SHARPSHOT® has been a proven air blasting abrasive for over 25 years. It is an air-cooled and crushed iron silicate abrasive. The cooling and crushing process creates a hard, cubical, and aggressive abrasive. 

Shipyards and contractors have relied on SHARPSHOT® for quality and cutting speed at a very competitive price, and it is now the preferred abrasive at many installations.


In tests run for NIOSH by an independent company, SHARPSHOT® was shown to be the best slag abrasive for cutting speed and cost per sq. ft.

​​SHARPSHOT®  is a recycled iron silicate abrasive that is environmentally friendly; it is low-dusting, contains very low levels of heavy metals (see SDS)  and is approved to be recycled into the manufacture of ​​​Portland cement. ​

SHARPSHOT®  is a low-dusting abrasive containing less than 0.1% free silica.

SHARPSHOT®  is available pre-blended with ​​BLASTOX® ​​for jobs involving lead-based paint.

SHARPSHOT®  has been approved by CARB (California Air Resources Boardfor dry unconfined outdoor abrasive blasting for over 25 years. Our proprietary air-wash system produces the cleanest low-dusting abrasive on the market.

SHARPSHOT®  is approved by the U.S. Navy and listed on its qualified products list.



12x30 (X-COARSE)

Heavy duty X-Coarse size for the removal of layers of old paint and rust from ships, bridges, tanks, etc. This X-Coarse sizing typically - with properly working equipment - produces a 4.5-5.5 mil profile.


20x50 (COARSE)


Coarse size for general purpose blasting jobs. This Coarse sizing typically  - with properly working equipment -produces a 3.5-4.0 mil profile.This is also the preferred size for underwater waterjet cutting applications.


30x60 (MEDIUM)

Medium grade for lightly corroded coatings and new steel. This Medium sizing typically - with properly working equipment -produces a profile of less than 2.0 - 3.0 mil.


40x120 (FINE)

A Fine grade abrasive for use on carpet, plastic and wood. This product  is often used for antique restoration and cars. This fine sizing typically - with properly working equipment - produces a profile of less than 1.5 mil.

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All SHARPSHOT® products are available as follows:

BULK (in pneumatic blower trucks, bottom drop hopper trucks, rear dump trucks, tandems​, or rail cars)

BULK BAGS (3,000 lb. and 4,000 lb.)

75 lb. BAGS 

50 lb. BAGS NEW!


Click here for directions from I-17 to our plant at 705 E. Birch St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326.


4620 S. Coach Drive

Tucson, Arizona 85714, USA

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