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Old 03-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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I have several automatic handguns and I want to polish their feed ramps.

I know how to break each gun down, so that's not the advise I need.

Can anyone tell me what to use and the steps that they take to do a good job of feed ramp polishing?

i.e. do you use a dremel tool or do it by hand - what grain wet / dry sand paper do you use (or do you use wet / dry sand paper at all)

Thanks in advance for your help.



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Unless you are an experienced gunsmith - never bring a Dremel into the same room as your guns. Are you having problems with your guns?



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I have polished several ramps by hand using crocus cloth. Work it a bit, then stop and have a look. I concur that a Dremel tool should be kept in its case when doing the polishing.

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No sandpaper, period. I do use a Dremel tool on mine. I use a felt buffing wheel with jewelers rouge and it is next to impossible to remove metal with that combination. Just polish to a high shine.

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Unless you are an experienced gunsmith - never bring a Dremel into the same room as your guns. Are you having problems with your guns?
Don....IMO you need to listen to what Dave is telling you here!
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No sandpaper, period. I do use a Dremel tool on mine. I use a felt buffing wheel with jewelers rouge and it is next to impossible to remove metal with that combination. Just polish to a high shine.
+1 This has worked for me on several semi-autos.
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Contractors, artists, and anyone who does a lot of drawing (I'm a landscaper)are familiar with electric erasers. It's basically a Dremel tool that takes an insert composed of.....eraser. You can find them at most art stores. They work exceptionally well for polishing out machine marks, built-up residue, and what-have-you. For serious defects, jeweler's supply stores have somewhat more abrasive tools which fit the Dremel, but anything with has a small chuck will hold them.

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This works a lot faster
industrial-metal-grinder.jpg

I've used a little flitz metal polish on a q-tip for some light polishing of internal parts. I don't trust myself to do much heavier removal. Thats what my 'smith is for.
As impatient as I am, I'd end up using the above tool

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