Sandblasting titanium frame.

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  • 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.

    so going from this
    https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/­styles/main_width/public/j.guillem-13.pn­g

    to this
    https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/Hd8c705d4faf9­430da25af3c41a7c5a22z/200608783/Hd8c705d­4faf9430da25af3c41a7c5a22z.jpg_.webp

    Thanks!
    Wayne

  • 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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