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operator81
03-28-2008, 22:18
Anyone done this? Pics and procedure would be great. Looked alot at polishing the barrel on my G26, and since the finish on the slide is the older matte gray, figured I'd look into polishing it.

GMAN40
03-29-2008, 07:15
I've polished my barrels and they look sharpe, but as far as doing the slides I wouldn't! Even polishing the barrels will devalue the gun if you should ever want trade it in at a gun shop.

GlockMan40s&w
03-29-2008, 21:04
Here's a brief description on polishing your barrel, everyone here who has done it, may do it differently.

Tools:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Glock%20Talk/Tools.jpg

I use the sponge sandpaper from 3M, rub the barrel, until the finish starts fading, then add some mother's polish to the sponge,rub barrel until all of the finish is gone.

then i use my dremel tool, with a polishing pad, and place mother's polish on the barrel and just keep polishing until you get the desire results. Wipe down the barrel when you get done.


Far as the slide, I would just get it refinish. Brad @ CCR did my slide for under 50 bucks, he had a special going on last year.

Web site:http://www.ccrrefinishing.com/
e-mail him and tell him, you seen his work on glock talk and he may give you a price break, never hurts to ask.

Several pics of glocks I've done.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Girls%20and%20Guns/Guns/DSCN0504-1.jpg
.357 Sig
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Girls%20and%20Guns/Guns/DSCN0468.jpg
My 19
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Girls%20and%20Guns/Guns/G19-1.jpg

mikegun
03-30-2008, 17:51
you want to be careful polishing glock slides, i have seen some, not many, come out with a yellowing hue, something to do with metal on the slides involved, ive seem 5 come out like this...

Bushflyr
04-01-2008, 00:13
I had one slide that I just hit with a wire wheel. Kind of a satin nickel sort of effect. The Tenifer was still intact, but the black phosphate was all gone. Looked pretty slick.

operator81
04-01-2008, 01:00
Do you have pics?

Bushflyr
04-03-2008, 12:46
The light isn't very good, but here's one. It gets to be sort of a dull steel grey. Ignore the FrankenGlockness and the grease spots.:supergrin:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b65/bushflyr/FrankenGlock.jpg

Ic3man360
04-07-2008, 11:18
I'm not an advertiser for Todd at customizedcreationz, but I've been interested in getting a glock slide polished also...

here's a pic he sent of a glock slide he just finished...
(here's hoping that I can embed correctly)

<a href="http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x157/ic3man_360/?action=view&current=polished_glock_slide_smaller_size_e.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x157/ic3man_360/polished_glock_slide_smaller_size_e.jpg" border="0" alt="Polished Glock Slide"></a>

Edit: I'm sure that you can get a "close to professional" polish job like todd's with alot of work and the required tools....If I can't spare the $75 to get mine polished, then I'ma try the DIY approach...

g29cc
04-08-2008, 15:28
I'm not an advertiser for Todd at customizedcreationz, but I've been interested in getting a glock slide polished also...

here's a pic he sent of a glock slide he just finished...
(here's hoping that I can embed correctly)

<a href="http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x157/ic3man_360/?action=view&current=polished_glock_slide_smaller_size_e.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x157/ic3man_360/polished_glock_slide_smaller_size_e.jpg" border="0" alt="Polished Glock Slide"></a>

Edit: I'm sure that you can get a "close to professional" polish job like todd's with alot of work and the required tools....If I can't spare the $75 to get mine polished, then I'ma try the DIY approach...

Thanks for the Plug !:supergrin:

I also do barrels, guide rods, controls and more. Here are a couple of barrels pictures. I also do the engraving on the barrels or slides if you like as well. Full CNC shop services for gunsmithing or your custom projects as well.

You can get similiar results with alot of elbow grease, a very understanding laundry person ( IE your wife or girlfriend ) and some place you dont mind totally trashing out with black crap off the buffing wheels.

