Polishing or Lapping Compound

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Chr, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Chr

    Chr New Member

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    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
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    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.
     

  3. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

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    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
     
  4. Chr

    Chr New Member

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    Like to make the action smoother

    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.
     
  5. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    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!
     
  6. indy_kid

    indy_kid New Member

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    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!