Polishing a bolt

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by hareebrownbeest, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Ind of a newbie question here but when one talks about "polishing" a part or bolt of a gun what are they using? Steel wool, light sand paper, metal polish?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Often it is a cloth polishing wheel with polishing compound. but it could mean many different ways of removing very small amounts of the metal.
     

  3. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Thanks that's what I figured, depending on the conditions of what needs to be polished huh? Thanks. Any recommended polishing compounds one recommends?
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    go to Brownell's. they have everything. Including books on how to do it
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    also depends on whether it's being done for functional reasons to smooth the part for smoother operation or cosmetic purposes to just make the part look better.
     
  6. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    How do you polish it to make it a smoother action?
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    removing material that causes interference and binding. depends on what parts you are working on.
     
  8. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    use emory cloth strips (1/2" x 10") and buff the locking lugs like shining a shoe. or use a dremel buffing wheel and buffing compound or rouge.
     
  9. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    My bad............its called crocus cloth