle our Garnet in our specially designed booth.

Traditionally abrasive grit blasting has been considered a "low tech" process, generically called sand blasting. Today, however, abrasive blast cleaning is a vital process used not only to remove rust, but to prepare surfaces for high performance coatings or to treat final products to give them the luster and surface texture desired.