Polished slide on my RIA 1911
I got bored the other day and wanted to see if I would like the look of a polished slide on my RIA. The finish on it is not so great anyways, so I figured if I messed up or ended up not liking it, I can always have it blued or Duracoated. So far I am liking the look, I plan on doing the flat sides of the frame as well at some point. I started off with 1000 grit and moved up to 2500 before using some metal polish. I wanted to leave the RIA billboard intact, I think it looks pretty good. As far as keeping it looking like this I am going to see if regular oiling will keep it looking good and if not, I'll use some kind of clear coat. Not bad for a few hours in front of the TV.
''I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."
Last edited by JD1969; 11-06-2012 at 01:16 AM.