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Travclem
06-08-2012, 13:33
This Springfield Loaded has been my project gun for a few years and there really isn't much Springfield left in it. I decided to do a carry melt on it but nothing drastic like the used bar of soap (Kimber CDP). Just a little rounding of corners.

Melted Wilson Bushing (left) compared to my TRP.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/9f2177e1.jpg

Slide Edges
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/c414efd5.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/b3432e02.jpg

It came out exactly how I wanted it.

fnfalman
06-08-2012, 13:43
You're pretty handy with tools. Nice and even all around.

SauerChoi
06-08-2012, 15:40
Very nice. What do you use to round out the corners/edges?

Veedubklown
06-08-2012, 16:28
Very nice. What do you use to round out the corners/edges?

tagged for technique.

bac1023
06-08-2012, 16:36
Impressive work

okie
06-08-2012, 22:22
Good job my friend:thumbsup:

Foxtrotx1
06-08-2012, 22:25
So your custom shop...is it open yet?

kirgi08
06-08-2012, 23:29
tagged.

smith10
06-09-2012, 05:48
Nice, I like the bead blast finish also.

DustyJacket
06-09-2012, 06:58
Nice.

I did a not so nearly nice job on my PPK, but since it was blued stainless steal, my cold blue coverup did poorly.

Much easier to do on a raw stainless gun.

Officer's Match
06-09-2012, 07:18
What, no stropped mirror edge? :supergrin:

Nice work TC, as usual.

zackwatt
06-09-2012, 07:21
Looks like it came from Springfield like that!

ca survivor
06-09-2012, 07:51
good job, looks great.

Travclem
06-09-2012, 09:29
tagged for technique.

Slide:
-1X30" abrassive (220/400) belts cut
-Padded bench vice
-"shoe shine" techniqe
-Bead blast

Bushing:
-Hand profile with files and sandpaper
-tape and bead blast

Travclem
06-09-2012, 09:29
Nice.

I did a not so nearly nice job on my PPK, but since it was blued stainless steal, my cold blue coverup did poorly.

Much easier to do on a raw stainless gun.

Just blast the whole gun back to stainless.:cool:

Travclem
06-09-2012, 09:31
What, no stropped mirror edge? :supergrin:

Nice work TC, as usual.

That was the problem, you could've shaved with the slide before I worked it over. Personally, I like sharp knives and dull guns.

Travclem
06-09-2012, 09:32
You're pretty handy with tools. Nice and even all around.

Very nice. What do you use to round out the corners/edges?

Impressive work

Good job my friend:thumbsup:

Nice, I like the bead blast finish also.

Looks like it came from Springfield like that!

good job, looks great.

Thanks guys!

Travclem
06-09-2012, 09:35
So your custom shop...is it open yet?
Haha, Unfortunately not. I don't mind butchering my own stuff but I don't like messing with other peoples things.

faawrenchbndr
06-09-2012, 12:12
Damn fine job,.........

Veedubklown
06-09-2012, 19:13
Slide:
-1X30" abrassive (220/400) belts cut
-Padded bench vice
-"shoe shine" techniqe
-Bead blast

Bushing:
-Hand profile with files and sandpaper
-tape and bead blast

So you got the edge so flat and consistent by running it on a belt sander? Nice. What's this "shoe shine" technique?

Black&TAN
06-09-2012, 19:46
Very nice work, sir!

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DustyJacket
06-09-2012, 21:15
So you got the edge so flat and consistent by running it on a belt sander? Nice. What's this "shoe shine" technique?
He didn't use a belt sander. He used the belts from the sander and used the shoe shine back and forth with one hannd at either end of the belt.

Veedubklown
06-09-2012, 21:53
He didn't use a belt sander. He used the belts from the sander and used the shoe shine back and forth with one hannd at either end of the belt.
Ah, gotcha. The final stage of bead blasting is the hardest part for me, as I don't have a media blaster, and they're darn expensive for anything decent. I've considered just gathering up all my parts that need a refinish, and taking them to a shop to have done. Problem is finding one, then finding one I trust enough with my parts.

knedrgr
06-10-2012, 02:33
Nicely done! Looks awesome!

Travclem
06-10-2012, 09:45
Ah, gotcha. The final stage of bead blasting is the hardest part for me, as I don't have a media blaster, and they're darn expensive for anything decent. I've considered just gathering up all my parts that need a refinish, and taking them to a shop to have done. Problem is finding one, then finding one I trust enough with my parts.
I got my blasting cabinet at HF for $120. You can buy hand held blasters that don't recycle media for around $25 if you don't use it much.

Travclem
06-10-2012, 09:46
He didn't use a belt sander. He used the belts from the sander and used the shoe shine back and forth with one hannd at either end of the belt.
Bingo!