Looks pretty schweet! Nice job.
This is a discussion on SP101-- Scotchbrite and Mother's Polish . . . within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I got the SP101 the other day and saw a post with a custom SP101 someone had done some work on. I followed the IBOK ...
I got the SP101 the other day and saw a post with a custom SP101 someone had done some work on. I followed the IBOK and mirror polished just about every contact surface inside. I'll likely get the frame, and barrel bead blasted in satin, but the scotchbrite did the trick for awhile. Points of interest include satin finish with polished cylinder flutes. Crane and crane latch/controls mirror polished and hammer mirror polished.
I also did a lite melt on the gun with 500, 800 and 1200 sandpaper. The pics arent that great. The entire thing looks much better in person. I really like this little gun.
Let me know what you think!
Looks pretty schweet! Nice job.
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Maybe opening a little booth down at the end of the ammo aisle at WW. Looks great.
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I like what you did to the Ruger snubby - it looks good.
I bought a used S&W 66 snubby a couple of years ago that had been polished by the previous owner. I touched it up with some Mother's mag wheel polish. That stainless steel really can be made to shine.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington
If y'all do more of this, there are scotch-brite wheels for dremels and even bench grinders. Those do an excellent job as they are laced with a little polishing compound - finish better and faster than the regular sheets.
Check out scotch-brite EXL wheels sometime, they kick butt!! I polish lots of stainless, and those sever me well.
Thanks for all the comments guys . . .
I really hadnt intended to worry much about the finish- I wanted to do a really light carry melt on it and smooth out some rough spots. I then planned on taking it to the local smith and just beadblasting it. I kinda likie the two-tone thing . . . I'll likely leave the polished parts polished and bead blast everything else. Or try one of the Scotchbrite pads on my dremel as mentioned above. I will say that after performing the procedures in the IBOK, the gun just feels smoother. I guess it does pay to mirror polish it's guts :)
Everything went smooth until I tried to put the cylinder back on it's "spindle" and realized that the piece was not out-of-round from being clamped in the vice too tight. It took me about 30 minutes to get it rounded out again so that everything worked smoothly. Oh well, you learn as you go.