Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site
pub Where the world gathers for
plating, anodizing, & finishing Q&As since 1989





-----

Suggestions for large 304 stainless steel sign





September 7, 2010

Hello, my question is this. Our hotel has had a sign made by a fabricator, it is a 304 stainless steel backing in an oval shape, 16 feet long by 5.5 feet high (in the middle). Our owner chose this fabricator because he was the cheapest, but he doesn't "finish" the stainless. We would prefer to apply a "swirl" or brush to it, any help would be greatly appreciated. The lettering is removable and is black anodized aluminum.

Paul Chiappetta
hobbyist - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada



simultaneous replies

Swirl is easy to do. Use a rotary sander with an appropriate grit of wet and dry sandpaper. You might like the finish that you get from a dual action rotary sander as it produces less prominent swirls. Practice on the back side of the sign before you do the front. These are typically air powered and are available at most big box stores and most auto paint stores.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida



Well I suppose the cheap way would be to get an orbital sander or car buffer and attach a Scotchbrite pad to it and swirl away.

rod henrickson
Rod Henrickson
gunsmith - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread -or- Start a NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2023 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA