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barrel polishing ?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by CTP, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. CTP

    CTP

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    What is the easiest way to polish a glock barrel?
     
  2. up1911fan

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    wet dry sand paper with mineral spirits, go 220,320,400 then polishing compound on a felt wheel in your dremel.
     

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    Does this make it more prone to rusting?
     
  4. up1911fan

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    A little CLP goe's along way, most of my 1911's have Kart barrels with polished hoods and i've never seen anything even close to rust.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I soaked mine in white vinegar for three hours.
    Scrubbed what was left of the finish off with a BLUE ScotchBrite pad.
    Washed with a baking soda slurry,
    Used a Dremel with felt pad and Mother's Mag polish.
    Keep the Dremel moving, first speed setting. Wipe periodically.
    Whe polish starts to dry, wipe clean, reapply polish and buff some more.
    I was careful not to use the Dremel at the muzzle.

    You can polish by hand if a Dremel is not available.
     
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    Don't use sandpaper - there's really no need for such harsh abrasives. As others stated, mag wheel polish works well, as does a dremel with some red rouge. Scotchbrite pads are good too.

    As far as rust goes, it's a non-issue. You're just removing the black oxide coating. The tennifer protection still remains, penetrating into the metal several mils.
     
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    If you use the white vinegar, make sure you degrease the barrel first. Just use dish washing soap and a good scrub. Oils will prevent the vinegar from dissolving the black coating. An all purpose cleaner works good too like Simple Green.

    The fine scotch bright pads will not harm the surface and remove the remaining black fairly quick.

    Polish with mag wheel polish.

    Like "Wheel" said, rust is not an issue.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Good point Paul_J mentioned,.......
    I did leave that step out,..... good catch!
     
  9. Jimmy P

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    what is the point of doing this polishing? for looks?
     
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    i was house sitting the parents house, i had my g17 with me and sat down and watch all three matrix movies in a row while polishing the barrel.

    after the third one i looked down and i was holding a mirror! just some polish and a soft cloth.
     
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    Nope, start with 400 then 600 and 800. Anything coarser than 400 is going to remove metal too fast.
     
  13. Jahfakin

    Jahfakin Liberal w/Gun

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    Just my opinion,...... keep sandpaper away from the barrel!
     
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    definitely keep it away. I only used paper towels.
     
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    No need for sanding or soaking..Mothers Mag pollish and a felt wheel on a dremil..Took all of 20min. for a mirror shine..
     
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    I bought a Polished Factory Barrel from this guy. He did a great job.
     
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    i polish my barrel constantly....
     
  19. beefums

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    Okay, if you're retarded like me and don't want to sit there with sand paper, grit, etc, do this:

    Maas metal polish, a Silver cleaning cloth with a "polish" rag and cotton gun swabs is all you need.

    Put Maas onto the cloth, rub down the barrel for about 10-15 minutes. You'll be able to see the steel underneath the finish. Clean it off with CLP, wipe it all down, continue rubbing with more polish. Keep going until it seems the finish is off. Then, take the silver polishing cloth and rub the barrel until it shines. I did it with two of my barrels and they look amazing.
     
  20. faawrenchbndr

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    Thanks,.... glad you like it.