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Old 08-31-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Satin stainless 1911- Can it be polished?

So I am look at a Charlie Daly satin stainless 1911 can it be polish to look like chrome or is there a clear coat on it
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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No clear coat. It can easily be polished. I'd let someone who does polishing for a living do it though.
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No clear coat. It can easily be polished. I'd let someone who does polishing for a living do it though.
I do on the side just never did a gun I do more automotive and motor cycle
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Stainless is a different animal. I recommend a test piece or spot you can't see.
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Stainless is a different animal. I recommend a test piece or spot you can't see.
I know I polish stainless on old cars so stainless on a gun is what kind 304 so on and so on
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I'd imagine its the same. Never done it myself, not on stainless.
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anybody at have any pics or links for this would be deeply appreciated
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It's just going to depend on how rough the metal is right now. If its not too bad then polishing won't be difficult. But if it's a rough or very matte look, chances are is going to require a lot of work.

I polish my stainless revolvers by hand. I use Mothers Mag and Aluminum and Flitz.
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It's just going to depend on how round the metal is right now. If its not too bad then polishing won't be difficult. But if it's a rough or very matte look, chances are is going to require a lot of work.

I polish my stainless revolvers by hand. I use Mothers Mag and Aluminum and Flitz.
I have the polishing motor and wheels and for the cars I use white and red polishing Rouge the red is a little rougher than the white so I start up with the red and finished with the white
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A gun is a lot different than a car. I'd be especially careful. I use yellow rouge for stainless.
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