MaxxStrip blast media, also known as Kieserite, is a unique mineral. The raw mineral into an engineered product by screening it to ensure uniform particle size distribution and adding anti-clumping technology to ensure constant flow occurs while blasting.
MaxxStrip is classified as a soft, water soluble media, and works well in many situations, especially pool projects and any other environment which requires a neutral pH solution (MaxxStrip is used as a fertilizer in Europe and will not harm any surrounding landscaping).
Hardness of MaxxStrip Media
One of the main differences between Baking Soda and MaxxStrip is hardness. MaxxStrip is 3.5 on the Mohs hardness scale (vs. soda @ 2.5). This makes MaxxStrip a cross-over media – it’s hard enough to remove rust off of metal, but still soft enough to use on certain “fragile” substrates like limestone or pool tiles without risking damage.
Eco and Operator-friendly Blasting Media
MaxxStrip blasting media is all natural, water-soluble, silica and toxic metal-free, non-hazardous, non-toxic, and non-sparking. MaxxStrip’s pH is neutral, making it landscape-safe as well.
Applications for MaxxStrip
Like soda, MaxxStrip media also has multiple applications. One of the best is fountain and pool tile cleaning, which is an extremely safe and effective technique for removing calcium and scale deposits. Unlike other pool tile cleaning methods which involve dangerous chemicals, the results are faster and cleanup is much easier.