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Stainless Steel Mill Finishes

#2B     A mill cold-rolled finish. No abrasive used.

#3        A 2B finish processed with #100 AO belt.

#4        Dairy or Food Service finish.  A 2B finish processed with #100 AO belts, followed by #120 AO finish.

#6        A # 4 finish which has been buffed.  A fine satin finish.

#7        A #4 finish followed by #180 then #240 AO belts, the cut-buffed and finally color-buffed to a reflective finish.  A bright finish with some grit lines still visible.

#8        A #4 finish followed by #180, 240, 320 and 400 AO belts, followed by cut-buffing, followed by color-buffing to a mirror finish.  No grit lines available.  A convolute or similar wheel may be used instead of the cut/color buffing steps if acceptable.



Standard Aluminum Finishes

M21 Smooth Specular            Belt polised to 320 grit then buffed with Tripoli buffing compound

M22 Specular                          Buffing without prior belt polishing


Directional Textured:

M31 Fine Satin                        Belt polished to 320 then 400 grit M32 Medium Satin                                         Belts polished to 180 to 320 grit M33 Coarse Satin Belt polished to 80 or 100 grit

M34 Hand Rubbed                 Rubbed with medium grades of steel wool or non-woven hand pad material


Standard Finishes on Brass and Bronze

M21 Smooth Specular            Polishing to 320 grit then cut buffing with AO M33 Specular                                                M21 plush light buffing

M31 Fine Satin                        Polishing with AO or SC to 180 then 240

M32 Medium Satin                  Polishing with AO or SC from 120 then 180

M33 Coarse Satin                   Polishing with AO or SC from 80 to 120

M34 Hand Rubbed                  Rubbed with medium or coarse non-woven pad

M35 Brushed                           Wire brush or polish with coarse grit abrasive

M36 Uniform                            Polish with 60 or 80 AO or SC



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