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Full 1911 Polish Job

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by No1camaro, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. No1camaro

    No1camaro Fort Lewis area Active Member

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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

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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?
     
  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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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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  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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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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  5. nammac

    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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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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  6. No1camaro

    No1camaro Fort Lewis area Active Member

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    Lol she is going to the range to party this Friday!!

     
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  7. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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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  8. No1camaro

    No1camaro Fort Lewis area Active Member

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    Been working on it on and off for about a month.

     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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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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  10. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Did a S+W 624 years ago with mothers mag polish, took a while.
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  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    What polishing compound(s) did you use?
     
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  12. No1camaro

    No1camaro Fort Lewis area Active Member

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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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  13. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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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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  14. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    ba-yoo-tee-full
     
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  15. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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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.

    Silver Hand
     
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  16. Dungannon

    Dungannon Vancouver, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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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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  17. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun Portland, OR. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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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  18. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well done!
     
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  19. General

    General California New Member

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    Purddy!