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Polishing?

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    Polishing?

    *I am not sure if this is posted in the right spot!*

    Does anybody have experience with polishing gun parts? I am going to be attempting to polish some parts of my Marlin 60 tomorrow, which will involve removing the finish that is on it, as I want to change colors to that "brushed aluminum" look instead of the black. Anybody ahve any advice for me? I think I will be using a dremel tool with some sandpaper wheels to remove the finish, and some polishing wheels and polishing compound to polish them to the correct look. Thanks!
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    it may just be me, but I would NOT use a dremel or anything that used disks


    if there is either very, very light pitting, or better yet no pitting, use 600 grit wet dry to start with and slowly work your way to 1200, or even 1500. It takes a lot of time and dedication to actually make it work. I just finished my old '73 Marlin 336, but the pitting from many hours of hand carry was a bit deeper on the receiver than I wanted to polish down. The gentleman that did the bluing for me decided a matte finish on the receiver would be fine. I kinda over did the stock by using 10-12 hand rubbed sessions with Watco Danish Oil and 1500wet/dry paper, and it made him feel real bad about the poor results on the receiver. But, the barrel and mag tube look 100%.

    I had considered leaving the gun "in the white", but had serious concern about protecting it from the elements. If you do work it to the white, how do you plan to protect from rust/corrosion?


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    it may just be me, but I would NOT use a dremel or anything that used disks
    I agree. Do whatever you need to do by hand---otherwise you'll do too much and be sorry and then try to ditch off a used (hacked up)firearm onto someone else.

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    If you use the dremel, or any power tool you will be sorry. You need this done by hand and you are right it is a long, long, slow process.

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    WELL, I forgot to check this before I started, and I DID use a dremel! SO, here are the pics of the results. Thanks!













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