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Old 01-26-2013, 14:01   #1
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stainless refinish

I was looking at a revolver that was made of stainless steel. It was very scratched. I was wondering if anything could be done to make it look new again or atleast a little better.
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Old 01-26-2013, 14:05   #2
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polishing

ahhhhh.....behold the beauty of satinless
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Old 01-26-2013, 14:47   #3
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I was looking at a revolver that was made of stainless steel. It was very scratched. I was wondering if anything could be done to make it look new again or at least a little better.
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Do you have pictures of the damage? This will give a better idea of what can / should be done to try to repair the finish.

The repair process, to the extent that it is possible, will depend on the depth of the scratches, where they are, etc.

Scratches/pits need to be removed with the appropriate sequence of sanding and then the surface polished or perhaps glass bead blasted and then gone over with a fine wire wheel.
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All sort of things, polishing, bead blasting, coating type finishes, like GunKote or Duracoat. In fact, I hate ordinary stainless, so I'd lean toward one of those, whether it was scratched or not.
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Old 01-26-2013, 15:01   #5
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no pic it was at a LGS
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:02   #6
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Depends on the depth of the scratches. It can be turned from polished stainless to brushed or matte, with just super fine steel wool or superfine emery paper.
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