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polish on the glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 81jasonG23, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. 81jasonG23

    81jasonG23 Wheres the beef

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    would like to polish barrel and extractor on g23, anyone done this before that could tell me what they used to keep from damaging the metal...I think it looks great when done right...I know some out there hate this...but just helpful advice please...
     
  2. ChefJOe

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    I just finished polishing the barrel of my G17 today, and it looks purty durned cool!
    I used Flitz Polish, the liquid kind, that I bought at Ace hardware for a little over five bucks. Some elbow grease and touched it up with my Dremel.
    It didn't take very long to do... in fact, it was quite calming!
    Do a search on "Glock Polishing". Some of the ones pictured look really good.
     

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    Flitz metal polish and felt dremmel polishing wheels. then switched to bench grinder with medium polishing wheel. remember...DO NOT REMOVE METAL!!! NO abrasives. I also polished the take down buttons, the two pins above trigger, and slide release-have not done the extractor.
     
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    another pic of gun
     
  5. amd4me

    amd4me Coffee Snob

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    Wow that looks really good.
    Do you know anyone that has polished their slide?
     
  6. mapwd1702

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    I have never seen a polished slide on a Glock. I think it would be hard to shine it up because its carbon steel and not stainless, however I could very well be wrong. I have seen them after they have been sent out to be hard chromed; they look really nice.
     
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    GMAN40 OIF Vet. 04-05

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    I polished the barrels of my G23 and G21 with flitz, elbow grease, and a dremel with good results.
     
  8. dja37

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    is the barrel of a glock stainless?
     
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    GMAN40 OIF Vet. 04-05

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    I can't say for sure , but it sure as hell looks it.
     
  10. 81jasonG23

    81jasonG23 Wheres the beef

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    i just polished the barrel on my G23...boy am I proud. looks great too!
     
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    macjoc Blade Maker

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    Hammer forged carbon steel.
     
  12. USAret

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    I don't have any pics yet but I did it to one of my really old G22's the finish was all worn and looked like crap. I figured if the polish job didn't work out it needs a new finish anyway. Had to start with 400 grit wet/dry, then 600, and so on till I got to 800 grit then I switched to a Dremel tool and different polishing compounds and finished up with my big really fine buffing wheel/motor and some jewelers compound. It looks about like other people's pics they posted of their barrels. The barrel was actually the easiest part. Also polished the extractor and finished up with a metal slide plate and polished it too. I kept the polish job on the top of the slide a bit less "shiny" to cut down on reflections so I can see the sights. It now looks like a polished stainless.

    With some good files and stones I could cut some forward cocking slots, but that number on the left side is right in the way. So I will probably go with the “H” pattern that I see many doing. As soon as I find a good machine shop.

    I call it my “Nickel-Plated Sissy Glock”.
     
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    USARet, I gotta see pictures of that gun! My friend has a old G17 with a pretty ugly finish on it. He has talked to me about doing this to his glock, but I did not know how it would look after I got done.
     
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    +1 on the pics!



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  15. USAret

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    I'm working on it. I'm a 35MM guy, but my wife has one of those new-fangled digital cameras. As soon as I can get it away from her I'll snap a few.
     
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    OK but I gotta tell ya these digital things are not up to 35MM SLR standards, so I apologize for the pic quality ahead of time. I'll try some with a real camera under better light when I get the time. BTW that holster is the "Kramer" that Greg Kramer made for that particular G22 back in 1990-91. It was the first G22 Holster he ever made. If you magnify the markings on the holster you can tell by the "old" trademark he used to use. Oh and most importantly I am no computer guru; I'm not even an amatuer, so I'll have to post attachments. If anybody reading this is better with computers than I am go ahead and do whatever it is you do to post the pics on the board; and thanks ahead of time.

    Pax Vobiscum
     
  17. USAret

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    I told you I am not a computer guy, lets try that again.
     
  18. USAret

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    And I'll try it again
     
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    Ok three times now, lets see what happens.
     
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    Ok got this attachment thing down. Sorry but you have to shrink the file even smaller than it already was to attach it.

    Here's another