Shiny? Sign me up!
Ahhh, it is out there. Bright smooth finished wire is made. Not here
I am sorry to say. Not cheap. Not in reasonably small quantities.
Even for RMS. It is not drawn. It is a rolled finish. At last count
no one in the USA is capable of making it. Looks very much like
stainless steel. Is that desirable? Does not always anodize well.
Which brings us back to a etch to prep the surface for anodizing and
the circle is complete. We are back to where we started.
A polished finish is not always the best for the reactive metals. A
smooth surface is dependent upon lots of indirect light. Without a
direct reflection off the surface the metal is dark. An etched or
scratched or textured surface gathers light and gives the material
its glow. A combination of surface finished brings the metal to life
with movement, color and light. Bill
Thank you, Bill, Deborah, Michele & Sarah
Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.