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Old July 14, 2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Finishing stainless

What's the best way to finish a 1911 stainless slide. I don't want the polished look but something like a machined finish, if that makes sense. I have made several machining cuts and lighten the slide. What would sandblasting do to the surface? Any suggestions?
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Old July 14, 2008, 01:47 PM   #2
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Try some searches here on the FL. There are companies that specialize in gun finishing, and several have been mentioned in the past.
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Old July 14, 2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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That's what I'm doing now, just ain't found it yet.
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Old July 14, 2008, 01:55 PM   #4
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Playboy Penguin did a whole write up on how to refinish a stainless slide a while back.
It involved a straight edge a flat table, wet/dry sandpaper and gun oil
I still have not worked up the nerve to try it
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Old July 14, 2008, 02:29 PM   #5
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Thanks, I finally found it, I may try that on the flat areas.
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Old July 14, 2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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That's called a "brushed" finish.
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Old July 20, 2008, 11:52 AM   #7
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stainless

Sir;
I really like bead blasted finish on stainless.
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Old July 22, 2008, 08:31 PM   #8
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A good friend bead blasted the slide and comp on a Para Ordnance for me and it looks great. Thanks again Gorgon!
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