help me fix my new to me 1911 please?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tacticalfun, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Ok. I suck at getting rust spots off. This ones small. Please help. Also how do you reblue a 1911? I usually buy my 1911's new so im new to this issue. Ive used the birchwood casey on my rifles but id rather a nice finish.

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  2. bearrwe

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    If you really want a good finish I'd send it out. Hot blue would look best and the equipment to plush and refinish is to much to justify for one pistol. There is an FTF sponsor offering a discount to members.
     

  3. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Do you know roughly how much that costs*
     
  4. bearrwe

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    Sorry, I don't. It will depend on the gunsmith and level of finish you want. If you just want it sandblasted and blued it will be quite a bit less than a hi-polish finish and bluing. Where are you, I might know someone in your area.
     
  5. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Local gunsmith will polish whole gun and hot blue for 125$. Good price?
     
  7. CallMaker

    CallMaker New Member

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    Depends on how good his work is. Have him show you a couple examples and see what you think. Do some comparison shopping if you can.

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  8. bearrwe

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    Check his work, pay close attention to the lettering it should be clear and crisp. Also look over the whole gun to see if the polish is consistant over the whole gun. $125 is a good price if you are happy with his work. Try to look at more than one example.
     
  9. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    He's booked til december. Gahhhhh
     
  10. Sniper03

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    Tacticalfun,

    Depending upon what kind of finish and durability that you want. This depending on the amount of carry and etc. And also the amount that you want to spend on it.

    Probably one of the most durable finishes out there is the NP-3 Finish by ROBAR. It looks like a flat stainless or brushed chrome finish. But it contains thousands a small Teflon particles in the finish material. And would last for a long long time even being carried regularly.

    The other good finish that I like is the Black T Finish. It is almost black in color and does not reflect light since it is a duller finish.

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  11. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    I was on the phone with robar. It does not cost that much more for np3.
     
  12. Babyfacenelson

    Babyfacenelson New Member

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    I have 2 gallons of blue paint sitting in my garage.
    Pay the shipping and FFL fee and i will "blue" your gun for free :D
     
  13. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Lol. Noooo.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Soak it, then just wipe it down.
     
  15. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    How long should i leave it on?
     
  16. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Anti corrosive sptay wrks amazing on rust, used it on my saiga. U can get it from an auto part store
     
  17. bearrwe

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    Tac, I've worked on built and refinished guns for about 30 years. I can't tell you anyone finish is better for you than another, lot of variable , you, holster and the list goes on. Robards does good work, bluing is classic. Do you want a shiny polished gun, do you want one that looks like a parkerized military model or one of the new coatings that allow pictures or color. What I can say is research not only the toughness of the finishes but the aesthetics. When you buy a new gun yo have somewhat limited choices, but when you refinish it the choices are open. Nothing I include in my daily routine is more personal than my choice of weapon, you have chance to make it truly individualized. Don't let a rush to judgement or a few dollars take that opportunity from you.
     
  18. canebrake

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    Not to be a smart-azz but as long as it takes. Try it for 30 mins and if that doesn't work leave it over night. (I'd put money on it working in the 30 mins.)