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Another polished gun!

This is a discussion on Another polished gun! within the XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M) forums, part of the XD Talk category; Originally Posted by ZONES I do like, allot. Will have to see if I want to do that to a future XD, just not one ...


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Old 05-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #31
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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, 06:09 PM   #32
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That's awesome! Nice work
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #33
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Thanks for the compliments guys... here are the pics of the gun all put together... the barrel is also done, but doesn't look as bright due to the oil I put on it ... in person it looks much better, but this is the best I can do with a camera phone. Also note again that the top was left matte finished so there would be no glare on the top of it.







Shinny is not my thing but that looks really good. Any plans to fill in the logos and lettering?
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Very nice!

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Shinny is not my thing but that looks really good. Any plans to fill in the logos and lettering?

i'm not sure yet... I have thought about filling them, just to add a bit of an accent to the letters and such... in person they are very visible though so I think i'll just leave it the way it is.
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pic of my friends XD with the slide on the gun.

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what did you do to get her to look like that? Did you use a sanding block if so what grips, files, polish and a wheel?
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what did you do to get her to look like that? Did you use a sanding block if so what grips, files, polish and a wheel?
I actually did very little sanding, as there is no need to take the metal down any further than necessary. No files or anything and any sand was done by hand. I mainly use the sanding part to just cut that top bi-tone finish down and then it goes to the wheel where I go through multiple compounds. It's a good 5-10 hour job. If anyone happens to be interested ... i'll be glad to do it for 50.00 if they want to pay shipping. I'm not into it for business, but it does look cool lol.
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I've taken the time to polish stainless like you on classic car parts...NOT easy and is a ton of hard work....more like a labor of love. By you offering to do this for folks for $50...well...that's one heck of a deal. Folks if you have never done this before, might not want to try your first time on an XD/m. For $50 bucks, you have expert work!
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I've taken the time to polish stainless like you on classic car parts...NOT easy and is a ton of hard work....more like a labor of love. By you offering to do this for folks for $50...well...that's one heck of a deal. Folks if you have never done this before, might not want to try your first time on an XD/m. For $50 bucks, you have expert work!
lol thanks man, I appreciate it. I really just like to make things shine lol. I've done it with car exhausts, I did a friends intake, carb, and everything else that was aluminum under there. I bought this AWESOME looking exhaust for my old 370z and it was already polished, but you could see the lines in it still... I didn't like that, so I polished the whole thing on that too. I detail cars and so the polishing has become almost an obsession since the exhaust and shiny parts really bring the finished product out so much.
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