Polished barrel help ???

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Jrtx, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Jrtx

    Jrtx New Member

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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?
     
  2. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    What are you using? OEM barrel? What polish? Rag? Cotton balls?
     

  3. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    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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  4. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    All you need is some mothers/flitz polish and a rag. Oh and of course elbow grease.
     
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  5. Jrtx

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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
     
  6. Jrtx

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  7. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    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.
     
  8. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

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

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    You work hard, my friend, you work hard!!
     
  10. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    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)....

    Ymmv

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  11. Caseyglock19

    Caseyglock19 New Member

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    I just did two of mine and my buddies xd9. Each one took any eight hours. Just do it while you watch TV.
     
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  12. louiespagouie

    louiespagouie Senior Member

    Yeah the TV. is your best friend while your doing the polishing that's for sure
     
  13. Jrtx

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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
     
  14. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    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.
     
  15. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    +1!!!! thats what i was doing!
     
  16. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    Gasp!!! Cheater!!! Lol
     
  17. Two-Guns

    Two-Guns New Member

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    Don't forget to post pics when you are done.
     
  18. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    :D haha, it made the job easier.
     
  19. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

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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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  20. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    Post pics when your done!!! :D