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badlander
March 14, 2008, 04:45 PM
My old model 60 is starting to look A little beat up. I was thinking of bead blasting it but Iam thinking maby another type of media may look better.
Any ideas?
Dan

T. O'Heir
March 14, 2008, 09:13 PM
Depends on the finish you want. Jeweller's rouge and a buffing wheel if you want it to shine. Bead blasting will give you a matte finish. So will any other blasting media.

drail
March 18, 2008, 06:48 PM
Try to find someone with a fine glass bead blaster. Try your local airport. Aircraft mechanics use these a lot to remove corrosion. I've done a number of guns and they all turned out beautiful. Spend a lot of time rinsing and blowing everything out with compressed air. You want to get ALL of that media out of there.

Playboypenguin
March 18, 2008, 07:06 PM
Just remember to remove imperfections and scratches before bead blasting or you will just end up with nice matte finished scratches. :)

Inspector3711
March 18, 2008, 07:43 PM
And.... hahhaha Think carefully before you go to the airport with your gun to get it bead blasted!