Beretta 92FS SS - need polish advice

Beretta 92FS SS - need polish advice

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    Beretta 92FS SS - need polish advice

    I recently traded for this Beretta 92FS "United We Stand". It's a great looking and shooting pistol but it could use a good polish job. Any advice on how to accomplish this?

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    Depends on what and where you want to polish. Polishing the flats, barrel and controls are all things you can do yourself. My personal preference is the fine abrasive buff: http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Attachme...Abrasive+Buffs

    You can then go to a rubber polishing bit, or a plain muslin wheel with compound, if you want REALLY BRIGHT.

    On the flats on the slide, I would lay a sheet of 320 grit wet/dry paper on a flat table surface, and gently begin passing the flat back and forth over it, against the table. This will let your get a uniform finish, and note any high/low spots. Get it fairly uniform, and step up to 400 grit, and brush across the flat using your finger. Put a dab of water or light oil on the paper to improve the cutting. Take your time, and don't get into the rounds, and it will spruce up nicely.

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    If you are talking about the outside.........I wouldn't touch it.....I like matt finishes or dark non-reflective finishes. I don't like things to shine in the dark, except for a flashlight. Besides you will ruin the value of the gun.
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    Congrats, I have a 96FS. The gun looks normal to me, it is supposed to be matte or unpolished, not shiny Nickel. Rub it with some Slip2000 or other gun oil for protection and you should be set.

    SS can and does rust if not taken care of. Polishing or taking an abrasive to it will probably only weaken the finish, and you'll be left with a flashy sissy pistol. ;)

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    I don't want it to be shiny - it has scuff or scratch marks on it that I'd like to buff out. The scratches aren't anything that has physically damaged the metal. I'm afraid of using anything w/ grit. It has the flag and words "United We Stand" laser etched into the metal that I'm afraid would come off.

    In short, I want it to remain non-shiny with the matt finish look but have the scuffs buffed out.

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    I would contact the factory and see if they can help you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvickery View Post

    In short, I want it to remain non-shiny with the matt finish look but have the scuffs buffed out.

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    Dave V.
    Ah, then you'd have to tape off the etched areas and blast it again. The problem is that matte finishes are naturally going to abrade whatever they touch(the marks will come back). You could glass-bead, for something less agressive, but it will still produce a two-tone effect.

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