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Old 01-13-2010, 22:29   #1
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Finished up polishing my slide, what say you?

I was inspired by some of the photos I saw in the barrel polishing thread, so I decided to try it out on a used G30 I traded for recently. It had some good holster wear, so I was already planning on doing something (duracoat came to mind first). I did the barrel with my dremel, and it turned out great.

So I moved onto the sides of the slide, as I liked the look of a few that had posted some photos of theirs with the top still black.

Here is the end result. It could be better, but i'm happy with it for now. I first attempted this with just my dremel using some felt wheels and mag polish, but then ended up using some 1000 grit - 1500 grit sandpaper in order to get a more uniform look (thanks Bowtie). In the photos you will see the older G30 next to my new one.

So how did I do?

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Old 01-14-2010, 20:38   #2
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Pretty Sweeeeet! Looks like a lot of hard work..
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:53   #3
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It wasn't too bad. Once I got the tip to use the superfine sandpapers, it went rather quick.

I doubt I'll do it again though. But since I had a good subject that already had bad holster wear, I figured why not try it once. I will say I really like the look though.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:34   #4
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Polymer frames and polished slides just dont go well. Nice work though.
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Old 01-17-2010, 14:07   #5
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Nice job!

I like that you didn't over polish the slide and make it too shiny. It kind of has that antique look to it.

Well done.
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Old 01-21-2010, 21:00   #6
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Good Job man..
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Old 01-21-2010, 21:11   #7
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Looks good buddy! Love to see a man customizing his guns to HIS liking
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Old 01-21-2010, 21:16   #8
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If you like it that is all that matters. I am not partial for that kind of thing unless the metal under the finish is stainless steel. If I had something like a S&W M&P with the stainless slide I would consider a bead blasted finish. I just bead blasted a Sig slide to send it off for a refinish and if it would have been stainless I would have just left it bare.
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