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Evening all,
Does anyone know if it’s possible to match a bead blastedfinish? I have a Halios Bluering and would like to get a Shark Mesh for it,however the bead blasting seems it could be an issue. Depending on the materialused to do the work, would the finish color come out differently? I’ve emaileda few MOD companies and got a mix of answers – some say everything has to bedone at once to have the finish be the same, others say it doesn’t matter.
Thoughts/experience?


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Evening all,
Does anyone know if it’s possible to match a bead blastedfinish? I have a Halios Bluering and would like to get a Shark Mesh for it,however the bead blasting seems it could be an issue. Depending on the materialused to do the work, would the finish color come out differently? I’ve emaileda few MOD companies and got a mix of answers – some say everything has to bedone at once to have the finish be the same, others say it doesn’t matter.
Thoughts/experience?


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Bill Yao told me when I was waiting on a MKII that he needed to do the bracelet and case at the same time, and I trust his experience and judgment. A couple of years later I got a strap from him and he blasted the buckle for me and sure enough despite it being the same material as the case it did not quite match. It wasn't jarring or anything, but it wasn't a perfect match.

Think about this though: Your Halios has wide, blank expanses of slightly curved steel on the case. When you view it you're viewing a large piece of the case at one angle, and light is hitting it the same way. A shark mesh bracelet is a bunch of little pieces. You're seeing it at a bunch of different angles at once depending on what you're looking at. Light's doing the same thing. Scattering all over the place. Bottom line: A shark mesh bracelet is never going to exactly match your watch. Relax.
 
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Think about this though: Your Halios has wide, blank expanses of slightly curved steel on the case. When you view it you're viewing a large piece of the case at one angle, and light is hitting it the same way. A shark mesh bracelet is a bunch of little pieces. You're seeing it at a bunch of different angles at once depending on what you're looking at. Light's doing the same thing. Scattering all over the place. Bottom line: A shark mesh bracelet is never going to exactly match your watch. Relax.
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That’s an excellent perspective on it, I had not thoughtabout that. Thank you for the reply Lord Monocle!
 
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