GUN Can someone explain Smoothing and Polishing internals

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  1. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I've had no problems in my P250 so far but I was just wondering about that. I've heard people do it and it will be my carry gun. Are there any downsides?
     
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    i guess you just use steel wool.
     
  3. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Wayyyyyy off. I won't be doing it. Gun shop will.
     
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    lol, uh, no. It usually refers to cleaning up your feeding ramp, under your slide and action.

    If you are not a credited gunsmith, keep the dremel and steel wool away from your gun. You can muck things up really fast and really easily.

    And don't fix what ain't broke, if it's feeding just fine, leave it alone.
     
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    :rofl: No

    If you do polish your own stuff you wanna go in a figure 8 though if you go straight back and forth it will actially wear down the edges faster than the middle
     
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    tell those fools in my cw9 thread this. that's what they told me to do! use steel wool :hsd:
     
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    i think 0000 steel wool is roughly 600grit in sandpaper term, polishing compounds can get to 6000grit or higher
     
  9. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    No, you can do it. I won't though.
     
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    probably trolling you :rofl:
     
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    the fuck is up your ass? :slap:
     
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    If at all, I'd use a VERY fine abrasive like some JB bore paste or toothpaste.
     
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    Listen to AB, before you fuck something up.

    While it's certainly not hard, you likely aren't going to do anything but mess something up rubbing around on key areas (such as a feedramp) with some abrasive. Not at all being a dick, but it's kind of one of those things that if you have to ask, you probably don't know enough to be doing it.

    As far as getting a 'smith to do it...... I probably wouldn't. I've seen smiths charge recockulous amounts of money to fuck up a gun just as well as you could do yourself, all in the name of "polishing". Unless your gun is roughly machined (Sigs usually aren't), I don't think you would stand to really gain anything, except the possibility of trashing the pistol
     
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    now that's what i thought. but apparently with kahr's it's necessary for the damn thing to even function properly...
     
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    send it back to Kahr, let the blood be on their hands. If they screw it up, they'll relace it, if you screw it up or anyone else you employ to work on the gun for you, you have no recourse.
     
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    I've done one of mine, but the rest have largely been left alone. I have seen some Kahrs that had rough looking feedramps (to the point that I could imagine that they'd inhibit feeding), but very few.

    Specifically what kinds of problems are you having? Polishing is generally considered a fix all type deal, that I generally hear from gunsmiths who don't have a fucking clue about what's actually going on, and are just trying to take your money. As stated above, you can also sometimes do more harm than good (especially playing with 1911 feed ramps, for example) if you aren't careful. It's not rocket science, but its also not a "more is better" type situation, hence the continued warnings.
     
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    steel wool :hsugh:
     
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    Dammit, went back to edit my post to say this, but you beat me to it.

    If you have a warranty, or the factory is willing to do it, let them.
     
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    no reason to be a dick.
     
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    i don't have a kahr, but in my thread a lot of people suggested polishing.
     
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    shouldn't have quoted me, it was pointless

    i never said to use steel wool anywhere near your gun :ugh:
     
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    did you not even read what i said???

    mine functions great and the feed ramp is a mirror finish from the factory :ugh:
     
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    you said you never had to take it to a smith. so it sounded like an endorsement to the DIY school of thought.
     

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