|Aluminum Oxide vs Glass Bead Blasting|
Different blast media will create different finishes on different types of metal. The aluminum part pictured was etched and corroded and need to be cleaned to a uniform surface finish. The section on the left was blasted with 120 Mesh Aluminum Oxide Grit to create a relatively smooth, matte, uniform finish. The section on the right was blasted with Medium Glass Bead to result in a bright, satin-like finish. A simple change of media can result in a dramatic change in finish.