Does anybody know anywhere in London I can get this done? I want to sand blast my titanium frames so they have the matt finished and not a brushed finish.
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I'm happy to say it's now over twenty years since I finished with the finishing trade, so my knowledge is not up to date.
However I can tell you that the finish you get from blasting depends on the medium used, so to ask for 'sandblasting' seems to exclude the other media, for example: glass bead, grit, shot, chilled iron and so on. It's a long list.
Your first task should be to establish what type of blasting is suitable for titanium - I know, for example, that Reynolds disapproved of anything harsher than glass bead for 753. Don't believe what the man at the blasting firm tells you - if he wants the job he'll tell you that what he's got is just what you want. If in doubt about the finish get a sample done, but the main thing is not to wreck the frame !
Good luck with this - there's not a lot of the metal finishing trade left.
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