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Old 11-19-2009, 06:09 PM   #11
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I'm of the same mind as NGIB-sure it CAN be polished but WHY do it on a Sigma? The Sigma line are cheap pistols that are reliable but not usually known to be customized. That's contradictory in keeping the budget pistol's investment low. You'll never get your investment back out of it if you ever decide to sell or trade up later. Even if you don't think you'll ever sell/trade it now don't mean you won't later.

Very true... Sigma's are going for well under $300 bucks here.. Why sink more into a cheaper model gun?
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:51 PM   #12
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My Glock 21 has a polished slide. The black coating on a Glock is applied over Tenifer. Tenifer is as hard as a case hardened gear tooth so the finish is just about scratch proof. I bought the pistol used so I don't know how the black coating was removed.

The result is pretty nice! I call this pistol my "whorehouse gun."

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:23 PM   #13
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There are a lot of ways to say " I don't want to do it " without saying NO !!!

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i did this entire model 12 to a matchless finish took about 8 hours on the buffing wheel

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the original post was from 2 years ago but thats a damn shiny reciever!!

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It damn sure is! I can see his freaking fingerprints in the reflection!

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I have polished several barrels, but no slides, and it is very easy. I first soak the barrel in vinegar for about 30 minutes to remove the blueing, then use a polishing wheel and jewelers rouge. I have also followed up with Brasso to get a mirror finish. There are a few videos on line that show other means to do it. I don't recommend using sandpaper and if you do, don't use anything more course than 600 grit with oil.

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i did this entire model 12 to a matchless finish took about 8 hours on the buffing wheel
3 old post revives in one day! That receiver is really shiny though.
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3 old post revives in one day! That receiver is really shiny though.
Yeah---Just wondering---Why?
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Yeah---Just wondering---Why?
Maybe he's what Dillinger once called a "post necrophiliac"
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