Originally Posted by dinkytheman
That's really something. I bought a 5906 today, but I got the matte stainless. They had one with a shiny finish, but it was dinged up a little. Do you just buff the hell out of it with a dremel?
I block sanded the finish until the pitted finish was smooth.
The large wide areas were polished with a wide cloth wheel on a die grinder, and the smaller, hard to reach areas were done with a dremel.
Like what has been said here many times, if the dremel isn't used correctly, you can end up having a wavy finish because the dremel polishing wheels are too small and hard and will groove the finish if not careful.
I have been polishing metal since the mid 70s, and have learned alot over the years.
This is what I startred with, and feel I had very little to loose in trying to improve the beauty of this pistol, considering the gouges in the finish..
It shoots as well as it looks, if not better!