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Old 05-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #11
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Remember this; polishing (anything) means removing material so as to smooth the surface and reflect light without scatter.

Key words; removing material

Is your gun running currently? Does the gun's accuracy meet your needs?

If yes to both, there is NO reason for "removing material" and should be left alone.

If no, you got bigger issues than vanity.

I will share with you my well/over used mantra; "Never change a running assembly." What's to gain?

This also applies to the bushing/barrel interface on guns so equipped.

I see no contraindication to polishing the chamber area where visiable in the ejection port but stay away from the locking lugs and bushing contact areas.

AND; if it's a carbon steel barrel, it will rust. I guess that is a contraindication.

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Um.....aaaaa....the title...ummm...I guess my barrel has been polished a few times with no ill effects

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Um.....aaaaa....the title...ummm...I guess my barrel has been polished a few times with no ill effects
It says barrel, not helmet.
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What I have done in the past, is touch up with cold bluing. Practice, and after a while you get pretty darn good at it. It blends in.
If you saw my posting (with photos) about "my 100 year old shotgun" I re-blued the entire shotgun by touching up where needed.

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It says barrel, not helmet.
I was refering to mining, not football...thank you very little
Given that your barrel has been protected corectly, repeated polishings should perform well if too much pressure has not been applied.
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This probably going to sound a little girly, but Mother's, and

any high percentage Carnuba Wax draws bugs. (flies and gnats)

So you may want to consider a synthetic or petroleum based wax,

especially if you live in the south.

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I polished the barrel on two of my guns and absolutely no negative affect. If anything, it improved the action, but it's probably just me. hey, if a little bling improves my accuracy, then so be it.

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Use the best!

Renaissance Micro-crystalline Wax/Polish



http://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-Wax-Polish/dp/B003AJWN62/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337360159&sr=8-1

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I wanted to experiment with my block, jsimion423 polished the barrel and slide. The job turned out great,made it look a little better :-)

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MrWray did you just insert a Glock into my 1911 thread?!? SMDH!! and Cane I guess I have to agree with you, if it ain't broke don't fix it. I'll be leaving my Springer alone for now, I have already polished my feed ramp and she's smooth as butter now but I'll leave it at that.

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