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Ok so on hr number 3 and although it's looks cool nice nickel black color I haven't got to a real shiny aluminum look and ideas or is it not possible with a steel barrel?
 

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Jrtx said:
Ok so on hr number 3 and although it's looks cool nice nickel black color I haven't got to a real shiny aluminum look and ideas or is it not possible with a steel barrel?
What are you using? OEM barrel? What polish? Rag? Cotton balls?
 

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What are you using? OEM barrel? What polish? Rag? Cotton balls?
Definitely need more info as to the materials you are using.

There are a couple of threads on how to get the black coating off.

If you're using flitz or mothers try starting with paper towels. They're a bit stiffer and have a bit more "cutting" power.

I take it you're not using sandpaper.

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Mothers rough rag/ one of those micro fiber rags no sand paper although I though about it And I finally moved on to the dremel
 

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Jrtx said:
Mothers rough rag/ one of those micro fiber rags no sand paper although I though about it And I finally moved on to the dremel
Usually takes 6 hours using paper towels and mothers mag polish. Loose the microfiber and keep going. Unless you are well experienced with polishing with power tools I don't recommend using the dremel.
 

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Took me about 2 hours maybe a lil more to polish it up using mothers, a rag, and elbow grease.
 

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Just be careful with the power tools. If you don't know what your doing, def stay away from the sandpaper.

If you hadn't moved on, I'd say start with the paper towels then rough rag and final final polish with the MF rag. But that's just me.

It does take 6 or so hours to do by hand. I did one by hand just for fun for a buddy of mine, (I'm normally a sandpaper/buffing wheel guy- but I've been polishing metals, precious and non for over 15 yrs), And it did take over 6 hours.
(crappy cell phone pics)....

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Well I am good with power tools so I have moved on to the dremel I'm to the last of the black I think it's real shinny with a slight tent to it This ones for my buddy so I'm going to go all the way but I might stop at this stage when I do mine
 

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You work hard, my friend, you work hard!!
Haha ya people tell me that alot and sometimes i do. I also forgot to mention i soaked my barrel in vinager for about 30-45 mins. When i took it out and started wipping it down, the black finish literally fell off.
 

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Haha ya people tell me that alot and sometimes i do. I also forgot to mention i soaked my barrel in vinager for about 30-45 mins. When i took it out and started wipping it down, the black finish literally fell off.
Gasp!!! Cheater!!! Lol
 

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Started mine last night Mothers polish and a rag only. I will not soak mine or use sand paper out of personal preference. I know it takes longer to do it this way but to me its worth it.
 

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Started mine last night Mothers polish and a rag only. I will not soak mine or use sand paper out of personal preference. I know it takes longer to do it this way but to me its worth it.
Post pics when your done!!! :D
 
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