To totally polish a slide like the one above you need several different buffing wheels ( sprial sewn or even a sisal wheel, flannel cotten loose wheels ) several compounds and a pretty good buffing machine. You can get away with a 1/2 hp 6" grinder , but it wont live long under the stress you ll put it under. Buffing and polishing is a extremely dirty art form. There are certain techniques you need to know and things you learn along the way with certain materials and what not. Not properly knowing what your doing can cause uneven removal of material and you dont want that in certain areas. But if you just want to remove the black and have a decent nice looking surface give her a shot with some buffs and compounds, just becareful not to remove too much material ( you ll have to work at it to remove too much on stainless ), but you can do it ).

Here are some pictures of my latest works.

Thanks again
Todd
http://customizedcreationz.com/images/600_glock3.jpg
http://customizedcreationz.com/images/600_glock2.jpg
http://customizedcreationz.com/images/600_glock_1.jpg

g29cc
04-08-2008, 15:28
Before
http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085//images/600_cz75_before.jpg
After http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085//images/600_cz_barrel_1.jpg http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085//images/600_cz_barrel_2.jpg http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085//images/600_cz_barrel_3.jpg

g29cc
04-08-2008, 15:28
http://customizedcreationz.com/images/600_top3.jpg http://customizedcreationz.com/images/600_top_in_gun1.jpg
http://customizedcreationz.com/images/600_side_1.jpg
http://customizedcreationz.com/images/600_top2.jpg

g29cc
04-08-2008, 15:30
http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085/images/610_IMG_0167.JPG

Here is a mirror finish, you wont get this without alot of work and the right tools though. This is the slide above in the magazine picture reflection.

JMS
04-08-2008, 18:32
I'm not an advertiser for Todd at customizedcreationz, but I've been interested in getting a glock slide polished also...

here's a pic he sent of a glock slide he just finished...
(here's hoping that I can embed correctly)

<a href="http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x157/ic3man_360/?action=view&current=polished_glock_slide_smaller_size_e.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x157/ic3man_360/polished_glock_slide_smaller_size_e.jpg" border="0" alt="Polished Glock Slide"></a>

Edit: I'm sure that you can get a "close to professional" polish job like todd's with alot of work and the required tools....If I can't spare the $75 to get mine polished, then I'ma try the DIY approach...

DIY will not come out like the above, even my brother in law who's a jeweler said that he could not get it to the same level as above. Question for Todd, are the slide 'cuts' (towards the left under the rear sight) black or is it just a reflection off the magazine/angle??

Ic3man360
04-08-2008, 21:47
DIY will not come out like the above, even my brother in law who's a jeweler said that he could not get it to the same level as above. Question for Todd, are the slide 'cuts' (towards the left under the rear sight) black or is it just a reflection off the magazine/angle??

...were you trying to disagree with me? Sorry, but I wasn't sure if you were or not... :p
anyway...
As I said and Todd agreed, DYI will *not* look like that glock slide unless you have the right tools, technique, and patience....I stated that it would look "close to professional", and this also was backed by Todd...it would take much work to achieve that fine of a finish...

g29cc
04-09-2008, 05:47
DIY will not come out like the above, even my brother in law who's a jeweler said that he could not get it to the same level as above. Question for Todd, are the slide 'cuts' (towards the left under the rear sight) black or is it just a reflection off the magazine/angle??

They are a left unpolished, I try to lightly polish that area to keep the grip there. In some cases the customer wants this area recut in a more aggressive type grip. I do a wavy type cut and a slanted back cut , or the regular style straight cuts on the glock as well. I ve also done the cuts on the front of the slide too.

But to simply answer the its some of the magazine, some of the rough surface left ( the stiple like surface ) that makes it look a little darker. I think I have a better picture of that area and I ll try and post it.

I can if someone wants the grip area polished to look all even take the time to sand that area down and prep it. But that takes alot of work and time and the price is more to do that.

I have two other slides I ll post some pictures of soon. I just have to get them cropped and stuff and then up on the website for hosting and then I ll post them here.

Thanks everyone
Todd

isecobra
04-10-2008, 20:11
Todd's work looks great, plan on sending mine to him monday, has anyone had him do anywork for them?

Bushflyr
04-14-2008, 12:27
That's some dead sexy polishing. A question for Todd: Is that polished through the Tenifer to raw metal, or will the surface of the Tenifer take that high gloss?

g29cc
04-15-2008, 08:29
Todd's work looks great, plan on sending mine to him monday, has anyone had him do anywork for them?

