Can someone explain the best way to whiten the lettering on my glock 19 slide to have the best finish? An is polishing the barrel a good idea?
Polishing a Glock barrel is purely a cosmetic enhancement. This can be done in several methods but the safest way is to rub it with mothers polish and a rag for about 6 hours.An is polishing the barrel a good idea?
Doooood! Dont you dare let Nukinfuts hear that you did that to your poor barrel! He would have your head! The best way to polish your barrel is to just go at it with Mother's Mag Polish and a rag man, you dont want to use anything that is corrosive, let alone vinegar and sandpaperI've heard of using crayon to do the lettering, or nail polish and remove the excess. Never tried.
As for polishing the barrel, I have done that. soaked it in vinegar for 8 hours, then went to work with automotive sand paper. The vinegar loosens the paint. For the final step I put remoil on the barrel and hit it more with the sand paper. There are some YouTube videos showing the same process. Good luck. I only did it because it was an abused glock and it needed some sprucing up on a low budget.
I had no issues from the process, but like I said, I was a beater glock to start.bryanbrescia said:Doooood! Dont you dare let Nukinfuts hear that you did that to your poor barrel! He would have your head! The best way to polish your barrel is to just go at it with Mother's Mag Polish and a rag man, you dont want to use anything that is corrosive, let alone vinegar and sandpaper
8-9 hours didn't etch the metal? That seems like such a long time. I only put my barrels and slides in vinegar for 90 minutes then used a scotch brite pad to get most of the black coating off then used mothers and a rag. I only soaked my first barrel for 3 hours and the side of the square end got a tiny bit etched and was very hard to polish out. I went down to 90 minutes which gave about the same results but didnt hurt the metal.Glockmaster said:I used vinegar soaked mine for 8-9 hours & mine came out good. It's been 6 months & 700+ rounds & no issues or signs of rust or pitting.
I didn't use any sandpaper just soaked it wiped off the black finish than used Flitz polishing than buffed it with a drim.
Good enough for me!