Another polished gun!

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    Methodical4u

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    Hey guys from Md. I just bought my XD-M and though I loved the look of the gun already, i've polished aluminum on the side for a few years. Anyway, I did the sides, but not the top so I didn't get any glare in my view. Here's the slide.. I did the barrel as well. It's hard to get the right pic so I took several to try to catch the right lighting.

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    Jeedia

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    WOW that looks awsome!
     
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    Jeedia

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    can I ask how you did it?
     
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    Methodical4u

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    Thanks man.. well it took a lot of patience, sanding and compounding ... I just tried a lot of things to get it to finally come out. Like I said though... i've had a lot of experience in polishing aluminum as a side job so that helped me a lot with the different steps.
     
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    Nice, let's see it on the gun now!
     
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    Why?
     
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    Methodical4u

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    Because it's what I like... if you don't that's fine... don't do it to yours.
     
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    Methodical4u

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    yeah, i'll get a pic of it all together and post it later today.
     
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    1lowlife

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    Why not..:confused:
    Some people like polished parts..


    Looks good if that is your thing Methodical4u...
     
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    Methodical4u

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    Thanks man, I really do.
     
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    looks good!
     
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    pitandxd

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    Looks nice. Can't wait to see the pics later.


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    Gotta love shiny things!! Especially guns, nice job!
     
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    Now that's cool! Also would love to see a pic of it on the frame :cool:
     
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    Methodical4u

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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.

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