We get a lot of custom orders at Monarch, and recently we completed a job for a customer that was a bit unusual for us. The job called for a mirror polish on 11 gauge stainless steel corner guards. We typically see orders for a #4 brushed finish on 16 or 18 gauge stainless steel but, for this order in particular, we started the process with a #8 mirror polish instead.
The finished product that you see here is a 1 x 1 inch piece that we cut to size. One important part of planning out and executing this job was taking special care to preserve the mirror finish for the customer. To do this, we used urethane rubber in the die to ensure that it wouldn’t leave any visible marks on the piece. The edges were deburred as per the customer’s specifications.
For us, this was a first time request for a mirror finish on corner guards of this size and we were very pleased with how they turned out.