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Old March 15, 2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Polishing a Barrel?

Just wondering the best and easiest way to accomplish this. I have a bersa thunder 45 uc pro with a black matte barrel that is getting scratched up from use. I am not worried about the scratches but I was thinking about just polishing it. Is this advisable to do or a no no. I have never done any polishing before and have heard vinegar works?

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Old March 15, 2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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blue and rust remover, good buffing wheel and your choice of polishing compound. I usually use a buffing attachment on a dremel when I polish small parts
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Old March 15, 2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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you may end up with a brushed steel or even a chrome look depending on how much time you put into it.
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Old March 15, 2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Well I dropped it in some vinegar since it is non abrasive. But I tried to plug the end of the barrel and didn't see a pin size hole in the end of the plug. I got vinegar down the inside of the barrel. Am I to assume this barrel is shot now.....
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Old March 15, 2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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The barrel is fine.
Think about this next time: If the blued barrel has wear marks, wouldn't the polished barrel get the same wear marks?
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Old March 15, 2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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Well yes. Very true. The outside of the barrel was marked up a lot from use so I guess the inside would aswell. Pheww thanks
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Old March 15, 2013, 01:55 PM   #7
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I have done it many times to various moving parts and seems fine, or you can just duracoat it but I guess everything will wear over time
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Old March 15, 2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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Do this outside.

Toilet bowl cleaner removes the blue. Then hit with 600 emery paper. Back the paper with a solid object so you don't round off anything.
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