How to go from shiney back to brushed matte? Need some help/advise...
Hi all. Call me fickle but on a whim I polished my 3" Ruger SP101 to a mirror like finish. I also installed a meprolight front sight. Well after having installed an XS standard sight on my J frame, I now HAVE to put one on the Ruger. I like it that much better but my real question is about the finish.
I think I liked the gun better when it wasn't shiney :redface: When it's all polished it's beautiful but touch it once and it's a big smear and full of finger prints. I've read that you can take a scotch brite pad to it and return it to a brushed matte finish but wante to hear from any of you who've ever done this.
How hard is it to get a nice uniform matte finish? Would it be better just to bite the bullet and send it to someone to have the gun bead blasted? Do you know of someone who specializes in that who isn't too far from Missouri?
If you've done it your self (the scotch brite pad way) I'd appreciate hearing from you or even seeing pics of your gun after you were done!