USAGE AND CARE FOR GB-60 STAINLESS STEEL
The most popular use of GB-60 is to create satin aesthetics on stainless steel. The finish is bright but diffuse, almost crystalline in appearance. GB-60 stainless steel is characterized by a soft, grainy reflection. Direct light reflecting off the surface is diffused by the multitude of small overlapping impact craters.
The surface appears bright and deep in full sunlight. On cloudy days, it takes on the appearance of pewter. Low sun makes it glow purple and reddish silver. Because of the reflectivity of stainless, it is far more sensitive to minor variations in the blasting process. Careful control of the blasting application is critical to eliminate hazing and mottling in the reflection.