The laser is used to impart a bead blast like texture over a section of a part. The textured area is generally bright in appearance but may be slightly darkened depending on the target surface roughness. Laser abrading is consistent part to part, lot to lot and across the entire surface being abraded. Laser abrading will not imbed contaminants into the textured surface and will not damage thin walled material. Laser abrading can be applied to tightly controlled areas of a part without masking.