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Botched Slide Polish - Glock refinished slide?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by AA11285, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. AA11285

    AA11285

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    Will Glock refinsh a Glock 17 slide if one were to have a botched slide polish project? I've been meaning to polish the barrel and slide on my Glock, but should it go horribly wrong, I'd like to know I can get it refinished to look like new. Is there a charge for this? Thanks!
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    If you are worried about doing it,.....send me a pm.
     

  3. Hackett

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    And you can use duracoat as a backup.

    But If you are worried about botching it, talk to ^^^ as I believe they have done a polish job, or do it by hand, not with any tools.
     
  4. BamaBud

    BamaBud NRA Life Member

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    I bought a Glock that the first owner had polished the barrel. I don't care for it, so I called Glock about refinishing it. I was told that they would have to examine it before they would commit to refinishing it; but if they could, it would only cost $20 for the refinish.

    YMMV
     
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    BigFelipe BeenQuietTilNow

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    They won't do it for free, but they'll do it...
     
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    CTfam DREAM BIG.

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    What could go wrong? You mean you might not like it?
     
  7. Hackett

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    This is the reason, I have a thread requesting pics of an OD Glock with a polished slide or barrel.

    But it is a big step for a first timer as once you start, it can seem tough to reverse it!
     
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    glock inc doesnt do any refinishing, they farm/send it out....why not just skip the middle man, that being glock, and send it to an actual finish expert and have a better finish put on it...
     
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    I had both slide and barrel redone, I think it was like $80 including night sights (but it's been awhile and I'm not 100% sure on the price)
     
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    45reloader Live Free

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    Put the Glock down and step away :scared:
     
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    Come on, fess up! You already botched it, didn't you??
     
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    LOL. I haven't botched it yet! I'm just being precautious. I worry that it might not come out as good as I had hoped, and I may want to revert back to the factory look. I saw a GT member that posted pics of his slide and barrel and they look SWEET! (See pics below) This is exactly how I would like mine to come out like (mirror finish with black color still in between slide serrations). I've PMed him and asked for some advice, hope he gets back to me. I've seen several people on here have polish their Glocks but nobody has posted a decent step by step DIY vid :dunno: I just bought my Glock 17 RTF LNIB like 2 months ago so the thought of damaging her irreparably is too much to bare!! :embarassed:


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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    That's a rather easy job, just very time consuming.
    If you rush it, you WILL screw it up. NO Dremel!
     
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    TRX450R_Racer Punisher

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    Here ya go. He will do it for $20 including return shipping.

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1110210
     
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    i think gonna look good .do it yourself is easy
     

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    i dont like the mirror look...you will just be a slave to the finger prints...you will constantly be wiping that thing down...
     
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    Are you just doing the barrel?
     
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    You will be fine as long as you take your time. Go for it, if it doesnt work there is a member who will durcoat for 20 or so dollars. The duracoat is also very easy to do. I did my frame on my glock an you cant tell the differance between mine and factory..
     
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    The slide polish is easy to do. Lay a piece of glass on your bench. Start with 400 paper. lay it on the glass and move the slide back and forth in one direction. Keep the paper wet and work your way up in fineness on the grit and stop when you have something you like. If you decide you don't like it and want to Duracoat it, you'll get a nice contrast between the top of the slide and where you polished it. I did that on a 1911 slide that I bead blasted and it turned out great.