1. El Matarife

    El Matarife Sep 15, 2020 11:02am

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    I wasn't sure where to post this...

    Does anyone know how to restore a sandblasted finish on stainless steel watch parts. Brushed finish, sure. Polished finish, sure, But sandblasted? When the grainy matt texture gets scratched it gets 'smoothed' and becomes shiny... Would a vibratory tumbler (ladies!) do the job: https://www.sandblasters.co.uk/index.asp?function=search&search=vibratory tumbler

    Any thoughts?
     
    Edited Sep 15, 2020 11:09am
  2. dtf

    dtf Sep 15, 2020 11:43am

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    Sandblast it?
     
  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 15, 2020 3:16pm

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    Find a watch restorer who does sandblasting work. I wouldn't try doing it myself probably
     
  4. El Matarife

    El Matarife Sep 15, 2020 7:11pm

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    Yes, I thought about hiring the equipment but I would probably ruin the watch parts. I thought the tumbler might be something I could borrow and potentially successfully operate! But I should probably just find a watch restorer.
     
  5. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 16, 2020 5:40am

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    Whatever sandblasting you are planning the movement should be out of the case.
     
  6. El Matarife

    El Matarife Sep 16, 2020 8:42am

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    :thumbsup: