First polish and reblueing job

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by unclesugg, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    I I started with the rock island officers model and wanted to take the roll marks from the factory off then decided to give it a two tone look from there I now tried my hand and bluing the slide back smooth. Let me know what you guys think and any pointers of fixes you guys see even new ideas are greatly appreciated
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Looks pretty damn good. I love the grips.
     

  3. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    Thank you I still haven't decided if I'm leaving the frame that way or not
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Ah well. Think on it for a while. It looks good.
     
  5. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    Thank you again
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You're welcome. Great job.
     
  7. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Looks good to me. I'd be proud to own it.
     
  8. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    Thank you I am it's been a surprise of a great gun since day one
     
  9. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    What did you use to polish it good sir? I have the same model and wanting to do the same.
     
  10. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    It was all done by hand with wet/dry sand paper and a block. I believe I started with 400 and then pending on finish or how glossy you can go up from there
     
  11. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Ok cool thank you.
     
  12. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    Make sure it doesn't stay bare metal for to long get some oil of choice on it so it doesn't start to rust up
     
  13. LongBaller71

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    Looks pretty dang good to me! Nice job for sure. If you decide to leave the frame polished, you might consider using a duracoat clear coat(or similar treatment). It will leave the look but seal it from the elements.
     
  14. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    Thank you I've been pretty lucky so far with the finish but need to get some duracoat
     
  15. BillyHart

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  16. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    Thank you I appreciate it.
     
  17. Tuner

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    What process did you use to blue it, hot blue, rust blue, cold blue? I did a Rem. BBL. with the old Herters rust blue solution with some good luck after I found out that my water here required me to go with distilled water. Did you have any learning experiences in the process?
     
  18. Sniper03

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  19. unclesugg

    unclesugg New Member

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    Ya I hand polished just the sides of the frame and the slide to originally take out the factory roll marks and when I finished stripping the old off the top side of the slide and revaluing the whole thing the polished sides came out different its not a straight blue almost like the blueing chemicals didn't penetrate into the metal enough
     
  20. unclesugg

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    Thank you I'm proud to own and use it