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Bead Blasting 1911 Slide

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Had a couple of spots on my stainless slide so i started trying to rub them out and once i got going what i Found was UGLY.






So this wont do at all ..

So i decided i would try to bead blast it Went down bought a cheep blaster and glass bead

And got this





Im not sure if i will blast it again with some White Sand for a more matte finish yet or not

My Thanks to QK for his tips on Bead Blasting

Just thought you guys would want to see it can be done at home for fairly cheep
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were it me , i would tape off the side flats , and mat the top and dustcover a bit more with heavyer material , just my preferances tho .
Looks good Bud ! Gonna do the rest of the gun ?
I ran a sand blaster in corrosion control for a few months in the navy. I used to take crushed walnut shell and produce some good lookin' suede combat boots. LOL...
Bud - that is pretty impressive :smilez:

More info please on the budget bead blast gear you selected? I have a compressor but could well do with a simple blaster kit for small jobs.
P95Carry said:
Bud - that is pretty impressive :smilez:

More info please on the budget bead blast gear you selected? I have a compressor but could well do with a simple blaster kit for small jobs.
Chris-
Did you notice Artz input about making suede combat boots with a bead blaster? Sandals should be simple; socks, now, could be harder...:banana: :rofl:
Swiftjuan - yeah right!!! :18:

:stups: :stups: :twak: :buttkick: :twak:
RR Im thinking of just Doing a heavier matte finish all way around flats and all this is a Carry Piece


Artz No the Frame is Aluminum so its not gonna be done


Chris this is what i bought i have couple big compressors but they make a gravity feed gun for round same price for people with smaller compressors got to be able to run between 95-120PSI

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=30979


So for a outlay of 50$ for blaster and media i was able to do that.. about 45 mins time have to give compressor time to recycle

If i was gonna do a bunch i would buy a Blast cabinet
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swiftyjuan said:
Chris-
Did you notice Artz input about making suede combat boots with a bead blaster? Sandals should be simple; socks, now, could be harder...:banana: :rofl:

OOOOOO i think we should all get together and buy a set of custom sandals for Chris
Thx Bud - well my big compressor died last year so I have just a smaller one now but 125 psi is no prob.

I'll check that out and thx - could be all I need - well, enough for the sandals anyways :18:
I think it looks good, Bud. :congrats:
Thanks Guys i was a little leery of doing it but figured i could always send it out and have it refinished if it didn't Come out good ..:image035:
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Well i went ahead and changed out my MSH also

This is the stock one which i didn't care for



Then here is the Ed Brown Snakeskin MAH i changed to with i could have got it arched and with a Magwell

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Looks good Bud. :hand10:
Shot pretty Good Today to .. Funny Had a Jam with with Flying Ashtrays 2 top round of 2 wilson mags ran great rest of the rounds..

My last box of them So i've Switched over to some Hornday XTP's Now

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Bud,
Looks good -- I'd go with the full slide as well....
post more when you get it finished, I'm anxious to see how it turns out....
Also, like that MSH -- I'm thinking about one in a bobtail....
I thought about a BobTail to but since it is a Aluminum frame i didn't want to fool with it
looking good bud , nice project keep us informed lol
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