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Old 04-21-2012, 02:21 AM
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Brushed finish on stainless steel

Hi , Does any one know the best method to get a 'brushed' finish on stainless steel?

Wire brush or sand paper? I dunno?
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:46 AM
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Sandpaper and WD-40.
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sandblaster,with a brushing /sweeping motion
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Thanks guys..

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To get a brushed finish on stainless depends what type of material you are starting with.
If for example you have a mill finish piece of s/s bar, you will need to grind the whole surface somehow because that piece of bar will have a very rough surface. Sanding discs in the largest grinder you have will help keep the surface flatter.

After grinding, use something called a flap wheel in a die grinder to take out the grinding marks.



Then go over that with some emery cloth and follow up with some scotchbrite pad and you'll have a nice brushed finish.

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It's flat plate that im using as an insert in a center colsole around the shift stick, with that "lazer film" peal off protective film. Underneath is super shiny finish that I want to make look like the finish of a s/s on a 69 camaro steering wheel

Probably like about 180 grit I guess, I don't think it needs grinding, any ideas!

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Nice material to start with. I would only use Scotchbrite on it then.
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Thanks mate, I'll start with that and see how it comes up..

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The brown very coarse scotchbrite will give you the finish you desire in one step, lubricate with varsol or kerosene to help it cut...soap works too but then you have to wash it off.
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Go slow and brush in one direction only in nice even horizontal swipes; try to stay as straight as possible and take your time. It won't take long.
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Thanks guys, I know the stuff you mean.
I'll get a nice sharp new piece, do a dummy run on an off cut and I will keep it straight...

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