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I am trying decide how to finish my stainless rig. I really dont want to try polishing 40' of tubing but I would like some sort of uniform finish. I was thinking about bead blasting it and was wondering if anyone had any experience they could share.

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Mike



 

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Get a quote for powder coating. You could also just take your angle grinder and put a uniform swirl over the whole thing, might look kinda cool.
 
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Get a quote for powder coating. You could also just take your angle grinder and put a uniform swirl over the whole thing, might look kinda cool.
Personally I wouldn't powdercoat SS.

The uniform swirl idea is a good one though. I would use a prep disc or a flap sander in an angle grinder and not the grinding wheel though. I wish I'd done that to mine BEFORE I welded it all up. Live and learn.
 

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We blast everything we make out of stainless at work. it looks awesome!! It looks like it has been painted with a satin silver paint. If you are going to blast it yourself, take all of the proper safety precautions. We use glass for the media, and I must warn you not to use any media that has been used on anything other than stainless.
 

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have it bead blasted or sandblasted, it depends on your finish quality before blasting but here's an example of stainless steel with a bead blast finish.. I would just go over everything with a palm sander with fine enough grit to smooth the swirl marks...


 

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