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I'm thinking about polishing my SP101. I want to make it very shiny. Anyone done this? What's the best way to go about it?
 

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So everbody here has a dirty dull gun? Fine I'll ask at .net.
 

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i like stainless, but i also like it kind of dull................
get it mirror shiney and suddenly you'll see every little smudge there is plus the scratches will show up better.
 

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Yeah it will deputy. I figure I can have one that looks real nice. My SP101 is a good candidate. With a nice polished look and some of Jim's inserts, she'll be a real looker. :)
 

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years back, i knew an officer who had bought a "miror polish" 1911. He tried carrying it for off-duty but quickly quit because of all of the little scratches tha would show up. :evil:

This thing was so shiney you could comb your hair or signal a plane with it :lol:
 

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I'm going to try and make my SP101 that shiny. Of course I'll have to comb someone else's hair in it. ;)
 

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LMAO Bountyhunter! I'll let you comb mine OK? LOL
:? I don't know if we know each other that well. :?
 

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mercy!!!!!!!!!!!

heck of a job there.
 

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One of the challenges in polishing is to not do to edges what he did to the frame cutout for the cylinder. The top and bottom are uneven and irregular. This is the mark of amateur work. It is shiny but I think he has devalued his gun a good bit.
 

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You should use a good buffer with three types of wheels, felt for flat surfaces, stitched for round surfaces getting heavy polishing, and loose or unstitched for fine polishing on uneven surfaces. Hand work on edges or rounded internal areas should be done with a backing to stay flat and even and avoid lobbing and uneven edges. Detail work with a Dremel tool must be carefully done.
 

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Looks good!

I sold my SP101 to Eddie a long while back. :(
 

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I have light surface scratches on a stainless 22/45 from a holster snap. It is on a rounded surface is there any way to take them out without a buffer?
 
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