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thanks!!!!!!! a while back i had a little time on my hands and i decided to take the finish off my barrel and polish it up to match don's guide rod that i purchased. so i broke out the dremel and did what i thought was a good job until i saw a post by someone for the following link........


http://www.easypckits.com/products/premiumlk/


......with the suggestion that if used it would bring a mirror finish to the barrel and breech area. well, it worked great and it's mirror smooth. when my camera gets fixed i'll post some pics. i looked around for high grit paper and couldn't find any quantity less than a whole box when all i needed was a little bit. anyway, whoever you are, i thank you again for letting me in on your secret.......... :)
 

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I'm figuring you took the slide down to bare metal. What type of finish did you go with after getting the slide polished up with the quality sandpapers that were listed on the link?
 

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That would have been me who posted that, and you're quite welcome. :) The guy who runs that site has corresponded with me a few times and he basically started that little business because he could never find high grit sandpaper in small quantity. And for the prices he charges you just can't beat it. Just make sure you armadillo that barrel now, because it has no real protection against the elements, and keep it oiled. :) I used it on the barrel and breech block of my XD40 as well as my Ruger P95 and love the results.

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msidner wrote:

"That would have been me who posted that, and you're quite welcome. The guy who runs that site has corresponded with me a few times and he basically started that little business because he could never find high grit sandpaper in small quantity."


you got that right. just the right amount too. i cut up little pieces and used them to polish up my feed ramps on all my guns too besides the barrel and breech block of my XD......:) and i always keep my guns well-(not overly)-lubricated so no worries there. again i thank you msidner....
 

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Oh, another thing to try with those papers is if you have a dremel, cut a little piece off so it will wrap around a dremel buffing wheel (the small one), put a little glue on the buffing wheel and wrap the sandpaper around it, gives it enough play so you're not griding, but lets you polish some parts a bit easier, and much faster, just be careful with the speed settings, and give it plenty of time for the glue to dry first. ;)

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msidner said:
Oh, another thing to try with those papers is if you have a dremel, cut a little piece off so it will wrap around a dremel buffing wheel (the small one), put a little glue on the buffing wheel and wrap the sandpaper around it
Great tip. I'll have to try that with some 1000 grit later tonight.
 
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