The usual things to notice about hone patterns to determine if they are acceptable is firstly the cross hatch angle. Secondly the plateau area and thirdly the direction.
The angle between the cross hatch should measure a minimum of 30 °. The plateau area should be around 50 % to 85% after rings have bed in. As the plateau area is the flat areas between the hone scratches or grooves a finer hone finish will generally result in a higher % of plateau after bed in has occurred. Honing with lighter pressure and finer stones will generally increase this plateau area. Ensure that there is no unidirectional honing. This is seen as heavy hone marks in one direction with little or no crosshatch. This condition will result in localised bore wear at the top and bottom of the bore. Ring land wear and ring wear are also accelerated.