I ve done a bunch of work on GT here. Lots of people's barrels and stuff.

That's some dead sexy polishing. A question for Todd: Is that polished through the Tenifer to raw metal, or will the surface of the Tenifer take that high gloss?

I ll be honest and say I am a machinist. I am familiar with all kinds of coatings and surface preps ( I also chrome plate ). As far as this tenifer that others talk about, I am not sure of its depth of penetration. Other say its deep into the metal, some say its just a surface prep. But all I can say is that the slides I ve done, have never had an issue with finish problems. There is nothing to peel of flake off or discolor ( unless you spill something on it that would discolor a stock glock slide too, your probably more protected with the polished slide due to its improved surface ). You can easily clean and keep the polish with 5 minutes of your favorite white color chrome polish ( or blue colored ) and a soft flannel.

Thanks everyone and here is a few words about the Tenifer and Carbonizing.

"Tenifer is a trademarked name for the end result of a chemical bath nitriding process that embeds nitrogen into an iron-containing alloy to create a corrosion-resistant finish that is a dull grey in color and extremely hard. The generic term for this type of process is carbonitriding. Other trade names for carbonitriding include Melonite, Sursulf, Arcor, Tufftride, and Koline."

"Carbonitriding is a modern metallurgical surface treatment that can be applied to steel to increase the metal's abrasion resistance and impact strength. Carbonitriding can be applied to economical and free-machining low carbon steels, yet the resulting surface properties can approach those of more expensive and difficult-to-work grades of steel.[1]

Carbonitriding can be classified as a modification of gas carburization, as opposed to a form of nitriding. The process adds ammonia molecules into the gas carburizing atmosphere, and will therefore add nitrogen to the carburized case. Atomic Nitrogen is formed at the surface which thereafter diffuses into the steel along with the carbon. Carbonitriding (around 850 C / 1550 F) is carried out at temperatures substantially higher than plain nitriding (around 530 C / 990 F) but slightly lower than those used for carburizing (around 950 C / 1700 F) and for shorter times. Carbonitriding is thus not only more economical than carburizing, but also reduces distortion during quenching. The lower temperature allows oil quenching, or even gas quenching with a protective atmosphere.

Carbonitriding forms a hard, wear resistant case that is approximately 0.075 0.75 mm thick, and generally has a better hardenability than a carburized case. The preferred case depth is determined by the service application, and the thicker the case, the greater the increase in wear resistance and hardness the part will have. Because the carbonitriding is affecting only the top layers of the steel, and not depositing an additional layer, it does not significantly alter the dimensions of the part. The case depth is restricted to 0.75mm for two reasons: the lower temperature of the treatment which restricts the diffusion of the two species, and the shorter times of the treatment. The primary reason that short times are employed is to restrict the concentration of nitrogen as nitrogen addition is more difficult to control than carbon; an excess of nitrogen can cause high levels of retained austenite and porosity, which are undesirable in producing a part of high hardness.

Carbonitriding also has other advantages over carburizing; it has a greater resistance to softening during tempering and increased fatigue and impact strength. It is possible to use both carbonitriding and carburizing together to form optimum conditions of deeper case depths and therefore performance of the part in industry. This method is applied particularly to steels with low case hardenability, such as the seat of the valve. The process applied is initially carburizing to the required case depth (up to 2.5mm) at around 900-955C, and then carbonitriding to achieve required carbonitrided case depth. The parts are then oil quenched, and the resulting part has a harder case than possibly achieved for carburization, and the addition of the carbonitrided layer increases the residual compressive stresses in the case such that the contact fatigue resistance and strength gradient are both increased.

Certain pre-industrial case hardening processes include not only carbon-rich materials such as charcoal, but nitrogen-rich materials such as urine, which implies that traditional surface hardening techniques also involved carbonitriding."

