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Old 04-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Polishing my SP101

I'm thinking about polishing my SP101. I want to make it very shiny. Anyone done this? What's the best way to go about it?



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Old 04-22-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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Re: Polishing my SP101

So everbody here has a dirty dull gun? Fine I'll ask at .net.



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Old 04-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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Yea, let me know what they say. I've been want'n to polish up old "Break Down".
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i like stainless, but i also like it kind of dull................
get it mirror shiney and suddenly you'll see every little smudge there is plus the scratches will show up better.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:58 AM   #5
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Yeah it will deputy. I figure I can have one that looks real nice. My SP101 is a good candidate. With a nice polished look and some of Jim's inserts, she'll be a real looker.



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Old 04-23-2008, 04:42 AM   #6
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Re: Polishing my SP101

years back, i knew an officer who had bought a "miror polish" 1911. He tried carrying it for off-duty but quickly quit because of all of the little scratches tha would show up.

This thing was so shiney you could comb your hair or signal a plane with it
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:24 AM   #7
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I'm going to try and make my SP101 that shiny. Of course I'll have to comb someone else's hair in it.



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Old 04-23-2008, 06:30 AM   #8
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Re: Polishing my SP101

I love stainless, but I like it dull.....
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:22 PM   #9
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LMAO Bountyhunter! I'll let you comb mine OK? LOL
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:50 PM   #10
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LMAO Bountyhunter! I'll let you comb mine OK? LOL
I don't know if we know each other that well.



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Old 04-24-2008, 07:05 AM   #11
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Now that you got the Inserts installed, its time to get Polishing...<)
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:31 AM   #12
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Check this out: http://www.teslamap.com/shooting/polishing.html This site has a lot of good info too besides this Nice SP101
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #13
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Looks like chrome. I like it!



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mercy!!!!!!!!!!!

heck of a job there.
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One of the challenges in polishing is to not do to edges what he did to the frame cutout for the cylinder. The top and bottom are uneven and irregular. This is the mark of amateur work. It is shiny but I think he has devalued his gun a good bit.
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You should use a good buffer with three types of wheels, felt for flat surfaces, stitched for round surfaces getting heavy polishing, and loose or unstitched for fine polishing on uneven surfaces. Hand work on edges or rounded internal areas should be done with a backing to stay flat and even and avoid lobbing and uneven edges. Detail work with a Dremel tool must be carefully done.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:52 AM   #18
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Looks good!

I sold my SP101 to Eddie a long while back.



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Re: Polishing my SP101

I have light surface scratches on a stainless 22/45 from a holster snap. It is on a rounded surface is there any way to take them out without a buffer?
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:49 PM   #20
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Use some wet/dry paper?



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