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Another polished gun!

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #21
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WOW, That is such an amazing job I can see part of your reflection, your wearing blue jeans and forgot to shave
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:25 PM   #22
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Very interesting. How were you able to avoid polishing inside the serrations? Do you think the slide will be more rust prone? (I know Melonite is bathed into the metal but I am curious about your view.)
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:35 PM   #23
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Great job. i have been thinking of getting a SS slide from my xdm. but that is just killer
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #24
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The first pics of just the slide do not do it justice...
THIS IS SWEET!!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:57 AM   #25
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I have to say, makes me want to do it to my bi-tone. Looks real sweet, like chrome. I bet you keep a towel close by though for prints lol.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:02 AM   #26
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Very interesting. How were you able to avoid polishing inside the serrations? Do you think the slide will be more rust prone? (I know Melonite is bathed into the metal but I am curious about your view.)
Yeah I wanted to keep inside of it matte, everything was taped off and I use special sanding methods so that nothing in there gets sanded. I believe the bi-tone slide is stainless, but i'm not sure... I also did my friends XD, but his was all black so I actually did what I call a shadow finish on it where it's sanded and buffed, but still has a black hue to it... hard to explain. I'll get some pics of it up, but i'll have to get him to email them to me.

As far as the rust goes. Never dull is excellent stuff to use and so after the gun has been handled, a quick rubdown with a little of that keeps rust away. Water and air make rust, so I guess the other part is don't get your gun wet
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:07 AM   #27
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Like I have said as well guys I have a lot of experience with metal polishing as well so I didn't go into it flying blind. I was very hung up on looks of the gun and not enough of how it felt, but the XD fit my hand like it was made for it and I wanted it right away. After that is when I figured I would use what I knew since I wanted the polished look.

I have considered at this point sending it out and getting it powdercoated into black chrome which looks great over a polished or chrome surface. For now though I will stick with this. I just love to look at it haha.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #28
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Yeah I wanted to keep inside of it matte, everything was taped off and I use special sanding methods so that nothing in there gets sanded. I believe the bi-tone slide is stainless, but i'm not sure... I also did my friends XD, but his was all black so I actually did what I call a shadow finish on it where it's sanded and buffed, but still has a black hue to it... hard to explain. I'll get some pics of it up, but i'll have to get him to email them to me.

As far as the rust goes. Never dull is excellent stuff to use and so after the gun has been handled, a quick rubdown with a little of that keeps rust away. Water and air make rust, so I guess the other part is don't get your gun wet
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #29
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I do like, allot. Will have to see if I want to do that to a future XD, just not one I carry.

Great work sir!
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #30
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Ok, here was my friends slide... not quite completed, but you sort of get the idea.



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