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Bead Blasting

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by cbzdel, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    Wheere does one go to get their pistol frame refinished with a glass bead blast? I have my 1911 stripped down right now and it could definitely use a blasting. Any ideas?
     
  2. Ghost_Rider

    Ghost_Rider Oregon Member

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    Most reputable Gunsmiths have bead blaster's. Shouldn't cost to much since you have it already stripped. And stripped all the way, all parts removed you shouldn't leave anything that moves on it before bead blasting.

    Google "Gunsmiths" in your area.

    Good Luck
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    If you lived closer I'd let you do it for free with my setup.
    Someone in your area must have a cabinet you could use.
     
  4. Silverbullet-2

    Silverbullet-2 Issaquah Member

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    I know Westcoast Armory Range in Bellevue Wa., has 2 Bead Blasters. Give Jim the Gunsmith a call Monday-Friday. JPG
     
  5. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    What is your slide and frame made from? Stainless? Are you planning on coating it after you have it blasted?

    Stainless will have a smaller chance of rusting after a bead blast but it's still very possible. I don't recommend Glass Bead Blasting before refinishing as it will not provide a good surface for the media to adhere to.