O.K. I got a chance to shot some of the blasted aluminum. It looks just like blasted aluminum, it also has the texture so it catches grease and oil like real blasted al does. You can’t use a rag to wipe it as the rag gets snagged and leaves little pieces behind. It looks great, but it does have the same draw backs as real b.l. You could clear it, but if you’ve ever cleared blasted aluminum you know it loses some of its umph.