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Finishes

The right finish means everything to your project—and it also means everything to us. Architectural Metal Polishing is committed to providing you with the exact metal finish you need, every time. We offer a wide selection of finishes to fit your vision and the demands of your project.

Below, you’ll find a listing of our most popular metal finishes. If you don’t see the exact finish you require, we also provide custom metal finishing services and can often match samples provided to us. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to request a quote for custom finishing!

Metal Finishes

#2b mill finish

#2B/Mill Finish

The unpolished cold rolled material as it is obtained from the producing mill. It may sometimes exhibit a slight luster from the rolling process, but no reflectivity.

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Mirror Finishes

Bright Annealed Finish

This results in a bright, reflective appearance that may still retain some surface imperfections. It is typically chosen as a lower-cost option compared to buffed mirror finishes.

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satin finishes

#3 Satin Finish

The #3 finish has a wide range of uses across many industries. This finish is achieved by polishing on a wide belt machine, resulting in a coarser appearance.

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#4 Satin Finish

#4 is the industry standard for satin finishes. This finish is similar to #3; however, the final polishing is done using a higher grit of 120-180, producing a smoother, more refined finish.

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#4 Long-Grain Finish

A Variants of the #4 finish include the same initial procedure used to produce a standard #4 finish, followed by additional polishing to change the direction of the grain.

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#4 Cross-Grain Finish

Variants of the #4 finish include the same initial procedure used to produce a standard #4 finish, followed by additional polishing to change the direction of the grain.

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#4 Non-Directional Satin Finish

Variants of the #4 finish include the same initial procedure used to produce a standard #4 finish, followed by additional polishing to change the direction of the grain.

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#6 Satin Finish

Similar to #4 except an even finer and smoother appearance. After initial polishing, the final finish is achieved by polishing with a 240-320 grit abrasive belt.

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#6 Long-Grain Finish

Variants of the #6 finish include the same initial procedure used to produce a standard #6 finish, followed by additional polishing to change the direction of the grain.

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#6 Cross-Grain Finish

Variants of the #6 finish include the same initial procedure used to produce a standard #6 finish, followed by additional polishing to change the direction of the grain.

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#6 Non-Directional Satin Finish

Variants of the #6 finish include the same initial procedure used to produce a standard #6 finish, followed by additional polishing to change the direction of the grain.

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Mirror Finishes

#7 Mirror Finish

#7 is sometimes referred to as a “pre-buff” or “dull mirror” finish. This finish features a highly reflective surface that has been finely ground, but one in which grit lines are not removed.

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Mirror Finishes

#8 Directional Mirror Finish

#8 is the industry standard for a truly mirrored finish. Its extremely reflective surface results from many stages of directional buffing and polishing, followed by buffing with a rouge compound.

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Custom Metal Finish

Need a metal finish but don’t see it listed on our website? Get in touch with our team today! Architectural Metal Polishing offers high-quality, professional custom metal finishing in addition to our typical finishing options.

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