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Old 10-21-2012, 07:11 AM   #1
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Ind of a newbie question here but when one talks about "polishing" a part or bolt of a gun what are they using? Steel wool, light sand paper, metal polish?


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Old 10-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Often it is a cloth polishing wheel with polishing compound. but it could mean many different ways of removing very small amounts of the metal.


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Thanks that's what I figured, depending on the conditions of what needs to be polished huh? Thanks. Any recommended polishing compounds one recommends?
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go to Brownell's. they have everything. Including books on how to do it
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also depends on whether it's being done for functional reasons to smooth the part for smoother operation or cosmetic purposes to just make the part look better.
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How do you polish it to make it a smoother action?
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How do you polish it to make it a smoother action?
removing material that causes interference and binding. depends on what parts you are working on.
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use emory cloth strips (1/2" x 10") and buff the locking lugs like shining a shoe. or use a dremel buffing wheel and buffing compound or rouge.
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Will do, thanks
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My bad............its called crocus cloth


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