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glock barrel polishing?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by punkinabox, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. punkinabox

    punkinabox

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    can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to polish a glock barrel using the vinegar method? any and all info would be much appreciated. thanks!:supergrin:
     
  2. blhar15

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    If you are trying to polish the feed ramp, I wouldn't. Glocks are reliable right out of the box.
     

  3. Geezer Glide

    Geezer Glide NRA Life Member

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    Just go and buy a chrome gun and let someone else enjoy your Glock.
     
  4. ProCarryNAustin

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    Way to make a new guy feel welcome.

    Nothing wrong with personalizing your Glock. Not my cup of tea, but plenty of folks do this.

    Do a search and you will find this has been covered many times before.

    Welcome to Glocktalk!
     
  5. onalandline

    onalandline Me Got Gun!

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    I never understood why people have to **** with their guns. Engineers designed them. They are proven designs. Leave them be.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

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    Well, first off, :welcome: to GlockTalk! :wavey:
    Please excuse SOME of our members get a bit wound up at the idea of messing with Perfection!

    -Thouroughly wash the barrel with hot water & dish soap to remove any oil.
    -Soak the barrel in white vinegar for one to three hours.
    -The vinegar will turn the black finish to an almost powdery finish.
    Scrub this off with a BLUE scotchbright pad. BLUE only!
    -Wash the barrel with a baking soda slurry, 1/4 cup baking soda & 2 tablespoons water.
    -Use a Dremel, if you must, with felt pad & Mother's Mag polish.
    -Keep the Dremel moving, on a low speed setting. Wipe periodically.
    -When polish starts to dry, wipe clean, reapply polish and buff some more.
    -Be extremely careful not to use the Dremel at the muzzle.

    -You can polish by hand if a Dremel is not available.

    Also see this link, it's a multi page thread

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1022604&highlight=polished+barrel
     
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  7. top glock

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    Uh...Thats not true! Take the G-22. It cant handle a light attached to it.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Yep,............:tongueout:
     
  9. G26S239

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    :welcome: punkinabox.

    My Glock 36 is finished in Hard Chrome and I like it just fine. My gun my choice.
    [​IMG]

    Good post ProCarry, it's like having the mattress police on the forum sometimes.
     
  10. Paul_J

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    ^ This. It's the way I did mine but I did it by hand. The mothers works great. Don't skip the first step on a good washing to remove oils!
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

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    I would suggest NOT using a Dremel. I polished my flats by applying
    Mothers to a cloth streatched over a flat plate of steel.
    I polished the round part of the barrel with the breech/hood in a vice.
    I then used 8'x1" strips of cloth to polish it using a "shoe shine" motion.
     
  12. commabc

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    i polished the barrell of my G23 its extremely easy and looks great. all i did was put it on a buffing wheel.... and there you have it......a chrome barrell. however, have really enjoyed the look of it for the past 5 years since i have done it, but i'm over the look now and wish i hadn't done it, but to each his own.

    i used nothing else but the wheel, no prep work, just polished the black finish off.
     
  13. GlockoPopPopPop

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    Im new to the whole thing, but i would guess that sometimes its just to enjoy the hobby and obsess over it when your not shooting.

    I feel the guy's pain. Sure, I love the stock glock, but personalizing just adds another element to the hobby.
     
  14. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    No issues from polishing or weapon mounted lights either. Enjoy.
     
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    I've heard alot on this topic and I have to disagree. My department has been issuing G22's since they came out to ALL officers. When the Gen 3 Glocks came out my SWAT team was the first in the department to get them. Now we are a full time team and we all have TLR3's on our guns. I put over 25,000 rounds through mine last fiscal year and had only three malfunctions. One was due to the slide binding on a barricade, the other was due to a broken ejector and the last one was the result of a small chunk of dirt getting into the chamber. So, for all of you who have had problems with the 22 and a mounted light, I don't know what to tell you, all I know is that mine has gone boom every time I pulled the trigger.
     
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    I wouldn't personally touch a new gun, but I picked up a 12 year old G34, and it had a ton of holster wear and wear on the outside of the barrel. I ONLY used, Mother's Mag Polish and some elbow grease with a terry clothand the directions on the container of polish as I didn't want a mirror finish, though had I put more time into it, I'm sure I would have ended up there!

    Cleaned the barrel under warm water to remove oil/residue, dried it.
    Followed directions from Mother's.
    Took maybe 30-45 mins for the barrel.

    The slide took about 45 mins on each side.


    here are some pics.
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f330/jcapicy/100_6228.jpg
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  17. Hackett

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    When you sell as many of any item, as Glock has of the 22 and 23, you are bound to have an issue now and then, just like the occasional issue with FTE's and FTF's on G19's happen, they just don't get as much attention as they have so many other possible reasons. You can also say that those on a gun forum, likely shoot far more than others causing it to be mentioned more often.

    Look at all duplicate threads we get on here. I'm not worried aboutt he function of any of my Glocks, and anyone with a Glock that they feel is broken, is more than welcome to give it to me!
     
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    Never understood why some *******s feel the need to crap on someones thread just to push their opinions on others..
     
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    I thought the black barrel was one of the coolest parts of the glock....
     
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    Amen to that!! I personally like the contrast. I did the barrel on my G19 along with my stainless guide rod. I left the barrel block black. I just did mine with a dremel and a felt wheel with alittle Mother's Aluminum and mag wheel polish...took maybe 15 minutes tops! :wavey:

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