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Completed the Refinish on the Redhawk

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    That looks good. I hate the shiny stainless look, I have been wanting to do my S&W 686.
    What type of blasting equipment did you use?


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    It's gorgeous! VERY nicely done! :)
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    I am just using one of those cheaper Blasting cabinets like you can find at Tractor Supply (although mine came from some other vendor) with the Glass top and double glove front and a side opening.

    And then I found that the Tractor Supply carries a Glass Bead media that they have marked as "80 Grit". Now... from what I can find out I don't think glass bead is rated in Grit so I think they may have meant Mesh or something. Whatever it is it is not very aggressive and leaves a nice pattern. . It would probably be about a #8 or #9 size or a Medium to Medium fine grit. And it looks like fine Sugar. Last fairly good. In this case I put fresh in because I did not want to risk embedding any foreign metal into the SS. But you really cannot screw up with this stuff, it is that gentle.

    I first started using this Media on Aluminum motor cases and part and found it very gentle and more of a cleaning prepping sort of action. And very difficult to over do anything with. So from that I started using it on metals while building some AK kits I was building as prep for Norrell Molly resin and found it worked beautifully for that to. It would probably be about a #8 or #9 size or a Medium to Medium fine grit. And it looks like fine Sugar. Last fairly good. In this case I put fresh in because I did not want to risk embedding any foreign metal into the SS. But you really cannot screw up with this stuff, it is that gentle.

    I am blasting at about 90 psi with it. I have my cabinet set up to ventilate to a HEPA Vacuum so the air does not get dusted and I put in an extra light into mine as my eyes are not what they used to be.

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