Polished the 19 barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by LRodgers, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. LRodgers

    LRodgers New Member

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    Just recently purchased this Glock 19 and it had a small amount of holster wear on the exposed area of the barrel. Decided to shine it up a bit. Turned out awesome I think.
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  2. oakdale0230

    oakdale0230 New Member

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    Looks good man. My friend did two of his that way. I'm still on the fence about letting him do mine though. Just cause I can never change it back
     

  3. I think you can send the barrel back to glock and they can refinish it with the black. I'm not 100% sure but I think you can. I did my 27 barrel, pins, and slide release and love it
     
  4. Here is a pic of mine

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  5. Flairsr

    Flairsr New Member

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    What did you use to polish it?
     
  6. Glocked

    Glocked New Member

    Jkurtz,

    That looks awesome! I assume the letters are done with white nail polish. I saw another thread about the lettering.

    Is your entire barrel polished? Can you provide some instruction on how you did that and what tools and chemicals you used? I like it.

    Thanks...
     
  7. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    Those polished barrels look pretty sick, I must admit.
     
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Turned out real nice LR...

    Care to share how you did it...?

    Did you use a certain polish...Flitz ?
     
  9. LRodgers

    LRodgers New Member

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    Certainly! I used a fine #0000 steel wool using just a dab at a time of Flitz and Simichrome polishing paste, alternating between the two. I believe Flitz by itself would work just fine though. Go slow and wipe to see results as you go. It took about 15 minutes per side. I did all three sides of the flat surfaces of the barrel. I may do the entire barrel later.
     
  10. kodiak

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    That's interesting, can you post a pic of the barrel out of the slide?
     
  11. Glocked

    Glocked New Member

    Where can I buy Flitz polishing paste and 0000 steel wool. I hope it's not a stupid question but I'd like to polish the barrel and white out the lettering on my G30.

    I think it will look nice. It's a small gun so all the details will really be visible.
     
  12. LRodgers

    LRodgers New Member

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  13. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Thanks, nice job
     
  14. mauro3005

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    Wouldn't removing the finish make it less durable? Even if it's stainless it will eventually start to deteriorate. Or is the tennifer in the steel itself?
     
  15. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Thanks for the pic...
     
  16. Glocked

    Glocked New Member

    From what I have read the tennifer is in the steel itself. It's not actually a coating.
     
  17. thesid212

    thesid212 New Member

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    What light do you have on that?
     
  18. LRodgers

    LRodgers New Member

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    Correct. You can Google "tenifer" and get the explanation of the whole process. Pretty interesting.
     
  19. littleposerfish

    littleposerfish New Member

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    thats pretty dang sweet looking
     
  20. mike_honcho87

    mike_honcho87 New Member

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    That looks good! I wonder how well my Dremel would do the job...
     
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