GUN DIY: Brushed Steel Barrel

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    DIY: Brushed Steel Barrel ****pics******

    Took my bbl from my XD-9 Subcompact and now its brushed steel.

    Use a scotch-brite pad. have fun :o

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  2. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    Looks good. how do you like that front sight? I was looking into the fiber optic/tritium ones.
     
  3. michael

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    love it. my shooting got a TON better after i had it installed
     
  4. michael

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    gonna go over it again with some 1000, 1500 and 2000gr sandpaper tomorrow to get it really smooth and maybe a little polishing compound
     
  5. Gimik

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    I have the fiber/tritiums on my USPf.45 and I LOVE them.
     
  6. michael

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    here's the fiber optic:

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  7. Furner

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    the dremel red polishing compound helped alot when i did mine, and Mothers Mag Wheel Polish is god to finish it up.
     
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    hmm, i think i might do this to my HK USP
     
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    the HK looks good. i did it to the spare barrel and i like it.

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    looks good.

    Now do the whole slide. :noes:
     
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    oh wow. that DOES look good. Hrmmmmm... I may have to do that on my carry.
     
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    hk looks sick! what did u use on it? scotch-brite or sandpaper?
     
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    i did it to my Glock 17 yesterday with different grits of sandpaper....i started w/ 220 to get the finish off and went to 600 and then 1500 to smooth it out....there are some small areas i couldnt really get to very well but the majority of it looks like a nice semi-matte brushed look
     
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    i just used scotchbrite. the pictures don't do it justice. i did it to my 1911 GI too and it looks damn good
     
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    After you take the finish off on the barrel is there any protectant left on it? Other than regular cleaning, is there anything shielding it from the elements?
     
  18. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    might have to get me a scotch brite pad for my 1911 :noes:
     
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    Pretty sure there isn't. You'd have to keep it oiled I guess.
     
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    yea. HK uses a treatment that isn't just the color. when the color comes off it's still protected. not my 1911 barrel though, i'll just take care of it.
     
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    I sit corrected :)
     
  22. black96gtvert

    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    looks good cuz
     
  23. michael

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    no more protectant on mine. gotta keep er nice and oiled
     
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    or you could just buy a sig :fawk:
     
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    many people have told me that polishing actually seals the barrel, acting as somewhat of a rust preventative using a wire-wheel and polishing compound anyways.
     

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