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Old 07-15-2020, 08:11 AM   #21
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I use Flitz to clean and polish cymbals. There is some abrasion to it. Not sure I'd use it on a slide. I don't have any faith in myself. lol
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:23 AM   #22
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This resurrected thread is kind of a mute point since the OP (Cal45) has not been online since 09-23-2019. And he never told us what he did, if anything?
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:38 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Ingramite View Post
Let me show you what happens to a stainless pistol, a dremel, Mothers Polish.

Really, this one started out with an attempt to remove a scratch. When you attempt to make a "spot repair" that's exactly what you end up with, a spot.

Stainless pistols get their beauty from light playing across a uniform finish. It's all about reflection and refraction of the light. Something else learned is that a brushed finish on a stainless finish hides a boatload of surface flaws.

In doing this pistol I learned about a cast frame on a Ruger and how there were actually no absolutely flat surfaces on it. Even the parts of the frame that were supposed to be flat were wavy. I don't think that there will be a problem with that on a Kimber frame though.

Anyway, this pistol took a sharp turn into the weeds when the polish attempt on the scratch left a bright hot spot in the finish. What was a small scratch now looked like the landing light on a 747.

Faced with the choice of seeking professional help or making a run to the liquor store....Well, the point of no return was reached quickly and the liquor store is only minutes away.

Here is the pistol, after many hours of "fixing a scratch" on a stainless pistol. My advice, don't do what I did.
Now that it is resurrected, I am curious. Did you start with a brushed SS finish?
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Old 07-15-2020, 11:22 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
This resurrected thread is kind of a moot point since the OP (Cal45) has not been online since 09-23-2019. And he never told us what he did, if anything?
Fixed that for you. Unless you really want it muted.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:01 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
Now that it is resurrected, I am curious. Did you start with a brushed SS finish?
Yes, I did start with a brushed finish.

Like Paul Harvey used to say....
The rest of the story on this pistol involved a pawn shop buy at a super low price because it was a .327 Fed Mag. I had to send the pistol back to Ruger due to problems with the cylinder bore on the first gen .327's in the 3" SP101. They replaced the cylinder and "all internals".

The trigger pull was horrendous so I knew that I was going to pull it down to polish and shim it internally. When it got back from the factory it was even worse.

While I had it disassembled for the trigger work....well, one thing led to another.

I didn't notice that this was a zombie thread, sorry for any confusion.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:25 PM   #26
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Oh yeah... take a Dremel to it bro... that'll fix 'er up.
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:35 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by bhunted View Post
Fixed that for you. Unless you really want it muted.
I think either word could apply. My brain knows what I mean the finger doesn't always type it that way.
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Old 07-15-2020, 08:10 PM   #28
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I usually don’t repost but.. yes if you don’t know how to use a dremel don’t...
I have been working on custom bikes and ..SS ..aluminum..steel..polishing all kinds of metal.. and like with anything else.. if you don’t know what your doing.. DONT DO IT
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