View Full Version : Media blast and opaque powder coat

06-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Does media blasting an MHS part before powder coating with an opaque colour make and difference to the look of the finished part? I'd like to media blast the exposed and transparently powder coated parts, and unsure if I should also media blast the parts I'd like to powder coat in opaque matt black to keep the appearance of the metal more consistent.

Silver Serpent
06-25-2014, 04:35 AM
Depends on the powder coat you choose. Most of the opaque colors will appear the same whether they're applied to media blasted or regular parts. The matte black is thick enough to cover any minor surface imperfections, so you're unlikely to notice a difference between media blasting or not.

06-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Many thanks Silver Serpent! Will save myself that $15 then :)