Full 1911 Polish Job

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  1. No1camaro

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    Just got done doing a full polish job on my custom build Fusion-Caspian 1911. I'm new to polishing and this is only my 4th try at it, other items I've done were a few small parts and a 1911 slide (just the sides) so needless to say this was a much bigger job that I was thinking it was going to be but glad I did it vs. having it coated.

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  2. Joe13

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    Well if you run out of ammo, if it's sunny outside you can blind them with it;).

    Nice job with it. About how many hours did it take?
     
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    That looks really nice! I know how hard it is to polish so I can see the hard work that went it to it!
     
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    haven't done any Firearms yet, But I have done some very hard to do parts for my hot rod projects! If any of the "cheats" I learned can help I will be happy to share! I use basically just a die grinder and sand paper with a buffing wheel and polish for the final shine!
     
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    Wow, that looks great! High polish like that is for display only, cause I wouldn't want to scratch it. Good job!
     
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    Lol she is going to the range to party this Friday!!

     
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    Looks good! I did that on an anaconda I had years ago. Lots a work. Keep a polish rag with ya:D
     
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    Been working on it on and off for about a month.

     
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    Whoa, that thing is so shiny I can actually see MY reflection in it while looking at it through the interwebs! :eek:






    LMAO... you said you polished your "anaconda". C'mon man, grow up and get yer hand off it, you'll go blind! o_O


    :D
     
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    Did a S+W 624 years ago with mothers mag polish, took a while.
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    What polishing compound(s) did you use?
     
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    Started out sanding it with 800 grit sandpaper then moved up to 1200 grip for wet sending then onto the polishing wheels with black, brown and green polish bars.


     
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    Very nice. I have always liked polished stainless or nickel plated guns. Guns can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. For serious work I have the black guns as well. :)
     
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    ba-yoo-tee-full
     
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    Very Nice Work!!!
    I did a S&W Mod 66 -4'' some time back in the mid 1970s, Never that nice outside but different given the times.
    Then everything that slid or made contact inside was stoned to a mirror finish using hard flat rouge stones.
    What a difference that made on the trigger and it was only eleven hours start to finish. Like braking glass when it tripped double action and like sliding on ice till it got there.
    Single action was like nothing I have shot since.

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    Am I the only one that went 'huh, Poland makes a 1911?' I gotta see this! :D
     
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    No, they make the Model of 1119. It will unhorse any knight,
    forsooth! (I'm part Polish so I can say that...the rest of you better watch it or I'll be pushing YOU out of that airplane.)
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Purddy!
     

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