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the slide needs to be redone so i figure i'd try it for the hell of it if al else fails it going to glock for refinishingWith no replies so far, do I have to be the one to jump on the grenade here and state that you can't polish a turd?
(sorry Youradolt, I had too)
The Mythbusters did an episode on turd polishing and actually got a couple to take a nice shine. Ostrich and lion turds both polished, but the lion one was a bit shinier.With no replies so far, do I have to be the one to jump on the grenade here and state that you can't polish a turd?
thanksTo polish, it's all just sandpaper.
Start with coast and go to fine. If you find out you've still got scratch marks then you've gone too quickly.
Once you get to about 1000 grit you should be wet sanding.
After 2000 grit you should be using a buffing wheel with a polishing compound.
Try and sand in the same direction.
What does perfect look like. Are you polishing the Tenifer or removing it? I have a G23 with some holster wear and have not heard ogf the polishing routine. Should I polish or send to Glock for a refinish?
perfectly polished stuff looks like chrome.What does perfect look like. Are you polishing the Tenifer or removing it? I have a G23 with some holster wear and have not heard ogf the polishing routine. Should I polish or send to Glock for a refinish?
Hit it with some more paper.
It looks like you didn't get deep enough.
Basically the gyst is:
Use some course paper.
Move to the next finer paper. Once you get away all the scratch marks from the previous paper you will move on to the next finer.
Once you reach the wetsanding 2000 grit it should be ready for a buffing wheel with polishing compound on it. You can use a dremel with some aluminum polish or really any polish on it.
It's quite a pain in the ass if you want it to look perfect.
I would suggest Moly resin over Duracoat. I had another company do my complete Tec-9 upper in flat black Moly and it came out perfect.....http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/
No affiliation with above company, and never used their stuff. But they do offer a clear coat. Maybe that would be good? I was thinking of buffing down the bolt on my mauser to a high shine and maybe some other gun parts. Was just worried about sealing it and whether or not that duracoat will rub off on friction areas.... anyone got any ideas?