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woodcutter

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Has anyone any experience getting a non-glare satin finish on steel, such as on dials or measuring rules? Henry
 

Hawkeye

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Sandblasting with crushed glass will give that kind of finish. A small gun would be advised. All this, of course, before lettering is applied. You'd have to experiment to get the best results.
 

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to keep it from rusting right away i have been using Krylon acrylic matte finish in the spray can.
 

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Hawkeye is dead-on. I've been sandblasting with 80 grit glass and it makes a pearl matte finish. It looks good all by itself and it really makes black oxide apply evenly and look very professional.


Ray

Sandblasting with crushed glass will give that kind of finish. A small gun would be advised. All this, of course, before lettering is applied. You'd have to experiment to get the best results.
 

GK1918

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Rays wright, I made a bunch of V blocks and I call general blocks then #80 glass beads WoW. Not
sure about the rust issue, they are kept in a plastic box sprayed with blaster.
 
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