I got bored the other day and wanted to see if I would like the look of a polished slide on my RIA. The finish on it is not so great anyways, so I figured if I messed up or ended up not liking it, I can always have it blued or Duracoated. So far I am liking the look, I plan on doing the flat sides of the frame as well at some point. I started off with 1000 grit and moved up to 2500 before using some metal polish. I wanted to leave the RIA billboard intact, I think it looks pretty good. As far as keeping it looking like this I am going to see if regular oiling will keep it looking good and if not, I'll use some kind of clear coat. Not bad for a few hours in front of the TV.