Doucet 14 ft auto stroke sander

Finishing

A variety of decorative and non-decorative finishings are offered to customize Dawson products.

Dawson has the ability to apply a number of finishes – decorative and non-decorative – to the products that it produces. Discover the variety of available options below.

Decorative Finishes

  • Grained

    For a metal with a unidirectional, decorative finish, produced by graining metal with an abrasive belt.

  • Polished

    Polishing and buffing processes are used to smooth surfaces using an abrasive and a work wheel or a leather strap. Polishing is a more aggressive process while buffing is less harsh, leading to a smoother, brighter finish.

Non-Decorative Finishes

  • Vibratory

    A typically non-decorative finish, also known as tumbling or rumbling, is a random finish applied via tumbling in an abrasive medium. The method of deburring is excellent for small laser cut, punched or machined components.

  • Sandblasted

    Also known as abrasive blasting, sandblasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants. It can be decorative.

    Dawson has a dedicated blasting room with several blasting media options to satisfy all customer needs.

Decorative or Non-Decorative Finishes

  • Dual Action (DA)

    A DA sander operates through a spinning pad mechanism for decorative and non-decorative finishes.

    This finish is very uniform and can be easily repaired should any unforeseeable damage occur - scratches or other surface blemishes are easily removed and the factory finish can be restored.

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