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Chr 04-17-2009 12:41 AM

Polishing or Lapping Compound
 
I would like to polish the bolt and the receiver on my Rugar Mark lll. What would you recommend and where can I get the compound? Would it be worth the time and effort?
Thanks

c3shooter 04-17-2009 12:40 PM

Depends on what you hope to accomplish- cosmetic, or making action smoother? FLITZ brand metal polish works well with a lot of things- Google- available at a LOT of retail stores. Be aware that all polishes are abrasive- some very mildly, some aggressively. Get too enthusiastic on a blued gun, you will have an unblued gun.

Minionsram 04-18-2009 06:57 PM

Not knowing what you are exactley wanting to do I went here and searched for Lapping compounds. Midway is a good store, check them out!

MidwayUSA - Advanced Search

Chr 04-19-2009 01:21 PM

Like to make the action smoother
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 95717)
Depends on what you hope to accomplish- cosmetic, or making action smoother? FLITZ brand metal polish works well with a lot of things- Google- available at a LOT of retail stores. Be aware that all polishes are abrasive- some very mildly, some aggressively. Get too enthusiastic on a blued gun, you will have an unblued gun.

Thanks for your reply.
My thought was to make the (bolt assembly & receiver) action smoother and improve the gun.
I am ordering a new triger and sear and installing a set of Wolfe springs.
Thanks again.

Ram Rod 05-10-2009 02:23 PM

For simply polishing, I use white rouge and my Dremel tool. You might be able to find it at your local hardware store. I did my G27 barrel and I love it!

indy_kid 05-12-2009 09:33 AM

For quick jobs, try Pearl Drops Tooth Polish. Very mild abrasive, so no worries about causing harm to the parts. No stains if you get it on blued parts. Re-use until you get the desired effect.

If Pearl Drops isn't available, look for toothpastes with mild abrasives - many don't have the gritty feel of PD, so you may have to try a few brands.

Doing this by hand, or do you have a buffing wheel? Be careful with the motorized wheels - easy to over-due it!


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