I used to not do much work with aluminum, but recently i've been cutting a few different pieces of a project, and I kinda want to get some kind of consistent finish to them. I buy mainly from surplus places, so the aluminum finishes vary greatly.
Really i'd like it to look like how I received the k2cnc motor mount, the aluminum isn't polished or anything, it's rough but very consistent and nice looking. It looks like steel wool or some kind of wire brush was used after the surface had been smoothed. Granted, I tried this technique and clearly it is not what they are doing hehe, mine didn't look anywhere near as nice.
So i'm not looking for polished, as that's to much effort, but I would like a consistent "decent" look to my aluminum parts that i'm making.
Currently I sand a bit, then use steel mesh/wool type thing and it seems to be ok, but any suggestions is appreciated