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Small Project Quantity Size Type 3 Reflective Glass Beads

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Group image of 2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound bags of Type 3 glass beads
Image of a 2 pound bag of Type 3 glass beads
Image of a 5 pound bag of Type 3 glass beads
Image of a 10 pound bag of Type 3 glass beads
SKU: GB3-2lb

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Type 3 Small Size Reflective Glass Beads
List price: $36
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Quick Overview: 
  • Great for small projects
  • Choose between 2lb, 5lb or 10 lb bags
  • Federal Specification Type III airport grade (high reflectivity)
  • Perfect for quality testing before buying or small projects needing high quality glass beads


If 50lbs of extremely highly reflectivity glass beads is too much, we offer some smaller sizes for testing or for smaller projects that don't require near as much as what a full bag offers. These are the same product as our Reflective Paint Glass Beads Type 3, just sold in smaller bags. Choose between a 2lb, 5lb or 10lb bag.

These are great for school projects, homeowners who want a reflective street address (might be easier said than done, we've never tried it) or visibility marker for a driveway. These would also be great for small property owners or property maintenance folks who want to refresh a few lines on a parking lot and want the high visibility reflective beads can offer.

Maybe you want to double check the quality of our product before making a larger purchase which is a very common request from customers.

Whatever the project calls for, if it's a small one, these will work perfectly.

If you don't need the high quality of the Type 3 glass beads, then we suggest looking at the affordable Type 1 glass beads instead.  Type 3 glass beads are made from virgin glass which produces a higher quality and a much higher reflectivity score.  The Type 1 glass beads are made from recycled, crushed glass so the quality isn't considered to be as good.

Product SKU List

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2 Pounds


5 Pounds


10 Pounds




This product does not have an explicit application warranty period. For a full explanation, view our BIG A Consumable Warranty Policy.

We WILL warranty issues caused from shipping or packaging problems.



Specification Type: TT-B-1325D Type 3

Refractive Index:Class A acc. to EN 1423

Bulk Weight:~ 1,6 – 1,8 g/cm3

Hazardous Substances:As, Pb, Sb – Class 1 (< 200 ppm)

Storage:Dry and sheltered; Can be stored for 24 months in the original container


1 lb square

3.33 sq ft

10 lb square

33.3 sq ft


Coverage yield may vary based on application method. Listed coverages are for a general idea only.

Bead size ranges for AASHTO Type 3

Size (Mesh)

20 - 50

Size (Microns)

850 - 300

Size (mm)

0.850 - 0.300


Material and Safey Data Sheets (MSDS/SDS):
Technical Data Sheet:
Shipping Weight
Weight: 2 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 9 in × 6 in × 2 in