GUN polishing magazines?

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  1. vettefan52

    vettefan52 Guest

    how do i do this... i know i need sandpaper, but how high and low of grit do i need? the homedepot only sells shitty grits and doesnt sell anything higher then like 150 or 200. looking to polish up some crappy mags i have.
     
  2. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    probably like 1000 or higher
     
  3. vettefan52

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    where can i get it? home depot doesnt sell that high, pep boys doesnt sell that high. cant find this shit anywhere. might have to just sandblast and guncoat the fuckers.
     
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    paint store?

    auto paint store or somewhere that sells auto paint?
     
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    model/hobby shops will have high grit sandpaper
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Autozone sells wet sandpaper...I'd use that.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Higher the smoother
     
  8. vettefan52

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    yeah, id like to get my hands on some 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400 and 1600. i dont have any paint stores around me :ugh: pep boys is as close as it gets. ill have to check there next time im up around my moms.
     
  9. vettefan52

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    none of those either :wtc:
     
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    walmart, in the automotive section...i think they have it that high
     
  11. vettefan52

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    shit, ill check there tomorrow. i think all i saw was 200 grit there though.
     
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    yeah, thats what they normally have in the home section, go to where they have the auto paint, it is usually in a rack around that.

    also check in the model cars section, sometimes they have that kind of stuff

    or try and find an emery board in the right grit, if you are desperate
     
  13. vettefan52

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    im so close to just sand blasting and powdercoating
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Could you not use ultra fine steel wool, or is that as hard to find?
     
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    Thats how I do my model cars!:)

    Micromesh is the best to polish with extremly high grit. ( US military and aviation industry uses it on airplane glass)
     
  16. vettefan52

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    maybe, but keep in mind these mags have the original finish on them. they are peeling off, which is why i want to polish them.
     
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    wait you're taking all the finish off? I thought you just wanted to polish up the followers and what not :o
     
  18. vettefan52

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    nope, ALL the mag... bling bling style y0
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    you could probably find that at walmart.

    and not to state the obvious (I hope) but don't start out with 1000 grit start out at like 150 then 200 220 and so one taking that scratches out from each run with finer and finer
     
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    I cant remember where on Arfcom, but I remember seeing an edu on how to take the old finish off of AR 15 mags and then put on a new mar lube finish
     
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    a hobby shop would have to stock sandpaper that high, its one of the basic materials in building models.
     
  22. Want2race

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    i would recommend wet sanding it..

    Napa, and the like should have paper that high.

    if your in a rust climate, I would just leave the factory finish
     
  23. vettefan52

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    yeah, start low and work up... which is why i need like stuff higher then 200.
     
  24. vettefan52

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    i know, but i dont have any hobby shops around me. michaels is as close as it gets.
     
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    Order some from an online hobby shop if you can't get to one near you. I used to have some stuff that was practically as smooth as regular paper back when I did airplane models
     

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