Originally Posted by Radman
Ok, I have a older SS mini, I recently acquired a high polished SS flash suppressor for it. My problem is I don't like the polished look and want to match as close as possible the brushed or bead blasted matte type finish on the mini. Anyone done similar ? Is it something I can just do myself with sandblaster or just let gunsmith do it ?
yes and no! you could bead-blast it with fine glass bead, which would leave it in a satin or matte silver finish.
don't use sand. it's way to coarse, and will pit the metal too much. also use a very low air pressure setting. it doesn't take that much to get the results you are looking for.
know the difference between highly polished blued and matte black metal parts on guns?
same blueing solution, and procedures are used. the difference is the polishing, or the glass bead blasting that creates the final finish.