Bead Blasted The Stainless Guiderods In My SIG Pistols

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  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    I bead blasted the stainless guiderods that I just installed in my SIG pistols. As many of you know I just changed them out. The factory w=ones were black and I replaced them with stainless. The stainless rods has a brushed steel look but the SIG pistols have the bead blasted Matte finish. So today I bead blasted the ends of the guiderods and it looks so much better. It give the gun that "custom" look. Here are pics that show the gun in it's original configuration, the new guiderod installed (sorry that pic is a bit blurry), and the bead blasted final product.

    Original
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    Stainless guiderod installed
    GR2.jpg

    Bead blasted guiderod
    GR3.jpg
     
  2. rufus

    rufus
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    Looks great, good job. Nice pistol BTW.
     
  3. Cougfan2

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    Nice, it's amazing how much better the bead blasted stainless looks over the polished stainless guide rod.
     
  4. nitestocker

    nitestocker
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    hay where can a person bead blast a rifle barrel
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    I would not see why not.
     
  6. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel
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    What media did you use?
     
  7. Skang

    Skang
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    Look so much better.

    Now NP3+ that barrel. ;)
     
  8. simpleguy

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    Wow, the factory would be smart to pick up on that.

    Questions: What do you blast with? I have thought of making a small-ish personal blasting cabinet or buying one at Harbor Freight. Also are you using a normal compressor or do you have something massive?
     

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