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How to remove surface dings and scratches from a firearm

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by PlayboyPenguin, May 15, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    After multiple people asking over the past few years, I finally made a quick video showing s little of the process I use to restore a gun. This video details removing minor surface scratches and dings. It also details reshaping some small parts such as the cylinder release.

    It is a short video that shows some very basic techniques that can be used by anyone without needing special tools are materials.

    YouTube - How-to Restore a Firearm: Ding & scratch removal made easy
     
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  2. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Good video. You mentioned you were going to buff the gun also. What do you use to buff it?
     
  3. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info !:cool:
     
  4. wscott577

    wscott577 Phonix New Member

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Idiot scratch gone. (Thank you PlayboyPenguin)

    I got a hell of a deal on a stainless “100 years of service” series 70 Colt 1911 (O1070A1CS) because it had the dreaded idiot scratch.

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    I can't shoot it (without gloves). Between my big hands and no beaver tail grip safety, it gives me hammer bite. That's a different story I've already told on this forum, but the wife loves it and proclaimed it “hers”.
    The idiot scratch bothered me much more than it did her. After watching PlayboyPenguin's video, I set out to correct this.


    Before:

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    After patience and some elbow grease this is what it now looks like:

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    Thanks again PlayboyPenguin.

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  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    You're welcome. It is easy to do, and you feel like you accomplished something.
     
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  7. OcGunGuy

    OcGunGuy California New Member

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    I really like the before and after pics. Shows what to do and the results of doing it.

    Thank you:):)
     
  8. BillGabby1

    BillGabby1 Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How come the sign off said Yankeemarshal, not playboypenguin?