GUN I want to polish my barrel, what do you recommend?

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  1. Slick26

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    I'd just buy a Bar-Sto or similar aftermarket barrel that's already polished, but no one makes em for this particular gun.

    So what is recommended in order to do it right, so it looks good and doesn't corrode away? Just pick up a general polishing kit from a local hardware or auto store or order something specific online, what? Your thoughts. Thanks.
     
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    I use a lot of the Mother's paste polish for polishing various things but fine steel wool, sand paper, and emery cloth work well.
     
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    Serious? :hsugh:
     
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    what are you going to polish? I polished the barrel on my RIA 1911 and I can tell you that as soon as I stripped the finish there was a good bit of course work to be done to smooth it out, then finer sand paper and steel wool as well as a dremel and a polishing compound. The main reason I polshed it was so that the chamber wouldn't so crappy with wear in the finish, but first time I fired 50 rounds through it there were a bunch of bands on the barrel from new wear (none of the chamber though)
     
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    The barrel for my Stoeger (Beretta) Cougar. I just thought it would look really nice with a polished looking slide on an all black gun. I'd just order an aftermarket barrel for it, but none can be found. It's not a very popular gun.

    I realized there would probably be some work to it... and that's fine. I'm just asking for any advice I can have before I go at it. I want to know everything I need to know, and everything I'll need to have before I head out to stores to start picking stuff up.
     
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    Need more suggestions. :x:
     
  8. cjj92yj

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    FWIW, I just polished the stainless barrel on my MKII 22/45 for kick and giggles. Started with 400 grit because it was super coarse and the factory finish was deep. Then 600, 800, 1000, and 1500. All sanding done wet. Just fill up the sink with some water and get going. Now that I'm done with the 1500, I'm going to get some fine compund and a good wheel and have at it. Then probably finish it off with some flitz compund.
     

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