ShaneS
04-22-2008, 18:14
Does highly polishing the barrel change the dimensions/tolerances much?

g29cc
04-25-2008, 16:02
Originally posted by XXXXXX:
Personally, I'd stay away from anything that can risk change of dimension. If a chemical finish strip can change the tolerance (ask me how), I'd stay clear off the way mechanical means (polishing). You cannot convince me that those rounded edges in those pictures do not affect critical dimensions. Bluing is a chemical process. If you polish enough to take the barrel bluing off, you've gone pretty far.

Since you're a machinist...ever mic'd before and after polishing? You can say all you want, but without before/after measurement.....what you say don't really mean much.Yep sure have mic'ed before and after and well within tolerance of a factory part that is by spec in some areas not dimensionally concentric , or parallel either.

So here is an example.

EFK and Sig barrel outside width of flats

.657 sig factory
.648 EFK factory

EFK and Sig barrel outside width of OD barrel

.550 Sig factory
.547 EFK factory

Here are some pictures of a barrel I just ran out and half polished an area to show the Caliper in picture , NO DIFFERENCE IN MEASUREMENT !!!

Lower area outside barrel od of polished surface

.5325


Upper area outside barrel od of unpolished BLUED surface

.5325


Polished area was .5325 before polishing as well.

Does it remove metal in some case yes it will remove .0003-.0008 and possibly on a high side .001. But even in that range, look at the difference between the EFK barrel and a Sig factory barrel dimension. Those are measurement from my own 229 barrel and a customer's EFK barrel in front of me. Why do I bother to measure things and write them down. Just pure curiosity to what machine tolerances are between companies and what not. Or if someone asks me why I think a certain company is better then another, I ll tell them, with all the barrels I ve done from XX company, they were all within .001 of each other, or they were all way out .008 from each other or from side to side.

So basically in a nut shell , STOP FIRING YOUR GUN RIGHT NOW. Your unevenly machining your surfaces every time you pull the trigger !! LOL Seriously though,with every trigger pull you cause friction , which in turn will remove material over time. In essence again, a well broken in gun shoots smoother , has less malfunctions then a new gun ( well we know Sigs dont malfunction ). Race guns are fit and polished to a very fine degree. They are not extremely loose such as service guns. If a service gun was super tight, there would be problems ( ahem... M16 vs AK 47 )

So while polishing may remove a inSIGnificant amount of material, its nothing that will hurt performance , and in 99.9 % of all cases improves greatly the performance.

Removing a surface such as blueing is so small that the factory doesnt even take in account for this in their tolerances for machining. If the factory had to take this into account and the tolerances were that tight to begin with, your gun would cost 4 times what it does now.

So again, yep I am a machinist and here is your pics of before and after as you requested. I ll further back up anything else I do as well with more hard facts and pictures if you would like.

And dont worry everyone I dont take offense to questions like this. I would rather have everyone understand the workings behind what is being done. If I can educate you in the process of what I am doing to further make you feel confident in what your having done, then please feel free to ask. I am super busy and might not get a chance to email or respond quickly , but will do my best.

g29cc
05-05-2008, 11:19
http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085//images/525_220_polished_side.jpg
http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085//images/525_polished_220_elite_lh.jpg
http://wsm.ezsitedesigner.com/share/users/44/449710/websites/527085//images/468_220_polished_side_good.jpg

JMS
05-05-2008, 11:23
Todd,
Got my barrel back today. Awesome work. You took a 12 year old barrel and made it look like new. I can't wait to send you the other 2. Thanks Jon.

Guy Powell
05-09-2008, 14:15
I used medium and fine grade steel wool along with Flitz and a lot of rubbing on my second generation G19. It took 2-3 hours and came out looking like brushed stainless. I carried it on-duty for three years with no problems. About every other cleaning I'll go back over the slide with Flitz and I always keep a good coat of Eezox on it. Everyone that's seen it comments on what a good "refinishing" job. Sort of hate to tell them it was just rubbing and metal polish.
If I knew how to post pictures I'd gladly put some up. Oh yes, the last step was getting the yellow hue off. That's where the 000 steel wool came in.

Aussieglockguy
08-16-2008, 19:56
Here's a brief description on polishing your barrel, everyone here who has done it, may do it differently.

