Starting to like this wheel polish...

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  1. G31

    G31 Millennium Member

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    I used some Mother's Mag Wheel Polish to take my SIG P220ST from this:
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    It looks like the factory nickel on my friend's old P220.

    Dull spots are just places where I didn't wipe with the silicone cloth very well.

    Detail stripping the frame is a PITA, in case any of you ever decide to do it.
     
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    We wish you would come home.
     
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    Nice looking ST..
    Thought I'd give you a heads up being you have an Early Rail ST..
    I had one & sold it to my buddy MM..
    He bought a P220Sport Compensator from Numbrich & then got the screws from SIG..
    I had an extended P220 Stainless barrel & he now has a P220STort...
    The front sight is removed from the comp for his needs being that P220ST has Great factory Night Sights from Meprolite/Dru-Dot..
    I also had an early set of P220 stippled grips that I modified internaly for the newer style trigger bar spring & fit them to his P220Stort, It's a thing of Beauty..
    Gary
     
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    That came out great!

    Detail stripping takes about three minutes. It's getting the trigger bar and locking block settled that takes time and patience. There are tricks to each, but I tend to forget them the next time I undertake the procedure. :)

    BTW, this is my P226ST that was Flitzed by hand...

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    I like the results of your process better.


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    NICE!

    So dd you use any power or just elbow grease?
     
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    Looks nice. Definitely an upgrade.
     
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    my bad bro, i let the membership lapse...havn't gotten around to fixin that:whistling:
     
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    That's neat, but how did you get into all the little nooks and crannies? It seems like that would be difficult.
     
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    Mother's Mag Polish is great stuff. It is what I always use. I just wipe it on with an old t-shirt then buff it off a with a soft buffing cloth. Then repeat the process a few hundred times until you get the right amount of shine. :)

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    I used Flitz on folded up Kleen Bore shotgun patches (they're "fluffy" on one side) on the slide of my 226ST. It took over an hour rubbing by hand.

    It's like anything else that's worthwhile: work and patience. :)
     
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    its faster to use a dremmel with mothers. Use the soft polishing wheel of course.
     
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    Let us know how it turns out. Pics required of course. :supergrin:
     
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    Aw, hell -it's not for me then. Patience is a virtue, but it's not one of mine. :whistling: That's why I don't reload; I would get bored and lose focus, which I think could be a bad thing.

    I'll just shoot mine like they are or have them re-finished.
     
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    Took me about 5 minutes to polish the whole thing by hand, even the little corners and such. The detail strip and reassembly was the worst thing, and that's because I got the little spring end under the pin in the hammer, instead of above it. It's very easy to polish, just use elbow grease and speed. If you have a rough surface or scratches, hit it with a green scotchbrite pad.

    The dremel does work faster, but it leaves an uneven shine...better to do by hand, IMO.
     
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    Forgot...I used an old t-shirt as an applicator pad and buffer.
     
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    No Dremels on my SiGs. In this application, you'd get a washboard effect.
     
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    Doesn't that remove the corrosion resistance? Always a worry where I live.
     
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    Not on stainless steel. The slide is just raw stainless that is bead blasted to the matte finish. The polish removes the rough texture and makes a nicer shiny finish. In fact, all SIGs with the external extractor, and some without, are machined stainless bar, whether coated with black finish or not.

    No issues here, or on other stainless guns. Buff it off a carbon slide and you may have problems. Even then, many have their "hardness" under the black phosphate coating and will not rust. My Colt 1911 is an example of one that will rust, as it's just blued steel.
     
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