Bead blasting is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at a high pressure without damaging the surface. It is used to clean calcium deposits from pool tiles or any other surfaces, remove embedded fungus, and brighten grout color. It is also used in auto body work to remove paint.Click to see full answer. Correspondingly, is glass bead blasting safe?Glass beads can be safe compared to other blast medias. In particular, glass bead blast media can be a good alternative to silica sand depending on your application, which while silica sand is still legal it is becoming more regulated and is recognized as a source of a variety of health problems including silicosis.Additionally, how does vapor blasting work? Wet blasting (vapor blasting) is a process for removing contaminants from a surface, or finishing a surface using pressurized water and abrasive blast media. If the abrasive media is mixed with water and pressurized in a pressure pot before being propelled through a blast nozzle and mixed with compressed air. Beside above, how much does bead blasting cost? Current pricing is $4.00 per minute for all bead blasting services.Can you bead blast aluminum? Choosing the Right Blast Media If you are blasting aluminum surfaces, the abrasive media most often used is glass beads, sodium bicarbonate, or walnut shells. Steel shot or steel grit should be avoided. Steel is harder than aluminum, and can create a surface profile, which leads to corrosion.