Tools:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Glock%20Talk/Tools.jpg

I use the sponge sandpaper from 3M, rub the barrel, until the finish starts fading, then add some mother's polish to the sponge,rub barrel until all of the finish is gone.

then i use my dremel tool, with a polishing pad, and place mother's polish on the barrel and just keep polishing until you get the desire results. Wipe down the barrel when you get done.


Far as the slide, I would just get it refinish. Brad @ CCR did my slide for under 50 bucks, he had a special going on last year.

Web site:http://www.ccrrefinishing.com/
e-mail him and tell him, you seen his work on glock talk and he may give you a price break, never hurts to ask.

Several pics of glocks I've done.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Girls%20and%20Guns/Guns/DSCN0504-1.jpg
.357 Sig
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Girls%20and%20Guns/Guns/DSCN0468.jpg
My 19
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/glockman40/Girls%20and%20Guns/Guns/G19-1.jpgYour 19 slide is exactly what im looking for, is it just polish? or have you done something else?
I was under the impression that polish is shinny

JuttsGlock
08-20-2008, 09:02
the picture just above looks like duracoat, Not polished.

GMAN40
08-24-2008, 05:35
WOW Mirror finished slides look cool but must be blinding while shooting on a sunny day. :wow:

nitrowolf_67
05-25-2009, 08:38
How hard would it be to just do a brushed look to just the sides of the slide?I just bought a new 22 rtf2 and I want to dress her up a bit.What would I have to do to just take the black off the sides?

nitrowolf_67
05-25-2009, 09:47
can you do forward serrations to match the rear ones on my new 22rtf2 slide ?

Bowtie
05-25-2009, 10:22
DIY will not come out like the above, even my brother in law who's a jeweler said that he could not get it to the same level as above. Question for Todd, are the slide 'cuts' (towards the left under the rear sight) black or is it just a reflection off the magazine/angle??

Sure they can if you know what you're doing..
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel023.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel024.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel025.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel026.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel027.jpg

Klipp
06-18-2009, 09:43
Sure they can if you know what you're doing..
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel023.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel024.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel025.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel026.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Slideandbarrel027.jpg

Those Look Badass...

Hey Todd...Is there a GT price for these services? Also if we were to ask for a slide like the above pictured, with the top of the slide staying black, would it still be full price...

id love to see pics of a shiny slide w/ a polished barrel if anyone has one.

DANDYKILL47
06-18-2009, 11:40
Hey Bowtie!! That's incredibly badass! Did you do all that yourself?

Bowtie
06-18-2009, 11:46
Hey Bowtie!! That's incredibly badass! Did you do all that yourself?

Yes I did, it was for a member here..

Klipp
06-19-2009, 01:33
Hey Bowtie...

How much for the sides of the slide, the cylinder of the barrel, and 1 side of the barrel to be mirror finished like the above photos?

nitrowolf_67
06-19-2009, 11:16
It takes a little time but I love the look!!!!!!

Heres my new G22 RTF:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/nitrowolf_67_photos/polished.jpg


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/nitrowolf_67_photos/polished3.jpg


And special thanks to coachg (http://glocktalk.com/forums/member.php?u=88426) for the adjustable rear sight!!!

Bowtie
06-20-2009, 11:28
Hey Bowtie...

How much for the sides of the slide, the cylinder of the barrel, and 1 side of the barrel to be mirror finished like the above photos?

PM sent

nitrowolf_67
06-24-2009, 21:47
Heres my new G22 RTF

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/nitrowolf_67_photos/Firearms/polished3-1.jpg

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/nitrowolf_67_photos/Firearms/2-1.jpg

barthmonster
09-21-2009, 03:15
Bowtie, that looks great.

Thinking of doing this myself to my Glock 20... I'd do the sides of the slide only, plus the chamber-part of the barrel that is on the slide portion, leaving the top of the barrel and cylinder black...

Of course my Glock 32 KKM precision barrel in .40 S&W could use a complete polish, right ??!!

Jim S.
09-27-2009, 17:44
I polished my G36 slide and realized that I really like the all black gun more than a polished shiney gun.
I sent my slide to Todd at Customized Creationz and had him do a Sig Black Cerakote finish on it. It looks great and feels like a new teflon frying pan... slick as snot.
Got it back in two weeks and the price was right.
Good job Todd, thanks.
It looks just like any other Glock slide that has the satin black matt finish on it so no need for pictures.

glockpeter
02-15-2010, 03:29
great works, any movie ??

FoMoCowboy
10-10-2011, 16:00
I'm doing the same thing with my G27 slide, and leaving the barrel alone, and I am doing it with just sandpapers and steel wools. I dunno, I may not achieve the same results as someone using buffers and polishing compounds and everything else, But I'm one of those guys who still believes theres something to be said for doing things by hand. One thing I can say though is with heavy grit sandpaper, it takes hours just to get the black out of the pores in the metal, I havent completely removed the pores out of one side yet, and I'd have to guess I've invested at least 5 hours into it so far. So anybody thinking of doing the same thing, make SURE you are ready to invest lots of elbow grease into the project, if you truly just WANT a chrome looking slide or barrel, I'd definitely recommend paying someone else to do it. But like I said, I'm doing it because I wanted to say that I did it by hand, and so far I believe the work involved is definitely worth money.


Also as this is my first post on the forum, I have to say I'm glad to be here, looks like a great community. I own a G27 and G22, both Gen 3.

steve581581
10-10-2011, 16:21
on my first G30 i polished the sides of my slide to a mirror using a hard flat surface, a lot of soapy water, a lot of very fine sandpaper, and finally finishing it off with some metal polish. it took me roughly 20 hours here and there to get it how i wanted due to the sides of the slide not being perfectly straight especially around the stampings. i put about 1000 rounds through it after that before i wire wheeled the black coating off. looking back i should have paid to have it done by a pro because i was never happy with it knowing every imperfection was my fault and the time i put into it wasnt worth the money i could have spent to have it done the way i wanted. it was nice to be able to tell people who asked about it that i did the work myself though.

cciman
10-10-2011, 19:17
Don't you risk cutting into the nitrided (Tenifer) surface finish?

Bowtie
10-11-2011, 11:50
Don't you risk cutting into the nitrided (Tenifer) surface finish?

If you go to deep, yes you can..That's why it should be done with the finest paper and go slow..Some folks will try and rush it and start with heavy grits, that's where the problems will come from.

Bowtie
10-11-2011, 11:57
Another pic of one I did for a member here.
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Polishedglock.jpg

Metro566
10-11-2011, 15:53
That is SICK! I was thinking about doing my Glock barrel but maybe I'll have it done professionally! Goodjob, I'm blown away. True artform

cciman
10-11-2011, 19:33
Yeah, right... What's too deep and how do you control from going too far? That tenifer penetration is in the micrometer range.

If you go to deep, yes you can..That's why it should be done with the finest paper and go slow..Some folks will try and rush it and start with heavy grits, that's where the problems will come from.

Bowtie
10-12-2011, 12:01
Yeah, right... What's too deep and how do you control from going too far? That tenifer penetration is in the micrometer range.

EXPERIENCE. I've done more than I care to count and have never had an issue.

Bushflyr
10-12-2011, 20:54
The Tenifer is also FREAKIN' HARD. You're not going to go through it without REALLY trying. I don't think it would even be possible with just elbow grease and a reasonable grit of sand paper.

I tried to drill through my slide and a carbide bit wouldn't even start. I had to use a Dremel to grind through through the surface to get the bit to bite.

Wawrz
11-17-2011, 13:35
Another pic of one I did for a member here.
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Polishedglock.jpg

that's amazing:faint:

bxny10455
11-27-2011, 02:08
Another pic of one I did for a member here.
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/cisco1965/Polishedglock.jpg

Wow!


"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"- Benjamin Franklin

bymorris
02-22-2012, 20:12
Does anybody know if Todd and customized creationz is still in business? I sent some emails and called a couple of times and haven't heard any response.

glockpeter
05-12-2012, 12:15
thanks for thread

Dogman 10x
04-26-2013, 20:18
Todd!...

Are you still polishing slides !?
What's a 220 slide cost to do!?